It’s been a while since I posted. Despite the silence I have been sewing a lot, but for other people. This top is a Burda 114 11/2011, for my sister. It’s difficult to get an accurate impression of it when it’s flat because of the unusual neckline; it needs to be on a body. Here’s Burda’s picture.
Most people who have reviewed this pattern comment that they needed to size down and the neckline is much higher than on Burda’s photo and that has been my experience too. Here’s my first version.
I made a bit more of an effort with the insides on the blue one than I did on my own grey version of this; I overlocked the seam allowances and finished the hems with a flat lock hem. The fabric is a blue and white heathered jersey that came from Misan a few years ago. The inside is covered in loops like a terry so hopefully it will be warm despite being very lightweight.
My own version of this has proved very wearable. The only thing I have doubts about is the sleeve length. They’re meant to be extra long, but I think it’s overdone. I like my sleeves longer than average but these are ridiculous. I keep thinking about using the sleeves from Burda 119 01/2013 instead, which have gathering at the end so they look extra long without actually covering your entire hand. They need a lot of fabric though.
Next up: a foray into menswear.
7 thoughts on “Blue Burda 114 11/2011”
Love it! I must admit as soon as I saw this post, my reaction was: ‘BLUE?! She NEVER uses colour…’ then I read on. It makes sense now lol
Yes I’ve had this in stash for a long while but eventually realised it will suit my sister much better than me!
Oh, I like it. I bet your sister loved it.
I do indeed love it and will try to get a decent photo. I agree the sleeves are a tad long but they push up easily enough and they keep my hands warm if I do pull them down!
Glad you like it! Would love to see a photo of it on.
It looks so cozy!
Yes, I noticed the blue right away. What colour and fabric are you trousers? They are such a good match together!
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