As much as I try to have some nice dresses in my wardrobe…I also love wearing practical items…like a pair of jeans and a top! When I saw the Burda 09/2012 104A (it’s the shorter version) pattern I thought I should give it a try.
I don’t know if you have the same issue…but I tend to buy Burda magazine and then never make any of the garments…which is a waste I feel. So I thought I should revert the trend!
The top is a nice wardrobe builder…reminds me of Tasia’s Renfrew top…even more so since I used the same technique for the cuffs!
I used my usual size 38…but didn’t add any seam allowance and simply serged the seams. I slimmed down the sleeves a bit. I hemmed the top with an elastic stitch…my twin needle was acting up and I decided it wasn’t worth loosing my mind over that…I might use this technique again.
By the way…I read aninteresting article on how to finish knits…that included zig-zag stitches, overlock stitch, elastic stitch…and a lot more…but I can’t seem to find the link (Update: thanks Evie! here is the finishing techniques link)
What I like about this pattern: the fitted waistline
What I don’t like: The front armscye area…there is a bit of gaping (courtesy of my forward shoulders!) but I wasn’t quite sure how to fix it on a knit top… If you know of any technique…let me know.
What’s your favorite wardrobe essential?