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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 7071 (Misses Jacket and Dress)

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Reviewed by:agirlnamedkatie

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Posted on:2/28/14 5:45 PM
Project Photo:Burda: 7071 by agirlnamedkatie

Burda: 7071 by agirlnamedkatie  
Pattern Photo:Burda 7071
Burda Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    Coat/Jacket    
Available for sale on PR: $7.46 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Cotton - Quilting  [See other projects in this fabric]
This dress and coat duo were made for the Movie-Inspired Contest.
My movie of choice is Bonnie & Clyde, so I made a 30's inspired outfit.
Read more here.

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Pattern Description:
This pattern offers a dress and a jacket option. Wovens are suggested. A special feature is the neckline. The dress and jacket close with snaps.

Pattern Sizing:
6-18. I made a 6.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it does.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
There were some tricky parts, such as the collar-like neckline. The instructions for that specific part were according to the jacket which has the same neckline, but after that point there were no instructors on how one should finish the dress. I made do with my own knowledge, but it felt like the step about finishing the facing and added a closure was brief if there at all.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the look of the sleeves and neckline. There were several pattern pieces which was a little overwhelming at first, but it came together like a fun puzzle. The pattern has nice pictures to go with the instructions. If it wasn't for the pictures, it would have been very difficult to understand.

Fabric Used:
I used a quilting cotton print. I know technically quilting cottons are not meant for fashion pieces, but I enjoy incorporating the fun prints in my look.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I had to make alterations to the neck. After sewing the dress together and trying it on, the neck stood out from mine several inches. It just looked ridiculous. I removed the facing and took in the three back seams. I had to contour the seams to fit my sway back. I had to take about 2 inches out from the neck to make it actually fit close and look proper.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Possibly. I would probably try a lace or a brocade.

The dress is nice, the bottom fits well. The neck line was easy to fix but confusing why it was designed that way in the first place. I would recommend this dress with caution. It is not for everyone and it will require tailoring.
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Sew Good said...
Great color combination!
2/28/14 10:34 PM
Quickie said...
I love your colour scheme
2/28/14 11:02 PM
AnneM said...
Good information on the dress neck-line. Made extra work for you but glad you were able to make it work. Great jacket as well; amazing that a jacket is a (relatively) quick sew!
3/1/14 6:41 AM
Elke said...
Looks great on you!
3/1/14 9:01 AM
prttynpnk said...
Sharp! I love it!
3/1/14 9:11 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Love the colors you chose
3/1/14 9:55 AM
sacmabell said...
I really love this. The colors are great.
3/2/14 11:43 AM
Sherry440 said...
Great job! I, too love cotton, but you have to really press it down to get sharp hems & edges. I use Best Press spray sometimes. You get my vote!
3/3/14 10:31 AM
Coucou said...
Orange and purple! Who woud have thought! It's fantastic!
3/5/14 5:02 AM
jenleeC said...
You have captured the essence of the movie and 30's costumes perfectly!
3/6/14 1:50 AM
Margaret said...
Great outfit and review! Love the color combination! Nice styling and photography too!
3/7/14 6:34 AM
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