Burdastyle Short Sleeve Raglan Top 02/2016 #118

I was super excited to make this queue-busting top when I borrowed a Burdastyle magazine from the library:
Burdastyle short sleeve raglan top

Unfortunately I’m a bit disappointed in the result… I think it looks a bit unflattering on me so I won’t be sewing it again.

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This is my first Burda top (not counting the nightgown I sewed), so I was unsure whether to go with size 36 as recommended. I wanted a bit of extra ease and decided to play it safe by cutting a 38 – which ended up being too big, even after taking in the sides and raising the armhole as much as possible. I also know I have a rather short neck, so I shortened the height.

Fabric used
French terry, though the collar is rather floppy…

Fitting notes
– Took in the side panels 21mm in total each side
– Narrowed the arm width 16mm total under each arm
– Shortened collar height 1cm (2cm total)
– Hemmed 2cm instead of 3cm to keep length

The pattern is a fairly quick sew though, especially if you use a fabric that doesn’t fray, so maybe it might work for you?

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Swedishseams

Started my serious obsession with sewing August 2016. Read more about why I started sewing here: https://swedishseams.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/why-i-started-sewing/

2 thoughts on “Burdastyle Short Sleeve Raglan Top 02/2016 #118”

  1. I agree with Sil. But of course, you have to feel great wearing it, so if you feel it’s unflattering…well, case closed. I do that a lot…I see all kinds of great designs in BurdaStyle magazine and then I get one sewn up and realize it’s not a style I like to wear. It’s taking me a long time to figure this out! lol

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