Man, this is bad Burda graphic. Here’s a link to the actual page. It looks better online.
This here is BurdaStyle 04/2011 #118. I’ve really gotten into skinny leg jeans or leggings and a looser, longer top. I know, I know, it’s been a trend for a while but I live in Alaska and we are slow up here. Also, all that stuff looks better with cute shoes and our snow just melted. In fact, some of the white stuff is still sticking around.
Here you can really see how fitted it is at the hip and how loose it is at the bust. I typically made a size 34 in Burda without fail. On this project, I graded down from a size 36 to a 32. I had read some reviews on PatternReview.com that had said the sizing was generous. Ya got that right!
I added cuffs to the sleeves. The original sleeves were long but I had to cut them off because of fabric shortage. I thought it would look weird to have 3/4 length sleeves with something like this so I added tight cuffs so they would form some gathers like the hem at the hip.
For the neck and hem edge, I used clear elastic. First, I serged it on the wrong side of the neck edge. Second, I flipped the neck edge over and topstitched from the front side. I pulled a little bit as I was serging it on so it caused slight gathering in the hem and the neck edge. I really needed something to stabilize the neck edge since this is a fine knit.
Danger, non-sewing related kid photos! Cute kid alert!! Ignore if you are only here for sewing-related posts!!!