LATH Wardrobe: Burda 1/2013 #114 Scarf Cardigan

Hmmm…  When I first put this on and took photos, I wasn’t too sure about it because of the front chiffon scarf-thingy.  But today, after getting a bit chilly, I am pleasantly pleased with the warmth of the silk and how flowy this is.  I like flowy for some reason, even if it can look a bit like a sail in full wind.Burda 1-2013-114 frontI thought – when I first looked at this pattern – that the chiffon was attached to the front edge of the cardigan, in order to mimic the look of a long scarf. But it’s actually a completely separate piece  attached at the shoulder and back neck seams. See?Burda 1-2013-114  inner jacket114_0113_b_largeThis is the “scarf jacket” from Burda 1/2013 #114.  It’s an easy and quick sew, apart from hemming the chiffon.  Burda suggests a tight overcast stitch, but I used a baby hem.  The bottom is only slightly curved, and I cut the long front/collar edge on the selvedge, which made turning and stitching it simple.  The back neck is supposed to be bound with a bias strip, but I decided to fold over the chiffon and stitch it to the back neck edge and leave off the bias binding.  The fit isn’t snug, and fits well over a long-sleeved shirt.  Here’s the back view.

... still plastering and sanding the walls ....
… still plastering and sanding the walls ….

Nothing much else to say about this. It’s warm and comfy to wear. Stay tuned for the next piece in this stay-at-home wardrobe. I’m on a roll!Burda 1-2013-114 side

Burda lounge-around-the-house wardrobe

I’ve always had a hankering for making an entire Burda capsule wardrobe for some reason.  I just love how they pull together an average of 10-12 pieces and they all work beautifully together.  I recently cleaned up my sewing area a teeny tiny titch, and had the sudden impulse to sew a lounge-about-the-house wardrobe, courtesy of the February 2013 issue of Burda, after emptying out a large bag of knits that have been collecting over the last 12 months or so.  After laying them all out, I decided on this colour scheme:fabric choicesFrom L to R:  dark purple lightweight RPL, rusty rayon knit from EOS, graphic rayon knit from EOS, lavender lightweight RPL, and silk chiffon along the bottom. After shopping my stash, I decided I’d use the silk chiffon instead of the suggested silk satin.  It’s lighter in weight, and I’ll double it if necessary to match the weight of the knits if necessary.  I have 3 metres each of the light and dark purple, about the same of the silk chiffon and around 1 metre each of the print and rust knits.  Here’s my plan:

1. long skirt dark purple (Burda 1/2013 #116)

2. knit pants in dark purple (Burda 1/2013 #112)3. dress with chiffon in light purple (Burda 1/2013 #110)

4. cardigan with attached scarf in chiffon (Burda 1/2013 #114)114_0113_b_large

5. ruched long-sleeved tee with chiffon trim in rust (Burda 1/2013 #119)119_0113_b_large

6. short-sleeve tee in graphic print (Burda 2/2013 #126)

7. possibly a chiffon blouse (Burda 4/2011 #114)

8. and, if I have enough fabric left, this colour block top (Burda 7/2014 #114)114_072014_b_largeAnd that should give me a pretty good capsule wardrobe for fall LATH (lounge-around-the-house) wear.

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