Sunday, April 11, 2010
Burda 10-2005-114 Cowl Neck done
Don't forget to check out day 1 and day 2 of my pattern giveaway!!
This was my first ever Burda pattern, and I've previously blogged about starting it. Through this experience, I learned about twin needle stitching and have fallen completely in love with the technique (read all about how I made it work here)! I thought I was finished last night, but I worked on it even more today, just taking in side seams.
Sizing: I'm between a 38 and 40 in Burda sizing for the bust, and between a 40 and 42 for waist and hip. The patterns don't have seam allowances. So I wound up cutting out a 40 in the shoulder and armhole, and 42 taper to 44 at the hip for the side seam. Next time I think I will try 38 all around, as I wound up taking in the side seams a lot, and I think the shoulder seam is too wide.
I also wound up buying a remnant of fabric at JoAnn's and recutting the cowl, since I forgot to add the hem allowance to the cowl, whooops!
My favorite part of the garment is the twin needle hemming. I have a hard time getting the cowl to look the way I want it to look, but I guess it's ok??
This is to show what I think is weird placement of the armhole, but I blame that on me. Next time I will do the "right" sizing.
The sleeves are a bit tight in the forearms. I might try making them wider there next time. And will definitely stop using JoAnn's cotton/poly blend fabric for this kind of thing. I definitely prefer a soft blend double knit which they don't seem to sell.
If I try pulling the cowl down around my shoulders, suddenly Star Trek comes out to play
Let's look at that twin needle stitching one more time, shall we? Because I love it so: