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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

BurdaStyle 09/2016 - 118 Long Waistcoat & 110 Stretch Trousers

Two pieces from the 9/2016 Burda worn together!



I first made this long knit waistcoat as a gift for my sister and planned to make one for myself. (previously blogged here).  It only took me a year to get around to it!

09/2016 - 118 Long Waistcoat

I actually made the trousers at the beginning of the year, but they proved so impossible to photograph that they didn't justify their own blog post.  I do want to highlight the pattern though because it is a good one.  Designed for stretch fabrics and with front and back seams, a back yoke and a centre back seam in the waistband, you can really easily tweak these and get a great fit.

Mine are in a black ponte and I left off the ankle zips.



Back to the waistcoat....the version I originally made for my sister was in a knit boucle, a much better fabric choice than this one in a very soft sweater knit which stretched like crazy!  I had put the pockets in, but they ended up somewhere near my knees and were quite bulky so I removed them.  I also had to trim the collar down considerably and you can see that the hem is wavy also.  I might fold it up again and see if that helps.

This really should have been a quick and easy project, but ended up being incredibly frustrating to make.  It is great for our current in between weather though so I am trying to forget all the annoyances!
















13 comments:

  1. It's such a cute outfit!! Those pants look great. I love all pants with a seam down the back leg! :)

    Ohhh those lightweight sweater knits. Whew. You tamed it though!

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  2. I love the wavy hem, it looks like an upside down tulip! What a great piece, I would imagine it's very versatile. Hmmmm, I wonder if I have anything appropriate in my stash?

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  3. great outfit and I have been looking for a pattern like the vest so thank you!

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  4. I like this very much and have been looking for a similar but shorter knitting pattern to wear over tunics and dresses with boots. There was a review on Burda's website that said it was an awful pattern but without saying why?
    Is it designed for stretch fabrics or woven? I can't find that on their site.
    Maybe you had trouble because of that? I'm buying the pattern and am going to try it out of a non stretch or at least a stable knit to see how it works.

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    1. Thank you Kristin, I just checked the fabric requirements and you are right! Recommended fabrics are "wools or blends, boucle" which says woven to me. That explains why the first version in a stable knit boucle was so much easier than this stretchy knit one!
      I also found 11/2012 - 137 designed for fine knits that I might try another time.

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  5. Hi Allison,
    sorry but I have to agree to the ladies - the outfit looks so so nice! The vest is so nice, nicer without the belt I would say. I‘d have never spend a view on it but with your version I‘m already searching my stash for an adequate fabric.
    Thanks and greetings
    Kerstin (http://enkeda.de)

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    1. Thank you, yes I think I prefer it without the belt also, unusually for me. Make sure you don't pick a stretchy knit from your stash!!

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  6. It looks stunning on and so versatile - well done as always

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  8. Great additions to your winter wardrobe!

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  9. Love the trousers! The pattern lines are geat. And the vest looks cozy. It's a great outfi

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  10. Even with all the frustrations this is a great vest and it looks fantastic with your new pants.

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