Monday, August 4, 2008

Burda 08-2006-113 Wrap Knit Top

Pattern Description: Here's the new knit fashion in cuddly-soft mohair sweaters! As these knit fabrics are easy to work with the garments can be a bit more complicated, in this case cleverly "tied up".

Pattern Sizing: 34-42. I made the 34.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, it looks like the model photos and the line drawing. It looks just like I expected.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were very easy. This is a very easy pattern. I wanted to also rank it "Fast and Easy for Beginners" because it is. I cut this out last night and I sewed it up while my kids were watching Sesame Street. That's just 30 minutes. Easy Peasy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love, love, love this sweater. I love the fit and style too. I love how distinctive and cozy it is. I love the color. I was scared about sewing with a sweater knit but that was easy too. I wasn't sure how to finish the hems but my coverstitch machine worked great. I was worried that it would stretch it out at the hem but it didn't. I don't dislike anything.

Fabric Used: A double-sided sweater knit from Gorgeous Fabrics. I chose the brighter pinker side of the knit. Here are both sides together so you can compare.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I did my typical 1/2" shoulder to bust tuck. I will probably always wear it over a cami or top because it is quite open at the top.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew this again but not for a while because it is such a distinctive piece. I love that the pattern in BWOF magazine from 2006 is perfect for 2008 and not too trendy.

Conclusion: Another BWOF winner. I love it. I'll wear it all winter.

Here are the two sides of the fabric. I obviously used the pinker side. I think the darker one would be pretty too.


-E said...

I absolutely love this sweater! Great choice of fabric- the berry color really compliments you! I also use Sesame Street as a timer- the classic episodes from the 70's give you a full 45 minutes!

Catherine said...

This is another fabulous top. It is so stylish yet looks so snug and comfy. you are really storming ahead with your wardrobe.

Lisette M said...

Beautiful sweater!Don't you love how the Burda WOF styles remain current for so long?

Unknown said...

Me: Wow, she's fast!
DH: Who's that?
Me: Dawn in Alaska, she did that sweater in half an hour!
DH: What a woman... 3 kids, cleans fish, fights bears...

*An actual conversation held in my kitchen this morning as he looked over my shoulder at the laptop! Keep up the good work!

kasizzle said...

It's beautiful! I can imagine you'll get lots of wear from it.

Gretchen the Household Deity said...

So cute. I'd have gone for the brighter side of that sweaterknit too. `-)

Anonymous said...

That is so pretty and that color looks GREAT on you!!! I have been wanting to work with a sweater knit.

Melissa said...

Pretty! I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it.

angie.a said...

Oh man I love this!! Are you done with your wardrobe yet?? You stinker. I haven't even gotten one piece finished yet!!