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Burda: 7443 (Misses Dirndl Costume) - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Posted on:10/25/13 2:57 PM
Last Updated:10/25/13 3:08 PM
Pattern Photo:Burda 7443
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
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    Pattern Description:
    Modern twist on a dirndle with an above the knee skirt
    Pattern Sizing:
    Extended sizing - Standard Burda pattern sizing, which if you have a longer torso, be ready to lengthen this.

    Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
    Yes and No.
    The Dress and Apron - Yes
    Shirt - No - I ended up modifying the shirt quite a bit.

    Were the instructions easy to follow?
    Probably the most detailed Burda instructions I've seen in a while. They can be a very vauge sometimes. I never follow the invisible zipper or lining inscructions because I learned differently and that works for me.

    What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
    Liked - Bodice, skirt and apron
    Disliked - The shirt pretty much for the same reasons as listed below. Fabric requirements were a little off. Add about a half a yard to the dress if using 44 in cotton due to shrink, even more if you have to lengthen things

    Fabric Used:
    100% Cotton with cotton lining. The interfacing I used was midweight rather than lightweight fusible. The bodice seems to be more stable and hold up with washing with a stiffer interfacing.

    Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
    I lengthen the bodice by nearly 2 inches (I have a long torso and Burda seems to like very short ones).

    Made a petticoat otherwise you don't get the skirt fullness that you want.

    Lenghthened the skirt by about 3 inches as I prefer my dirndls to have a below the knee skirt.

    I ran the trim down front seams instead of meeting in the middle. My trim got in the way of the invisible zipper pull.

    Alterations to the top: The top is strange, fits weird and needs a lot of modifcations to look right. I ditched the ruffle for puchased trim (time crunch). I lengthed the shirt by several inches (4? maybe 3) so that it was more workable and ditched the whole gathering at the bottom for just a fitted bottom hem.

    Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
    Yes, but not the shirt.

    Conclusion:

    Good easy dirndl pattern

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    material excess said...
    Wish I'd seen your comment about Burda patterns being short-waisted BEFORE I cut mine out... You have probably saved a few folks with this.
    11/8/13 1:11 AM
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