Sunday, October 7, 2007

Comfy tee

Gotta love instant gratification sewing... Today I made a knit top from the October 2007 BWOF, style 115.





BWOF offers this pattern in sizes 38-46. I graded to a 36, and I'm glad I did, there is a fair amount of ease. If you want something more body-hugging, just go down a size or two from your normal BWOF size.

BWOF describes this as having 3/4 sleeves. They are more like bracelet length on me.

Fabric:
Super soft, super stretchy jersey of unknown content, it was a remnant I bought at the Pacific Fabric Outlet last month.



Likes/dislikes:
I like the simple style, and how fast it is to sew up.

I dislike the directions for the front pleat! I didn't make up an entire test garment, but I knew I needed to test out the pleat construction. I messed up what they tell you to do in the very first sentence! Fortunately I figured it out and now it just seems obvious.

The first sentence in this instructions is: "Fold front on fold line, wrong side facing in." They are referring to the center front fold, not the horizontal line marked "fold". If you are planning to make this pattern, this info should spare you several moments of confusion. I have photos of the whole process if a picture tutorial would be useful to anyone, just let me know.


Alterations/design changes:
I added seam binding to the shoulder seams to keep them from stretching out.


Conclusion
Easy to make, easy to wear version of a basic tee.

I'm not calling this my "BWOF project of the month" because I'm planning to make blouse 117 in a snazzy fabric; I think that top will be more deserving of the title.

16 comments:

loopylulu said...

I was thinking of making this next. Great to see it went together easy enough.

Adrienne said...

Very cute top!

Cidell said...

How nice to see it on someone with a bra. It looks so simple yet stylish. I also looked at the button down top you've got picked out for your next project. Can't wait to see that!

Erica B. said...

That top is adorable. I can't wait to get my October issue.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I like the top. Its a great basic in black!

Stephanie said...

You continually amaze me! This top is great.

stacy said...

OOOH, I love it - that was one of my favorite tops from the latest Burda.

Melissa said...

That looks so cute on you!

Geek Sewing said...

As always, Christina, your work looks amazing on you. Sometimes I wonder what your DH is thinking when taking these shots. But let's not go there, LOL!

Tany said...

You did wonderfully well with this top! Very cute!

LauraLo said...

Great top, I really love it and it looks great on you. I have a pattern that is quite similar to this one, the up and over top from seeitsewit.com so I'm glad I won't have to grade down this one (hate grading down, don't you??)

Kristi said...

it looks great, much better than their example.

Mardel said...

Love the top and it is quite stylish too, I can see it as a foundation for several currently trendy variations

yaiAnn said...

Very cute and great for work too!

C. Dishmey said...

Soon after I saw this top on your blog, I went down down and drove past Christian Dior. Can you belive the exact same top (in pink) was in the window! Burda does a great job with runway inspired looks. It's always fun to find out who it came from :-)

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