Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Burdastyle Tee


drawing from http://www.burdafashion.com/images
Every year I tend to replace my tee shirts.  This is more because of necessity than any other reason.  Tees are in heavy rotation in my wardrobe.  This year, I was keen to try a different pattern and Burdastyle 2/2013 view 126 caught my eye.  This had already been made most successfully by Kbenco so I knew I was onto a winner.  One problem I had in the past with Burdastyle though was there sizing.  This time I opted to draft to my measurements and chose a 38 in the bust and waist and 40 in the hips.  In all honesty, I could have gone a 38 in the hips but in all honesty I quite like a looser fit.

The fabric I chose was a synthetic knit.  In fact the same knit that I used to make Courteney's lady skater dress.  I don't think it will wear well but I love the embossed pattern on it.



I loved the fabric and tee so much, I had to make it up in green as well!


The only real change I made to the pattern, was to shorten it.  Man this pattern is long!  I didn't bind the neckline as per the instructions but made a small neckband using the width as outlined in the pattern and twin needle finished it.


And because black is always a versatile colour, I just had to make one in black as well!


I love this pattern, and I will use it again.....just not this season!




13 comments:

  1. I love the style of this tshirt. I must be being told I should make it because this is the second blog post I have read in two days where this tshirt was the star!! Cheers, Karen

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  2. I have made this top twice with the long sleeves. Love the fit and the way it looks on me. Planning to make some short sleeved tops for summer. What a great pattern and very quick to sew up.

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    1. It is certainly quick and easy. I am quite keen on the dress now.

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  3. Nice! This pattern is on my sewing list too.

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    1. I like it so much I will be making it again.

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  4. Funnily enough I just traced this pattern a few days ago too, and I see that Sharon over at petiteandsewing.blogpost.com has just posted a version too - obviously a winning pattern then! I just love that pink fabric, I find it so hard to find decent knits and end up with boring solids or predictable stripes

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    1. I find nice knits hard to find as well which is frustrating because I love sewing with and wearing knits.

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  5. You're all sorted for tees now! This style is cute.

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    1. I thought so too, but I am scheming another now!

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  6. I need new t-shirts badly and this pattern is high on my radar.

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    1. It has a nice little shoulder details and not just another boring tee. I like that!

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  7. Great taste in tees. I just finished this one as well in a stripey blues . I found it slim fitting as well.

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