Burda World of Fashion November 2007 – Pattern 123

Burda World of Fashion November 2007 – Pattern 123

Pattern Description:
This will get double use – for your yoga exercise or for everyday wear!



Pattern Sizing:
34-42  I did smaller at the top and wider at the bottom due to big arse syndrome
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Very much so – right down to the ‘sexy back view’!


Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not too bad. Except that I didn’t notice until I was finished that it mentioned inserting bias tape along the neckline and armholes. It didn’t make much of a difference in my case.

Fabric Used:
A matte tricot knit from Denver Fabrics when they liquidated their fabric. It’s quite soft and stretchy.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:

  • It doesn’t have you insert the elastic until the end and it is only inserted, not sewn in. Personally I like to stitch or serge elastic into place so it doesn’t slip and I did this after sewing the inside bra pieces together (see photos).


    You then fold it over and top stitch (I used a cover stitch)


  • I didn’t have enough material for the inside bra so I used a fleshtone color in the same fabric. It shows a little at the edges but I think it adds a nice contrast.
  • I omitted top stitching the neckline edge and back.  

The bottom hem was finished with a cover stitch on my serger.
The only thing that bothered me was the handstitching of the front strap to the back. I wish there had been a better way to finish it. With a stretch fabric it looks a bit ‘pulled’. I may go over it with a zigzag.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely! This turned out great and the built in bra is a definite plus. I will be sewing this again and again.
This top gets high marks from me. Next is the wrap top to go over it!


6 thoughts on “Burda World of Fashion November 2007 – Pattern 123

  1. Burda is the pattern company, but it is actually from the 'Burda World of Fashion Magazine', which comes from Germany. You can sometimes find back issues on Ebay, (those yoga pants were from November 07 issue)

    Or if you would like to order a subscription, you can do so here

    It's very much worth it, the patterns are more trendy than the American pattern companies.

  2. Hi,

    I tried to purchase Burda 121, 122, 123, and 124. What are the numbers they will understand in the stores? I called Simplicity, but I receive a message this is an incorrect number. I would like to make the yoga pants.

    Thank you,

  3. I just subscribed to Burda. My first issue will be Dec. but your yoga wear makes me want to buy Nov. too. I also love how you "deal" with the pattern sheets. Awsome and brave. You must have taken a deep breath right before the first cut. Thank you . . . . .

  4. Hi – I have been admiring your shebeest-esque KS 3452 jersey on patternreview.com for years! I finally bought KS 3567 and would like to make similar alterations. Any chance you've documented them somewhere?

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