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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 09-2012-108 (Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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Burda says "So feminine and so sexy! Slightly fitted at the waist, and with short sleeves, this simply-cut dress is nevertheless eye-catching. The particularly striking lace cloth also lends a touch of luxury to this design."
I say "Shift dress with cap sleeves, high boat neck, almost raglan sleeves and gorgeous french darts"
36-44, I made a 42, with some modifications.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although my version is not in lace.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were okay for Burda.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The french darts, the french darts and the french darts!
I used a crinkled cotton polyester, underlined with cotton batiste for modesty.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
My changes were all about fit for me. (I'm convinced that Burda is fabulous for my shoulders with normal set in sleeves, but terrible for raglan style sleeves. One day I might get to the bottom of this. Any insights would be most gratefully received!).
When made up without alterations, apart from my standard swayback, this was unflatteringly shapeless through the waist with a gaping neck. I took the side seams in around the waist, elongated the French darts and removed another 4 cm out of the back neck by curving the centre back seam in. This caused some issues at the top of the zip, because I'd already added a trim to the neck and sewn the zip in as an exposed zip. I should have made a muslin...
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would make it again, now I know what to do to make it fit and flatter me better. I recommend it: its fabulously comfortable to wear and a good showcase for great fabric.
A very comfortable shift dress, perfect for long summer lunches.
More info and photo on the blog
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