Added Apr 10, 2011
Norwich, United ...
I used a pattern from the January 2011 issue of Burda.
I used blue wool jersey so the top is nice and warm. The fabric was all joined in a tube when I bought it so I had to cut it open. I used a size 16 ballpoint needle. This is the first time I have used a ballpoint needle for a jersey project and it was really effective. I did break one needle but that was when I was using my overcast foot to finish the edges. I have broken a lot of needles using this foot to finish the edges.
I used the same size pattern as my Burda jersey top so I thought I would be OK using the same size for this. Wrong! The shoulders and arm holes were huge which I didn’t find out until I had sewn on the sleeves. If I was after an 80s look with huge shoulder pads I would have been fine. I ended up taking in the sleeves another 1.5 cm all around. I lost the same amount at the top of the side seams, tapering into the waist.
The instructions were unfathomable in places and so I ended up winging a lot of it. This appears to be a common complaint with Burda patterns. I would like to make the top again and it would be nice to be able to be able to follow all the instructions.
Blue wool jersey
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