|Burda: 7494 (DRESS ) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
A little bit of the fifties - enchanting dress with a light tulip skirt and girlish Peter Pan collar. Worn with matching peplum jacket, short sleeved and pleated.
8 - 20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although I substituted the box pleated skirt back pieces for simple darted pieces instead. I thought that would be more flattering.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Those that I followed were. I only used them up until half way through, though, as I decided to fully line the dress, and not use the facings that the pattern suggest.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Not a dislike as such, but if you have a considerable posterior (that's me) then you may want to avoid using the box pleated skirt back pieces. I substituted them with plain darted skirt back pieces. I love the bodice. Very cute and comfortable, flattering and great fit.
A cotton Ikat. Heavier weight than most cottons, but still not too heavy.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As mentioned above I substituted the box pleated back skirt pieces with plain darted skirt back pieces. I shortened the front and back bodice pieces by just under 2 inches I think.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
As others have done I may be tempted to sew the bodice again but substitute it with another skirt. Yes, I would recommend it.
This is a super flattering bodice and it does look great with the tulip style skirt, but would also look fab with other skirt types.
More pics on my blog.
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