Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sewing With a Plan ~ Burda and Jalie

Sewing TNT’s really gives you a boost of confidence in your sewing.  

Burda 10/2014 #103

I’ve made this top 5 times now; It’s one of my favorites.


1. Color-Blocked 2. Aqua Tank 3. Rib Floral 4. Gray Contrast

Size: straight 42


  • no hem added, it’s long enough. 
  • sloped 1” out of back neck and tapered to nothing at back hem. 
  • Added 1.25” to back at hip level.
  • Lowered sleeve cap by 1/2” and added 1/4” to each side of sleeve.

Fabric: 1 yard Jewel Print ITY Knit from Maggy London; 95% polyester, 5% lycra; purchased in Nov 2015 from FabricMart with my Fabricista Challenge winnings. It was free for me but listed at $5/yard.


In January we added this little guy to our family. It’s so fun to watch a puppy learn things. bear

Jalie 3248 Drop Pocket Cardigan

Size: W graded to an AA at the hip.



Alterations: none


Fabric: 2 yards Black French Terry (506-BLACK) purchased in Aug 2016 for $12.90 from Stylish Fabrics.  It’s very soft, not too thick and not too thin.


I love this drop pocket design, plus there are double front pieces so they act as a full facing.  There aren’t many seams visible on this cardigan either – just the sides and sleeves.


I've made this cardi 2 other times. Once in a soft, thin Gray knit for me; and another time in a teal knit for Miss K (unblogged at this time).  The more times I sew it the easier the instructions become.


If you are following my Sewing with a Plan from Jan to April, these two makes are shown below in my plan.  I've now completed 4 of the 9 makes.

And here are more puppy pics, because… puppies!:


Happy Sewing!


  1. Lovely top! The fabric is very complimentary to your coloring and it looks great with your cardigan, too. Precious puppy!

  2. Two more perfect pieces! Love the colours and pattern of the top. Glad you have taken the plunge with a new puppy x

  3. That puppy is ADORABLE!

    You are moving right along in your SWAP! Can't wait to see your jeans and cape!


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