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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 05-2013-114 (Underdress) - Type:Sleepwear |
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|Posted on:||9/3/13 2:49 PM |
|Last Updated:||9/3/13 2:52 PM|
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|Fabric:||Satin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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"An underdress is a must beneath the transparent chiffon (long shirt over this pattern). The one shown here features a form-fitting bust with darts and a flared skirt.
Burda sizes 34-42;
I measured in between a size 38 and a 40 for bust (with no bra - because it's a nightie). My waist is a little shy of size 40 and my hips a tad above a size 44. I traced a size 38 for the top and then on the skirt piece I traced a 38 - to match the top and graded out to a 42. Fits perfect. What are the odds?
I traced out my pattern pieces as wholes, I did not leave them to be cut on the folds. I figured my fabric would give me enough problems.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It certainly did! I was pleased
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I chose an easy and fast pattern to test out sizing, tracing layouts, and instructions. The directions were great. I had no problem following them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like how fast it sewed up. It is a simple pattern, yes, but it fits great. I did not like the fabric I picked, but this has nothing to do with the pattern itself.
I chose to sew with Charmeuse Satin (do I like punishment or what!) even though the pattern states its best to have some stretch in the fabric.
The fabric is: Charmeuse Satin Dessert Ivory/Red/Pink I picked up way back in April 2012 for $4.45.
The pattern calls for 1 7/8 - 2 yards but I only had/used 1.5 yards. I knew going in that my fabric would be my worst problem. The shifting and slipping is enough to drive anyone batty. I sort of cheated and sprayed a ton of starch on my fabric and let it dry a few times so it was stiff and easier to work with. This helped me cut it out. I used no pins - green bean cans worked wonders and I had tissue paper underneath, then fabric, then the pattern tissue paper on top - like a sandwich. This helped too.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't mark my fabric or pin it at all. I didn't want to take the chance of ruining it. For the darts I came up with my own clever technique. You can see the steps and pictures on my blog if interested. It is in the middle of the review.
I sewed this with French Seams. I lined it with a very soft and lightweight broadcloth because if I self-lined it the design would show through. I also attached both straps to front and backs when sewing the lining to the bodice - so both are encased and I didn't have to stitch the backs of them on by hand. I used fold over elastic, not folded over, for the straps. I didn't want to mess with the satin. Laziness is the mother of inventions! The elastic works great and is comfortable but I should have made them a tad longer. For some unintelligible reason I shortened them to 13.5 inches instead of the 15.75 the pattern states.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I sewed my first Burda! It wasn't too bad at all and now I have the sizing worked out for future Burdas to come ~ so excited. I would recommend this to others. I think it is a great first Burda to try out because it is so easy. Plus, if you mess up it is worn to bed so no one else has to know!
The husband approves so I think I did a good job. It looks cute, fits great, and is comfortable.
I see many more Burda's in my future.
As always, more pictures and info on my blogThanks!
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