Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Red Town Hall, Berlin

Maybe you remember my cream sweatshirt. Admittedly, it’s been a long time ago as it has been one of the first sewing projects on the blog. I actually really liked this sweatshirt but never wore it for several reasons. Firstly, I didn’t really care for the 3/4 sleeves as I’m always cold and prefer to roll up the sleeves in the uncommon case that I’m too hot. Secondly, the deep V at the back did not work for me for the same reason. That’s why I got rid of this sweatshirt already before my move to Berlin. Nevertheless, I noticed that I could use a light coloured sweater in my closet. Luckily, I had enough fabric left to make this replacement. This time I took care not to make the same mistakes again. It’s not perfect as you can read below but fits my life much better and has already been worn several times this winter. From which sewing mistakes have you learned lately? More about the pattern below:

Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

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OUTFIT

Sweatshirt: me-made Burdastyle #129 08/2013
Leather skirt: Vintage via Vintys Nürnberg, shortened
Striped scarf: Zara
Bakerboy cap: TK Maxx
Bag: Zapa (2nd Hand)
OTK boots: La Socki
Nailpolish: Essie “Chubby Cheeks”

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Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Pattern: Burdastyle #129 08/2013

Difficulty: ●●○○○

Size: 36 (my usual size)

Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Materials & Costs:
Fabric: cotton sweat fabric from a French market = 1 €/m
Total = 1.5 m x 1 €/m = 1.50 €
Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY
Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Pattern modifications: I omitted the zipper at the shoulder as it is not needed for the elastic sweat fabric. The neckline was finished with cuffs just as are used for the version #127 of this pattern. For my next version I would lengthen the sleeves by 2 cm as they are a little short even though my arms are 1 cm shorter than average. In addition, I would omit the seam at sleeves with its rounding as it creates additional work but in my opinion does not add to the design.

Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY Winter Outfit - me-made sweatshirt pattern 129 Burda 08/2013, black vintage leather skirt, striped Zara scarf, black bakerboy cap, black bag, black OTK boots ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Conclusion: Besides the small changes that I would make for the next version, I really like this pattern. Additionally, the length is perfect for wearing the sweatshirt with skirts as well as pants. I could certainly use some more versions of this simple basic in my wardrobe 😉