Added Jan 24, 2014
I think it should be described as a short, oversized sweater/sweatshirt hybrid. It is a crewneck sweater, but its casual design definitely lends itself nicely to more relaxed fabrics.
I wrote a very detailed description of the project over at patternreview.com (http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/94732), so to save me some time I will just direct you all there for more information. Fortunately Burda allows multiple photos, so I can upload more here for more details of the end result.
I am wearing a size 38, but needed to take in the side seams an extra 3/4 inch in order for it to not be so oversized. It would have been comically oversized on me in the 38 as it stood. I could have taken the sleeves in as well, but I think I like them a bit bigger…I have nothing in my closet that resembles this sweater, and so I am pretty stoked at how original and unique it looks.
I added the photo of me wearing it with the skirt for two purposes (and not to look silly, lol)…
1. The length is quite short, I have a short torso for my height and normally tops are too long on me. This one was definitely not, and I have to wear a cami with it for modesty.
2. The choice of bottoms is very crucial when wearing this sweater, the midi skirt was too voluminous and my body lost its curves and just looked a bit big overall. Choosing to wear it with a fitted pair of cropped pencil trousers was the correct one, proportion-wise.
Acrylic Wool Boucle Knit fabric from Fabric Mart. Very warm. Touch itchy, but nothing terrible.
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