Date: 4/12/12 9:07 AM
ETA First, you pattern photo:
Well, Burda is know for it's great patterns and usually fits true to size. Have you read the pinned thread on Burda?
They are infamous for their low necklines and obtuse instructions, though. If it's a special occasion dress, you might need to muslin first, before you cut into expensive fabric.
Also, choose your size by your body measurements, and full bust. Many here feel that Burda is drafted for a C cup.
I admit to having never sewn the envelop patterns, just the magazines. Not sure what the differences are. Hopefully, someone else will have more input.
I wonder if this pattern didn't come out in an older issue. This has been known to happen from time to time. Good luck!
-- Edited on 4/12/12 9:12 AM --
Morphology: Petite at 1m53 (5'), Burda size altered 19 or altered 38, Big 4 size 10 or 12 depending on ease;
Alterations: Petite, Narrow Shoulders, Slim Arms, Narrow waist, Increase Back Crotch Depth. Considering: Forward Neck/Rounded Upper Back, Slight Swayback;
Style: Feminine, Colorful, Fitted, Clean lines;
Favorite Garment type: Dress;
Favorite Colors: Purple, Navy, Brown, Shocking Pink, Coral, Aqua;
Favorite Fibers, Weaves or Patterns: Cotton, Linen, Cotton Silk blend, Seersucker, Swiss Dot, Lawn, Denim, Stripes, Chevron, Window pane Plaid, Bias;
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