Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pattern Review- Burda 05/2009 Shirt 112

So this is the shirt that I had to run out and get a zipper for. I initially purchased a 22 inch zipper because I didn't believe what the pattern said- it called for a 28 inch zipper. I thought this was way too long. Save yourself the time and get the right zipper!

BTW, I have an illness. I went to Hancocks for a zipper. I walked out with a zipper, two new patterns, and five pieces of material.

Pattern Description: From the magazine: Soak up the sun and let your soul run free- it's particularly easy in this relaxed shirt jacket. An inverted box pleat in the back and a two way front zip with leather pull tabs add cool details.

Pattern Sizing: This pattern is available in sizes 36-44. I made a 40, like a RTW size 10.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, very much so.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Well, they are Burda instructions after all. This one actually wasn't too hard to follow. I didn't have any trouble until it came to inserting the zipper. I've never done a separating zipper that's sandwiched in between the facing and body of the garment. But after reading and rereading the instructions, I managed. It's not perfect, but not bad at all.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the plaid trend and was drawn to this pattern because I liked how it looked in plaid. The horizontal band going across the midriff it really cute, and I like the pleating details. I really don't have any dislikes.

Fabric Used: I used a plaid seersucker from Denver Fabrics. I spent a little over $15 for the fabric and purchased a separating zipper.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I did not make any changes to this one.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably won't sew this one again but I do recommend it.

Conclusion: I think this is really cute and fun to wear. I love how the plaid looks. I did an alright job at lining it up- it's not perfect, but that's ok!

It's really windy and icky outside so I took these photos inside. Not as great of quality but you get the idea...


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