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Friday, April 8, 2016

Burdastyle Oversize Sweater

Hello,
I made two sweaters based on Burda Easy A/W 2013 - pattern no 6 C size 34/36. These projects belong to MAGAM March Challenge with theme "Moreish Makeover March". I was trying my best to finish them by the end of last month but I couldn't.

These sweaters are my second and third versions, you can check my first version for more detail including my work process.

For the fabrics, I used medium weight knit cotton in dark blue with small flowers and pink with small white dots. I bought 3 yards and I only need 1.75 yards for each sweater, so I still have left over fabric enough to make summer top :)

The sewing process was easy but somehow it took so long for me to finish. I started work with the blue sweater and decided to change the original hi-low hem with a normal hem and used black ribbing for the bands. The rest of the sweater is like the original pattern :)


For the pink sweater, I added decorative pieces in the front and back. I did that by cut the fabric in the triangle shapes with 1 cm seam allowance in all edges. And I just put one piece on top of the other  (bottom piece) and sew it.

Also, I omitted the side buttons at the shoulder and finished the neck band by fold the fabric 1 cm inside and sew around with twin needle.
For the sleeves and hem bands, I used the wrong side of same fabric and I did the hi-low hem as the original pattern.


After all, I like both sweaters. They are cosy and easy to wear but I think I will not be making more oversize sweaters. Spring is finally here and I am ready for sewing floral dresses, skirts and airy tops :)

Happy Sewing and hope you have a great day.

Love,
Hana

20 comments:

  1. Hello dear Hana!
    Both of your sweater are very nice and you look very beautiful!
    Have a nice weekend!
    LG Carolin

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a nice weekend to you too :)

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  2. They both look beautiful, Hana. I like the decoration that you added to the pink one. They both suit you so well.

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  3. What beautiful fabrics! I love what you have done with the pink overlay and I do like the high-low hem also. No doubt you will get a lot of wear out of such practical, yet pretty tops.

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    1. Thank you Dawn, you are always so sweet :)

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  4. I do like both of your tops, Hana. They are just the sort of thing I should be sewing for our coming cold weather. They are very pretty.

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    1. Hi Kathy, thank you :) Great idea of sewing this easy top for coming winter. Trust me, they are really easy :)

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  5. I like both sweaters, too! :) They do look comfy but also very cute! :) Great job!

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    1. Thank you Katharina :) Love your latest bag too :)

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  6. Both of these sweaters fit you so well!

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  7. So pretty Hana. Both look lovely - just right for transitional wear in the changing seasons. Some months are like that - not much good for getting much sewing done. Two simple tops was a good effort :)

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  8. I like both of them too, but especially drawn to the pink one. You look so pretty in pink. :)

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  9. I really like the pink one too, like Lisa, I think you look lovely in pink :)

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    1. Thank you Carolyn :) Pink is my favourite colour.

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  10. OH the pink one is too cute Hana! That being said, the blue one has that cozy-up at home feeling...just what an oversize sweater should have.

    I remember your first one, and I'm liking this pattern with the your own hi-lo hem more and more!

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