|Burda: 7443 (Misses Dirndl Costume) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||10/25/13 2:57 PM |
|Last Updated:||10/25/13 3:08 PM|
Burda Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $8.96 (See envelope) |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Modern twist on a dirndle with an above the knee skirt
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
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.
Good easy dirndl pattern
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