A Quick Knit Top: Burda 11/11, #114
My daughter didn't have very many long-sleeved casual tops, and this one from Burda looked like a great top and a quick one to make. The bonus is that it was one of the patterns that had illustrated instructions.
I found a nice knit in the collection that I had bought for my daughter and she thought it would be a good match for the pattern. I had to be a creative with the layout and add a seam to the center back, but other than that, I made no other design changes.
There is no shoulder seam, the fronts and cut-on front facings attach at the center back of the neck, making a yoke to which the back is attached. You can see the horizontal seam in the photo below.
After attaching the yoke, I added the sleeves and then stitched the side seams. The Burda instructions indicate to sew the side seams first, then set in the sleeves. Either way is fine, but I prefer to put in sleeves in knits before sewing the side seams.
I finished up the hems on the coverstitch machine and it was done. My daughter loves and will be wearing it to school tomorrow. As a side note, by design the sleeves are a bit long and the body is tunic length, but that doesn't bother my daughter.
Parting Shot: Moosiluake. My hike Saturday was to Mt. Moosilauke, and although there was no snow, it was a beautiful day anyway, with lots of sunshine and lots of wind. This is a view back to the summit from the south peak.