I need some long sleeve T-shirts so decided to try the BurdaStyle Lydia pattern after seeing it online. I especially liked this version with a peter pan collar (current obsession, love them so much) which showed how versatile the pattern can be. And only $1.00.
After reading some blogs online that recommended to cut a size down from my usual Burda size, I cut size 34 in the top grading out to a 36 in the hips. By the measurements I should have used a 36/38. Next time I will cut a 34 all over, it is already cut for a pear shape body and I don’t need the extra in the hips in this pattern. If I wanted a more fitted look I could even cut a 32 on a more stretchy jersey fabric.
I cut a size 38 neckline as a lazy way to get a higher neckline.
Took an inch off the length as the waist seemed a little long for me but I also didn’t really need to do this, I think it is now just a tad short.
All up, I made it up in an evening of sewing and I am very happy with it. Looking forward to making a few more off this pattern.
Just as a note to Janome: what’s with the not including twin needle instructions in the instruction manual for the Janome 6260QC????? Huh!!!!! HUH!!!
Anyhow, for my future reference here are a list of the most useful twin needle tutorials I found:
You Tube Video Useful Tips for Twin Needle Stitching
YouTube Video – Detailed Threading Info (not sure if relevant to my Janome)