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Burda: 7232 (Dress) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:lqtang
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Posted on:10/26/13 8:28 PM
Project Photo:Burda: 7232 by lqtang

Burda: 7232 by lqtang  
Pattern Photo:Burda 7232
Burda Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Sleeveless dress with swing skirt and lattice back details.

Pattern Sizing:
I heard that Burda sizing is really accurate, so I actually listened to the pattern envelope and cut a 14 instead of my usual Big Four 10. It turned out pretty well, although the nature of the lattice back on this one actually makes for a pretty forgiving fit.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sort of. Most of the deviations are intentional (e.g. sleeves, collar), but I did have some issues with gaping at the waist in the back, which was my bad.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I thought so.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I thought the back details were very distinctive and very not-RTW. I'm also a fan of full skirts in general. I did think that three buttoned closures would have been unusually fussy, which is why I opted for a side zip instead.

Fabric Used:
Cotton quilting for the main fabric, with some wool-blend tweed for contrast.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added cap sleeves from Simplicity 1652 as an afterthought, after the whole rest of the garment had been completed. Opted for contrast on the straps and one of the "rungs" of the ladder on the back. Added a bow in the back and a self-drafted collar. Replaced the buttons with an invisible side zip. Also, I ended up having to make a sort of awkwardly placed dart at the center back to prevent too much gaping at the waist. And I ran out of the one-directional fabric towards the end, so the skirt necessitated some piecing.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Maybe-- I do want to try view A, which has triangular cutouts instead of the lattice back. I think I've seen this pattern get rather a lot of flack, but I don't think it's deserved. If you do attempt view B, though, I recommend the side zip! It saved me a lot of time.

Conclusion:
Cute enough dress. The fit issues I had were a little annoying, but I'm pretty sure the fault's mine and not the pattern's.
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Immelu said...
The front looks great! It looks like you could shorten the back on the next one (although it may just look like that because you're standing a little crooked. ). It's a fun dress!
10/27/13 12:13 PM
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