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Success rate improving

Added Nov 6, 2012

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






I’ve just made a bunch of things and the fail to success ration is greatly improving.

Of the ten items I’ve sewn in the last few weeks I expect I’ll wear about 8 of them.

The top is a recent Burdastyle pattern and it came out quite well. I just made another in navy blue with a couple of fitting alterations. The top section is made tighter.

If you make it, beware, its LONG. I’m 5"8’, I didn’t add seam allowance on the bottom and I still had to shorten it 6cm. I changed the sleeves to short as we are pretty much into summer.
I also did a little band around the neck edge instead of facing.

Pants are a Burda pattern, they are almost a good fit after alot of previous toiles.
It still kind of goes up my butt a little! A bit more tweeking is required.

Material Notes

Top: Lovely white orbit stretch from Tessuti’s. It’s fab material and lasts really well.

Pants: Red stretch twill from Denver fabrics.




Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Nov 6, 2012, 01.42 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely top and red.trousers x

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    Nov 6, 2012, 12.47 PMby schnui

    This top too is lovely. Well done. To stop pants riding up your butt, add about 1-2cm on your front pattern piece at the crutch seam and then taper down about 10cm to join the rest of the leg seam. I have this same problem and it is quite easy to correct. If you place your pattern piece over a pair of Australian made pants, especially Country Road or Sportscraft, you will see that they do this. We Aussie girls need that bit extra room.

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      Nov 6, 2012, 07.25 PMby freakusbzzz

      Thanks Schnui.

      I have a pattern that has great butt comfort , I extended the back crutch slightly. I just didnt’ do it for this one.

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    Nov 6, 2012, 09.03 AMby jennyrecorder

    K, thanks :)

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    Nov 6, 2012, 08.52 AMby jennyrecorder

    Altogether a lovely outfit. I love these tops, I have two I bought from Colorado (the shop) years ago and I’ve worn them to death, now I’m not buying clothes, I need a replacement, do you recommend this pattern?

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      Nov 6, 2012, 08.58 AMby freakusbzzz

      Yes, but buy a cheap fabric similar stretch and do a toile if you can.
      I just placed my own stretch top pattern ontop to get the size right.

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