Added Jun 3, 2013
I wanted to give myself a small project to get back into some sewing and I had long considered making this burda pattern. It is a very simple design. The pleats in the shoulders don’t really drape as much as the drawing indicates. Maybe try a softer fabric. Either way, they gave the shirt a certain quirk.
I generally don’t make clothing without some tailoring because I’m quite small. I noticed in other photos that the design had a lot of fabric around the waist, so I added some darts in the front to give it a bit of shape.
The shirt is most suited to being tucked into jeans or a skirt, it’s very long otherwise. I added some side splits should I wear the shirt out, otherwise it probably wont fit over my hips. You could try shortening it.
The instructions in this pattern are very vague, then again it’s not an expensive pattern. I would recommend pinning first just to check you’re on the right path because the collar is a bit tricky and if you’re serging the seams, your best to make sure you do them at the right stage.
All up, a good exercise before getting onto something more tricky! I do have one issue, of my own creation… I’m unable to remove the dressmakers carbon. I’ve washed the shirt a couple of times and the markings are still there. Unfortunately, I used RED dressmakers carbon. Any hot tips?
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