I am getting Burda magazine obsessed. I really don't want to be buying anymore patterns or fabric, because i am hoping to move in a few months, and probably wont be able to take much with me. However, as soon as Burda magazine is in the shops, i am down there scanning the pages, and the last two months this has resulted in purchases. The August issue was good. The September issue was amazing, the parker, the mod dresses, and loads of knits. I want them all!! So far i have made all three knit tops, the cowl neck top, the turtle neck top (not yet blogged) and the shoulder yoke top (here).
This is Burda 123a from the 9/2012 issue in size 40. I think this is a really nice basic long sleeve tee pattern, however i could not understand why there was only a front yoke. So i improvised and made a back yoke. It was quite simple, i just traced the original pattern piece for the back, and drew on the back yoke. Then i retraced my new pattern pieces and added seam allowances. The hardest part was sewing the two curvy back yoke pieces together. I also eliminated the keyhole at the back, as it was unnecessary and would have made the back far too fussy with the lace. The other alteration i made was to the arms, after making the turtle neck top i found the arms to be far too baggy, so i cut them down by about 1cm each side on the top.