I finally got around to making my "first" top from Burda 6428. This is the same top made by Ms. Faye of Faye's Sewing Adventures. Her top inspired me to give it a try. I even selected a similar color to her inspiration top. Here is my review.
Pattern Description: Burda describes this as a fitted t-shirt pattern. I'd like to add with neck variations. Looking at view 1 on the pictured model, it a little loose to me.
Pattern Sizing: It is available in sizes 8 to 18. I used 14/16 with modifications.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did look like the photo.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Everyone knows that Burda can be a little vague with the instructions. But they were fine for me. I didn't see anything confusing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the neckline, the flounce, simply the look of the t-shirt. It didn't look like your typical T. On the construction - I like the finishing of the neckline and the lower armhole. It looks clean and RTW.
After my few modifications, the neckline is still a little wider than I am accustom to. Next time I'll bring it in a little more.
Fabric Used: I purchased this knit from Marcy Tilton. It kinda of slinky and has great recovery. It's semi-opaque. I did experience a little stitch skipping even though I used a microtex sewing machine needle, size 10, which works for me with most knits.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- I cut size 14 at the neck and 16 through the bust area and tapering back to size 14.
- Swayback adjustment - added a center back seam, tuck at lower back, scooped out excess at lower back and adding the amount of the tuck at the hem.
- FBA - I used Sandra Betzina Fast Fit FBA. I saw Ann of Gorgeous Fabrics' Blog use this technique for one of her projects. Sorry, I can't remember which project. Her post post reminded me that there was alternative to creating a FBA. This one does not produce a bust dart.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'll give this one another try. I like the cut of the t-shirt. Next time, I'll reduce the opening of the neckline. I do recommend it to others. It's easy and it's cute.