I finished up this Burda jumper tonight. I had everything done last night except the hem. I wanted to do a twin needle hem but I didn't think I had matching thread. I checked again and VOILA. Found some. I found a great tip for knit hems via Laura's PR review of this same jumper. I used it on my hem and it works great. No more bulky seams!
So what do you think... Cream turtleneck and tights and brown boots or black turtleneck, tights and boots? I'm leaning towards cream. (Hey... how come I look shorter in the cream ensemble??)
Pattern: Burda World of Fashion, September 2007, #121 "Pinafore Dress"
Size 36 although I ended up taking it in at the hips so a 34 probably would have been fine
Fabric: Some really stretchy cotton lycra (I think) blend in a heathered denim color that I've had in my stash forever. I am reasonably sure I bought this fabric to make leggings when I was pregnant with my son. Who is now 13. Which makes the fabric 14 years old. And the lycra has not dry-rotted!
LOVE this jumper!
This is the first Burda WOF pattern I've actually made. I have had another one cut out for several months but I haven't started sewing it yet. The style in the WOF patterns is awesome! I have still not subscribed to the monthly publication but I think it's just a matter of time. For now, I buy the monthly issues that I like for $8 plus $2 s/h.
I had a little trouble figuring out the back pleats. Burda WOF is skimpy on instructions as well as drawings and pictures. I THINK I was sewing the back pleats correctly but they caused the skirt to stick out at weird angles. Not sure if it's the