3.21.2017

Boxy Sweatshirt/Take 2 | Burda 02/2017 #111A Sweatshirt

When you are on a roll, why stop, right?!  So I made a second version of Burda 02/2017 #111A Easy Sweatshirt.  :)
Earlier this month I finished my first make of this cute pattern and immediately knew I would make another.
Burda 02/2017 #111A Easy Sweatshirt is an easy-to-make boxy sweatshirt with interesting diagonal design lines both front and back.  The front has a hidden pocket that I eliminated on both sweatshirts as the pocket bag hung down in an unsightly way and added bulk to the front that I did not need.
I slimmed this one down a little by folding the pattern at the center front in @1" and folding the pattern at the center back fold line @1". This not only brought in the boxy width, but also narrowed the neckline.
I also wanted a seam line at the side seams, so I simply folded the triangular pattern piece in half, added my side seam allowance to the side seam edge, and cut 4 pieces.  This hangs nicely with a side seam.  The pink version was made with no modifications and though I like the uniqueness of no side seams, it sometimes 'rounds' around my body instead of hanging 'with' my body, if that makes sense.
I liked the top-stitching effect on the recent Burda green hoodie so much, that I top-stitched all the seams on this one.  Love it!  Top-stitching is such an easy little thing to do, and in a garment like this, it really adds to the look methinks.  French terry fabric purchased at JoAnn's.
You can see it is still boxy, but not overly so on my body. 
At first I was afraid I'd slimmed it down too much, particularly in the neckline, but believe it actually 'fits' me better in the long run. 
My pink one slip-slids back and forth on me at times that is a little annoying.  This one stays put.
Kinda proud of the twin needle stitching at the neckline.  :)  Twin needle stitched the hem also.  Seams are serged.  Overall another sweatshirt winner!  I like these sweatshirts because they are sweatshirt comfy, but a little unique and different than just an ordinary sweatshirt. 
Wearing my white Ottobre pants.  Need to make another pair as am wearing these constantly.  Today's photos were again taken at Lake Jocassee at Devil's Fork State Park.  It was a little disappointing to see the water so low, thus the red clay peeking out in the background here.  Usually this area is under water with a sliver of a sandy beach.  
Love, love, love the way the mountains meet the water here.  We are at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountain Range.
Suzi and I enjoyed a little snack on the rocks before heading back.
Happy Sewing Everyone!  :)

18 comments:

  1. I have this pattern on my radar, so nice to see your review! I'm going to copy your width modification for sure. I've been lots of places in the US, but never the southeast. Seeing the Appalachians is on my bucket list. Love seeing your neighborhood via your posts!

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy and I hope someday you get to get out this way and see our part of the world. Meanwhile, I'll try to include a few photos at the end of my posts in the future as it is fun sharing a little of where I live. :)

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  2. Such a nice top! I love that wide boxy shape, I think it's super flattering. And the colour is divine. :)

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    1. Thank you sweet Carolyn! I'm learning to embrace boxy tops! :)

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  3. A lovely casual top! Both are very flattering and the colours are beautiful. Your alteration worked well, too.

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    1. Thank you Kathy! This one is much more comfortable to wear than the first, even though I do like the oversized-ness of the first one. :)

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  4. Love, love, love the style of this sweatshirt! So comfortable looking and I'm sure feeling.

    You live in a beautiful part of the country. It's a bonus to get to see the area around you.

    Suzi really lucked into the best of lives when she came to live with you and your family!

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Mama Pea! Loving the comfort of these sweatshirts for this season. Don't know why I've not made them before? Maybe it is Burda's new designs that drew me in? Can't tell you how much I enjoy Suzi's company with me on our adventures. I'll try to include a few more photos of SC at the end of my future posts as I love sharing a little of where I live. :)

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  5. You really nailed it with this sweater, it fits great and has the perfect amount of boxiness, if you ask me! Your topstitching looks very neat, great job! And thanks for the pictures and the information. I have to come visit you some day, it looks beautiful where you live :)

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    1. Thank you so much Katharina! What a great compliment as your skills are so impressive!! And I hope you and Marvin do come visit us some day!!! That would be fantastic and I would enjoy that very much! It would be great fun to spend some time with you!!!! :) :)

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  6. I adore the backdrop and I like that little bit of red peeking out at the water's edge. As to your top: well the colour is gorgeous and I agree completely about the side seams. I always think they fold and therefore sit a bit better. This pattern really lifts the concept of sweatshirt.

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! The lake behind me is a man-made lake and is controlled by a series of dams. Southern red clay is the make-up of our land in this area. :)

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  7. Another gorgeous sweatshirt. Those pastel colours are lovely on you.

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    1. Thank you so much Jean!! Loving these pastel colors for Spring this season! :)

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  8. Pretty in pastels - both tops are gorgeous. I agree, top stitching makes a garment - holds seams in place and also looks professional. Wide necklines always slide around in boxy tops, so a good idea to downsize it. Pats to Suzy.

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah Liz! Pastels are sort of a first for me, and am finding them most fun to wear. :)

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  9. I love your modification on this pretty sweatshirt. The colour is so pretty on you :)

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