The spring tees are finished. Here they are. That brings me to ten tees, but two are iffy, which makes the required eight.
Now on to blouses. The wardrobe list shows 16 blouses, eight for work, and eight casual. As a SAHM I am redefining the work category as dressy-casual-out-and-about wear. And casual is defined as a bit more comfortable, things I would wear at home.
Sixteen blouses is a lot but I am going to give it a shot. I plan to use eight different patterns and make two versions of each. That should cut down on the time somewhat. And if I see any great sales I am free to fill in the corners with some RTW.
My first is a simple camp shirt. Here is my practice muslin of a camp shirt using Burda 8673, option A. Often I have issues with Burda sleeves and this time was no different. I made three sleeve renditions and the results remained so-so. Three is my typical limit before I scrap a pattern.
I have had this problem before with Burda sleeves and now I am considering trashing all of my Burda top and jacket patterns as they all seem designed the same way. I find the fit and design of the torso to be very flattering so I hate to lose the patterns, but I have yet to get a sleeve to fit comfortably.
Can anyone tell me why the sleeve cap is so differently shaped than the armscye of the shirt? Has anyone else encountered the same problem with Burda?
Is there a correction or should I throw my Burda’s away?
Next Post: Tuesday, February 8, 2011: Working on another camp shirt using a different patternmaker.