Friday, June 08, 2012

Burda 8869 Again

I love cardigans and I love this cardigan pattern.  I hate that it's out of print because it would be awesome if other sewists could own this pattern too!  There are three made by me cardigans included in The Ten Yard Adventure wardrobe.  Two were previous makes and the final woven version is the new one.


Construction ~
I've made this before using a woven fabric so I knew the cutting and sewing changes to make for this new version.  The difference in this one, however, is that I used ribbon for the front band instead of a self fabric band. I used six 1/2" buttons for the front when normally I use five. I also put 1/2" shoulder pads in since I'm using it as a jacket instead of a cardigan. Finally, the ribbon band stands straight up at the back of the neckline, so I sewed a small dart on either side of the band to allow it to lay flat against my neckline.


Six buttons on the front band

Close up of the ribbon & the buttons


The stitching in the neckband


Notions~
Six 1/2" buttons
A pair of 1/2" shoulder pads
3 yards of 1 1/2" wide ribbon
(all ribbons and pipings used in these garments are from Daytona Trimmings)


Here are a few looks with the woven version of Burda 8869...



The other previous makes are The Flower Power Twinset and the gray/black/white knit cardigan ~ both work really well with these wardrobe pieces.



I hope you haven't minded me stretching out these posts. I do have just one more follow-up post with a few last thoughts on creating this wardrobe...


...as always, more later!









22 comments:

  1. Love the ivory cardi with the ribbon dress, that's very elegant.

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  2. Cool. This shows how versatile your wardrobe is.

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  3. I love the ribbon idea (might have to steal that) and your new cardigan works so well with your other wardrobe pieces.

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  4. The grey, black and white cardigan with red accessories is a stunner. Love it. You're looking fantastic in all of these shots, too!

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  5. I love all the looks. You did a fantastic job creating so many looks. I really love the red and pink shoesssssss!

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  6. Beautiful pieces and the wide leg slacks look fantastic on you.TFS

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  7. I never make cardigans, but you have inspired me to start. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures!

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  8. I had to convert my tnt t shirt to get a cardigan that is essentially the one you are making. I love the ribbon for the front band. Two darts like yours made a knit band that didn't have enough stretch to lay close to my neck from a possible wadder to a wearable cardigan.

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  9. Why in the world would we mind? I'd actually like more information on how you attached that ribbon. I was thinking it would be on the inside like a facing, but it's right there on top. Was it really wide? How are the raw edges of the cardigan contained?

    Anyway - it's fabulous and works so well with everything else you made. You are an inspiration. g

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  10. I love the first look! Tres chic!

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  11. I haven't minded the stretch out at all. You are always inspiring.

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  12. I love all five looks. The cardigan with the ribbon is very pretty.

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  13. Wonderful cardigans, I don't think you can ever have to many. Thanks for the heads up that this is out of print and a favorite of yours. So, now I'll be on the look out for this pattern when I go vintage and thrift hunting, as I often run across uncut Burda patterns.

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  14. I love what you did with the ribbon on the cardigan.
    There is something I have been wondering about and would like to ask you. It seems you have a fairly large wardrobe, and I would like to know more about how you maintain it. Do you keep it all in one closet? How do you organize it (and keep from losing things in there)? Do you have a system to make sure everything gets worn? Are there things that you love and wear all the time? I am always looking for better ways to keep organized. Thank you!

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  15. I love the cardi. I wish that pattern was still around. You look well in every interpretation of it.

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  16. Love the ribbon on the cardigan. You have such an eye for details. It's the details that really make the difference (along with better than average sewing skills-which you definitely possess). I really like the cardigan look. A great and softer alternative for structured jackets.

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  17. Everything you've made is absolutely beautiful! I'm so inspired and hope I can get my sewing machine going this weekend...I soooo miss it!

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  18. You have inspired me once again. I have held off on cardigan making because I wondered if they would look professional but yours do, so much, so I am going to try my own. Thanks so much for sharing your design eye and skills.

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  19. I like the cream pantsuit ensemble. You look very chic in it! It's the first time I have seen you in pants, and I have to say, they are very flattering.

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  20. I really enjoyed catching up and seeing all of your wonderful photos of your latest collection. Well done!!

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