Thursday, February 27, 2014

Burda 7625..."Uhh, interesting"

Hello everyone!

I finally finished  Burda 7625!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I cut a size 36 (US 10) out of some beautiful brown sweater knit purchased from Denver Fabrics.  The fabric itself has a nice drape, and is soft to the touch.  It has a moderate amount of stretch, and was easy to sew.

I must say that this top fits me quite well.  I made no adjustments to the fit, since the size 10 measurements were spot on for me.  Going forward I may look into adding a little more ease in the sleeves, but it is not bothersome that they fit snug.  Also, there is still a lot of movement that I can't really capture with a photo. Compared to the pattern photo, my version looks similar, but I am definitely missing a lot of the gathering that the model's shirt has.


For the record, I would like to state that gathering is not my favorite thing to do.  I am not bad at it, I just don't get excited when I see a garment has gathers.  I always wonder "am I gathering too much" or "am I gathering too little" or even "do those gathers look evenly spaced?"   And then when I get my gathers set perfectly, I stress because I just know they will move when I sew them!!!!  Can't gathers just stay where you want them to??



Anyhow, some of the techniques you will use for this shirt include: darts, facings, and gathering.  The Raglan sleeves made the construction even easier, and the bat wings are a fun feature.  My only design change was to leave the front tab off.  It just didn't look right to me.



Overall, I will give Burda credit, because this pattern was a pleasure to sew.  The instructions were easy to follow, and the fit surprised me.  I will definitely sew a Burda pattern again!! Now whether or not this shirt is wearable, that remains to be seen.  It is starting to grow on me each time I put it on, yet I do think this kind of style is more "out of the box" for me.  

Stay sew-filled!!



8 comments:

Melody Murdock said...

It looks so comfy Vanessa, a shirt you can throw on and go and still look put together. I too like it sans front tab, wonderful work!

niema said...

I like this top a lot. It looks great on you. I too like it without the tab.

Nakisha said...

It is so flattering! Very nice pattern for you and the fabric looks nice to wear! Love it!

Candice said...

This top looks great on you, very flattering!

Annie Case Hanks said...

The shirt is great! Very pretty color on you.

Myra said...

This is a beautiful top! I agree with you, it looks really nice without the tab in front.

Annette said...

I really like this top. It is flattering to your figure. My husband has a way of saying "Its ok" or "Its fine." Very infuriating, however, if he doesn't like it he's pretty clear.

Annette said...

I really like this top. It is flattering to your figure. My husband has a way of saying "Its ok" or "Its fine." Very infuriating, however, if he doesn't like it he's pretty clear.