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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 02-2012-117A (Colorblock Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Fabric:||Ponte Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This is a close-fitting sheath dress with multiple asymmetric angular seams, cap sleeves, integrated high stand collar, and exposed centre back zipper.
34-42. I made it in 34 and added only 3/8" seam allowance
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Exactly like it...other than my differing colors of course!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Luckily, it was the class for the issue so the instructions were very adequate. You have to follow the diagrams very carefully. With all these angles and odd shapes, you have to overlap and underlap some of the edges and corners as you sew, or when you open the pieces up, they won't line up. So follow those diagrams! This was a good pattern for me to make for my first Burdastyle pattern because without it being the class, I am not sure I could have made it!
My first try was my muslin where the angles did not line up correctly because I matched the pieces edge to edge instead of like the diagrams, and I ended up with two giant lumps down the center back seam like a stegosaurus!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love how unique it is..and it was sooo nice to have all notches and seams line up exactly right. Normally when I am sewing I just make them line up close enough but these were spot on!! Nice to have such expert drafting
I also used a seam allowance guide attached to my rotary cutter to cut the pattern so I did not have to retrace new pattern pieces to add seam allowances...this is the greatest invention ever! I had never used it before but I will never go back. I use the seam allowance guide for scissors when cutting wovens, but I cut my knits and slippery fabrics with a rotary cutter and this invention worked wonderfully! See my notion review on this gadget here.
The chartreuse, fuchsia, and black were all ponte roma's and the houndstooth is a doubleknit..which as far as I can tell is the same as a ponte.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did not make the zipper functional...I sewed up the back seam and topstitched the beautifully sparkly zipper on. I sewed a 5/8" seam at the neck and tapered to a 3/8" seam at the shoulder blades and for the rest of the way down
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I want to say yes...but its so specific! But I do love the seaming, maybe in more neutral or solid colors...but this is definitely my most favorite make of all time...so beautiful, gorgeous, and so very me!
I truly love this dress...I wore it to my 30th birthday celebration! Best birthday dress ever! And it was a fantastic choice for my first Burdastyle pattern...the dress turned out to be so very me!! You can see a million more pictures and tons of special details on my blog here as well as an advance notice of my epic birthday giveaway!
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