Wednesday, October 23, 2013

burda kids 9483 view C

Pin It For this pattern review I am showing off what my daughter chose to wear on her first day of school.  You know you did something right when something you made gets to be worn for a big event.  She was about to enter 4th grade at a new school so she was quite nervous.

The Review:


The pattern:  Burda Kids 9483; view C

Pattern source: You may purchase this pattern at a sewing store or buy it online.  This is an envelope pattern, not a pdf from BurdaStyle.com

Sizes available:  This is truly a tween pattern; it is sized from 7-13.  It also has a generous fit and flowing volume so it should be able to accommodate curves.


burda kids 9483 view C
She styled it with a RTW hoodie making sure the bow stuck out.


Special materials requiredYou will need some ¼ inch elastic for the neckline and either buttons or snaps for the cuffs.

Skill level requiredThe pattern is labeled very easy and accurately so.  Burda does not have a great reputation for its instructions but a beginner would do just fine on this pattern and someone who is experienced would likely not need the instructions at all.

How I came to choose the pattern: I bought the pattern from Joann for Abi’s 2013/14 school wardrobe.  I figured it would be a good staple tunic and I plan on sewing all views.  I will let you know how those go too.


burda kids 9483 view C
the cuff is functional and has a slit placket

Did you deviate from the pattern?  If yes, how?  The only deviation is that I did not hem the top as I used a slinky knit that would be slippery when hemming and the raw edge looks perfectly good.  I also chose to use snaps instead of buttons on the cuffs.





burda kids 9483 view C



Overall pattern rating:  This is a bolt pattern.  It is a great quick and easy tunic that can be dressed up or down based on your fabric choices.  I think I will try it in velour too … as it suggests on the pattern envelope.

1 comment:

  1. Very cute! I think tunics are great for tweens.

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