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Burda 8860 (out of print)

Added Jan 7, 2013

by freyastark

Melbourne, Austr...






An out-of-print classic published in the early 2000s, and a great shirt pattern. The fancy details of the illustrations obscure the possibility of a nice, straightforward classic shirt. This pattern has deep vertical darts and bust darts (although they are not shown in the diagrams), and is quite shapely. This one has also become a favourite of mine, and I have made a few examples. With luck you might be able to find it on eBay.

Material Notes





Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Geek, Preppy

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    Jul 22, 2013, 12.22 PMby freyastark

    I have now made a second version in a teal and black Liberty print. This time I improved the fit by moving the bust darts downwards to coincide with the apex of my bust, and adding extra ease at the sides of the front pieces equal to a larger size. I also added the equivalent amount to the sleeve tissue on the front side, which I tapered to nothing by the elbow to avoid excess fullness at the cuff. The result is an excellent fit and a new favourite shirt.

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    Jan 10, 2013, 03.44 AMby nouvellegamine

    very nice and great fit!

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    Jan 7, 2013, 03.58 PMby ctharp

    Wow, your shirt looks great! Good fit, good fabric!

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    Jan 7, 2013, 11.44 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on you. decided that this year i.m going to make myself blouses and tops and trousers.i.m going to have a wardrobe clear out and then decide what I need. I tend to make dress after them lol x

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