Burda 110/09 #130 - Pajama Top
Amazingly, today I was able to finish the top! Not without some slight drama. The sleeves for model #130 are not full length sleeves. I did not realize this until I had already attached one and tried it on. The sleeves are more like 3/4 or 7/8 sleeves. If you have the magazine, check out the model photo, the sleeves do not come to her wrists. If you want full length sleeves, either add to this sleeve or check out the sleeve for the robe - it might be full length.
I made the sleeve cuffs slightly different from the Burda directions, and I think this is a little bit easier. I did all of this construction *before* stitching the sleeve seams. Here's how I did it:
First, I stitched the piping to the cuff facing.
Second, I stitched the cuff facing to the sleeve, *right* side of facing to *wrong* side of sleeve.
Third, I pressed the sleeve cuff facing to the front, and the piping seam allowance under.
Last, I top stitched the sleeve cuff in place right along the piping. This hold the sleeve cuff to the sleeve and adds a nice finishing touch. This accomplishes the same thing the Burda instructions intended to and you're finished in three easy seams.
The pockets are easily made, too, and a little different than what I'm used to. The outside of the pocket has piping, which is stitched in between the upper and lower pieces.
Then, that pocket is stitched to a pocket lining (of the same shape and size) leaving and opening for turning. The pocket now is fully lined and ready to top stitch to the garment. All the edges are neatly finished and you don't have to turn under those rounded corners before apply the pocket.
I am pleased with the top and it matches the other two pieces in the set from the same issue of Burda. Here are the previous two pieces together:
Up next, a new shirt for my husband. Next week it looks like I'll need to go back to 30 Minutes Per Day - I've got too many things to make before Christmas. They are easy things, so they'll be perfect for this approach.
I will be taking a break until Monday as my family is home for the holiday and we will be having some family fun. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I'll see you on Monday!
Parting Shot: Helping. My son is helping to prepare his pumpkin for mini pies for Thanksgiving. He has been saving this last pumpkin from his garden since sometime in October in the refrigerator hoping that it would not spoil before we could use it. Today we roasted and pureed the pumpkin and made the pies.