2007’s First Completed Project

Dispite the fact that I’m fighting a wicked cold, I still managed to sit in front of my new serger yesterday and test out some of it’s functions. Practicing on scrap fabric eventually got old, so I move on to a real project – my Burda hooded t-shirt.


I present to you, my first completed project of 2007:

I’m really happy with the way this top turned out. It’s a nice fit – a semi-fitted style and the fabric is wonderfully soft comfy (I’d model it myself, but I look like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer at the moment). It’s also very different than anything that’s currently in my wardrobe. I do feel like it looks best when it’s unzipped at least 1/2 way, so I’ll have to wear some sort of tank underneath it as it’s way too revealing, otherwise.
I medicated myself enough to take Taylor to her hair appointment last night. Afterwards, we stopped off at Walmart, where I picked up several yards of the PVC nubuck that Erica used in her Vogue 2932 jacket. I don’t have a project in mind for it at the moment, but I was afraid that if I waited until I did, they would be sold out of it!

14 thoughts on “2007’s First Completed Project

  1. Neefer

    I’m so jealous. I can’t seem to put Chungita’s quilt away, so I can’t work on anything for me, and my last 2 pairs of pants didn’t work out.
    Nice top.

  2. melissa

    oh, that looks so comfortable, and just what I need right now! You make me wish I’d discovered Burda a year earlier…
    Hope you feel better soon. I’m at the tail end of some crappy cold I picked up at Christmas, and it’s not been fun.

  3. Anonymous

    Your hoodie came out great! Makes me wish I had subscribed to WOF a year earlier. Not that I *need* any more projects to the ever growing list mind you.
    By the way your link to Erica’s jacket doesn’t work. I was curious to see the fabric you were talking about. Oh well.
    Feel better!

  4. Stacy

    I (sort of) fixed the link to Erica’s jacket – it’s now just linking to her homepage. The jacket pattern that she used the fabric is Vogue 2923 (and it’s fantastic looking!).
    Neefer, don’t feel bad about the pants that didn’t work, I’m procrastinating starting making ‘my perfect’ pair because I dread the thought of how many muslins that I’m going to have to make!

  5. MelissaB

    Love love love the hoodie – I NEED that pattern!!! Can you tell me about the fabric you picked up at Walmart, was it expensive? It looks so perfect for the LaRue bag too. Gosh it’s time for me to stop sewing for the kids and sew for ME! 🙂

  6. bernadette

    Love that hoodie in that fabric! I have a cold, too – probably picked up from one of the 2000 people at the NYE party we attended. (It was worth it.)

  7. Stacy

    The fabric was $6.95yard. Our store had 3 different shades of brown, the one like Erica and I both purchased, a more solid brown looking fabric, and a mottled brown (sort of ranging from light to darks). It would work great for purses or bags too!

  8. bernadette

    Re: red noses – I dabbed makeup on mine because my DH decided TODAY was the day we would renew our expired passports, including new photos !!!! So I’ll have to live with the photo until the passport expires – I think they last 10 years now.

  9. Karen

    My 18 year old daughter LOVES your hoodie! Beautiful work! Any idea where I might find a copy of that issue of Burda?

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