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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 05-2011-130 (Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Reviewed by:||valerie sews|
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|Posted on:||12/22/12 7:03 PM |
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|Pattern Description: Peasant style dress from My 2011 Burdastyle magazine that has cut on sleeves with elastic in a casing on upper half of the sleeve, drawstring neck, front neck vent, elastic waist and four gore skirt. |
BTW Please click through three three flikr photos I have put up to see a photo of the pattern line drawing.
Pattern Sizing:44 to 52. I usually make Burda size 42 and wanted a loose-ish top so I made size 44.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes from the waist up because that is what I used. I lengthened these pieces by 30 cm and swung them out by 6cm to accommodate some ease over the hips. I made 18 cm vents at the sides.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Not too bad! They say to use a bias strip for the neck and armhole portion of the sleeve that is folded over in half lengthways before you start, to sew it on and press the whole thing to the inside. I have seen this method before but did not want an effect that was that bulky so I used one layer and pressed the outside edge in before stitching it down to make my casings. They do warn you not to fold the ends of the bias edges when when you attach them to the armholes, they will be covered by the cut-on casing that holds the elastic for the sleeve portions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?It is cool to wear, a bit of a fiddle with the sleeves but a easy pattern. It was quick. I found the neck slit opening way to low and had to bring it up by 2.5 cm. the easiest way to make vents is to leave the seam allowances intact, stitch the seam to where the vent starts, press half the seam under then under again, then topstitch all the way down.
Fabric Used:Cotton voile from my stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I made a centre back fold on the back piece instead of making a seam, and placed the cutting line edge of the pattern piece on the fold when cutting out to give a bit more ease. The bodice as drafted does not have the voluminous ease of a regular peasant top, it's a bit more close fitting.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I plan to make the dress and see if it works on me.
Conclusion: A nice pattern. I am surprised is has not been reviewed here before. For more on this and of my sewing adventures please visit my blog. Merry Christmas!
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