Friday, February 5, 2010

Burda 02-2010 - my knit challenge!

After many many months that I found no interest in my Burdas... It finally arrived - a simple cute knit top that I liked!
(The image is from the Burda magazine)

I thought it would be the perfect challenge for the February challenge at My Favourite.
It's a good thing I decided on that pattern as my month's challenge... Or I would have never completed it. I started at size 40. I'm not as thin as I'd like, and last time I made a burda top, that was my size...
First - I couldn't get the directions. The part of putting the small band between the upper front parts.. I don;t know - maybe the band was supposed to come on top of the top parts, bot between... I sewed it between the parts.
Other then that - there was no need for instructions.
but it came out HUGE! I know I'm pretty small there, but so is the model in the magazine and the top fits her...
Anyhow - I started modifying the pattern - making it longer in length and smaller in all other parts... I have never before made such big changes in a top! I'm pretty proud in myself!

I already made it twice - both sleeves variations.
I'll make it again for sure - so here are the things for me to remember for next time -
1. leave very little seam allowance!
2. use steady knit... medium weight. the thin fabric also works, but less well for me..
I like it!


  1. Congratulations on a successful improvement of fit!

  2. Cute tops! I am almost brave enough to start sewing for myself. I think I'll have to do some more practice with children's clothing first, however.