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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Another V8710 and Burda 7198

This is my second version of V8710, the Katherine Tilton design. I successfully lowered the bust point on that fancy princess seam.

V8710 with bust point lowered. A nice light blue stretchy fabric, unknown, but with a heavy drape. I like the fit of this one.

Burda 7198 refitted for smaller shoulders. This fits better than the first iteration, in that I cut the shoulders and armholes down to size small from the previous medium, and I omitted the gussets on the sides at the hem. I lowered the bust darts to compensate for the higher shoulder, and they may actually be 1/2 inch too low. I do not like this so much, as the neckline still feels big and sloppy compared to V8710, the woven fabric is not as comfortable, and the striped pattern too busy.

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