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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 11-2012-151 (Girl's dress) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Fabric:||Linen Blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Burda describes it as: "Catching the light. Sequins are magically cheerful here in this lovely little dress. They’re dazzling on this 3/4 length sleeve dress with snap fasteners on the left shoulder."|
But who really makes a sequin dress for a young girl? It is a basic dress without a lot of shape or detailing, but it is not a straight rectangle. The pattern is actually the same as #149 and #150, but with different lengths of the sleeves and hems and styling.
Pattern Sizing:128, 134, 140, 146, 152. I made 134.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not really. I used the short sleeve option and may fabric was so different than their's it may be a bit missleading. I also have not yet had it on my real life model, and that may make a difference.
Were the instructions easy to follow? No. This is my third pattern from this particular issue of Burda Style, so I should be used to the way they describe things. However, I found the instructions to be a bit confusing. I think I would have been better off if I just constructed it the way I would normally do.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I think there is a error on this pattern. The arm holes do not have a distinctive shape, so there is a marking that is supposed to indicate the end of the side seem and the begining of the armhole. But, when I sewed the side seams up to that line, the hole was way to big for my sleeve. If you sew this patter, I recomend you measure your sleeve opening and make sure it matches your pattern.
I did like how there were lots of suggested options for length. Burda sort of pretends like they are different patterns (#148 and #150) but it was helpful to see how you can change the pattern completely not just with different lengths but also different fabrics and finishing techniques.
Fabric Used: I used a linen blend for the body and faux suede for the sleeves and detail down the middle
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not use a lining like #151 called for. Instead, I followed the neckline instructions for #149 as it was more appropriate for my fabric choice.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
After all that complianing, yes. I actually have a couple different versions cut out.
The pattern is not bad and really not too complicated, but I would not recomend it to a new beginner. The instructions are not clear and I do not believe the markings are accurate. But, if you are more confident in your sewing, you really will not have a problem sewing up this dress/tunic/shirt.
For more details, see my blog Without Directions.
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