|BurdaStyle Magazine: 05-2009-123 (Butterfly sleeve dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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|*****edited to add the modifications that made this pattern work for me****|
Removing the sleeves and shortening the skirt made a big difference to this dress. I also sorted the gaping problem by sewing on some cute buttons on the crossover.
Thanks for all your advice- now I have a dress I will wear!
Blog post about new version
Blog post about original version
Dress with deep crossover neckline, a-line skirt and butterfly sleeves
36-44, I made a 42
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although my version doesn't have the frills.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This is Burda, so fine (and sometimes funny) if you have some experience.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like everything about the pattern, I am just not so thrilled with my version, which is mainly because of fabric weight and a bit because of a gaping neckline (which I am not subjecting you to in the photos. You're welcome).
Cotton, quilting/crafting weight. Not appropriate for this style, specially the sleeves. Yes, I know I shouldn't've, but the colours and pattern made me do it!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened the skirt by about 10 cm. A line skirts tend to look better on me longer rather than knee length. I might shorten it back though.
I made my normal swayback adjustment.
I didn't add the frill to the neckline or hem. Using my coordinating stripe fabric on the neckline made the dress look a bit too much like pajamas. I don't mind it so much on the hem as a bias strip.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This was supposed to be a trial for another more appropriate fabric. I'm on the fence about another version. The nechkline is low and gapes a bit. I need to fix this up before I made another one. I blogged about this project and have had lots of excellent advice on what to do to fix the issues. So perhaps I will make another improved version...
Lovely pattern for a summer dress. Needs a bit more modification to work for me.