Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Wonder Bread Shirt

My Children have named this the Wonder Bread Shirt. If truth be told I knew something was familiar about that print. This shirt is whimsical why not wear it with an orange skirt.  All joking aside I finished this up and some panties with my long 4th of July Holiday weekend.The top is not my favorite but it will see it wear on these long hot days of summer mother nature has finally decided to bless us with. Today I wore the top in our  heat and felt fairly cool and comfortable.
Top: Lutterloh Supplement 280 #29 and Skirt BurdaStyle 3-2010-136

Lutterloh Supplement 280 #29

Pattern Description: 
Scoop neck knit top with band of different color a neck, sleeve and hem.

Pattern Sizing:
Lutterloh is based on your bust and hip measurement. Your pattern is drafted out using these two measurements. So ideally if your bust and hip are 50cm to 140cm the system should work for you. 
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes kind of

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Lutterloh has no instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: My children have named this the wonder bread shirt. The slightly puffy sleeve was a nice surprise.
Dislikes: This shirt is very loose fitting which is not apparent in the picture. Also I would have to say the neckline is more boat shaped since it is very open. This causing me to wonder if the shoulders were drafted different in this one.

Fabric Used:
A whimsical dotted knit from JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts bought a year ago.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
½ inch narrow should adjustment.  But it was not enough. The neck is very open on this one almost a boat neck. Think it may have been drafted for someone with broader shoulders because on me it became a drop sleeve garment. To give you an idea, the neck band seam is where my shoulder ends. Also I left off the band at hem because the top was already quiet long.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Not so sure I will sew this again. I would have to do several alterations to make this work the way I want it. It might be the perfect top for someone else. The pieces fit well together and it sewed up nicely.

Although I am slightly disappointed with my wonderfully whimsical wonder bread shirt I have to admit the loose fit has worked nicely on these hot days of summer.


  1. Too bad that the pattern was a little off for you, but I do love the print. I like the name "Wonderbread shirt" too - very witty!

  2. The top looks very comfortable and like the Wonder Bread name. I made a blouse I believe last year and my daughter code named it Morbid...lol