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BurdaStyle Magazine: 12-2013-119 (Waterfall Dress) - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:Gecko
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Posted on:11/30/13 3:27 PM
Project Photo:BurdaStyle Magazine: 12-2013-119 by Gecko

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Pattern Description: From the magazine: "This dress shines with its large waterfall neckline, wide batwing sleeves, and ankle length skirt."

Pattern Sizing: 36 - 44. I cut a 42 bodice and a 44 skirt grading out to 46 at the hip.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much. I used a print which makes the lines more difficult to see, and I made mine knee length.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. The pattern is well drafted and the construction is easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the variation on the cowl neck dress. The bat wing sleeves are trendy and comfortable. The cowl is very generous- bordering on too much volume.

Fabric Used: ITY knit from Hancock's.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 1" of length to the bodice above the waist and 1" of length to the skirt below the waist. I shortened the sleeves by 1.25" I ended up taking the shoulders up by about 1/2" to bring the neckline in after the dress was done.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I do recommend the pattern, but I probably won't make it again just because I have so many other patterns to try.

Conclusion: This is an easy dress that is comfortable and trendy. For more info and photos please visit my blog.
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hildes said...
Great dress! Thanks for the review, I may try this pattern.
11/30/13 5:20 PM
Immelu said...
I love this dress!!!!
11/30/13 6:54 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Really cute dress and it fits you like a glove. Nicely done!
11/30/13 10:19 PM
Levone said...
I am totally making this now since seeing your version. Your dress looks great, excellent fit! For some reason I couldn't see much potential in the long metallic version in the magazine.
12/1/13 0:12 AM
SewLibra said...
Fabulous colors and you look great in this style!
12/1/13 0:25 AM
Tiffy5t said...
You did a great job, beautiful fabric also.
12/1/13 8:15 AM
staging lady said...
Beautiful dress. I skimmed over this dress as the fabric made it look only suitable for a more formal occasion. I find Burda fabric choices confusing and hard to buy. Your dress is amazing and I want to make this now! Good Job!
12/1/13 12:22 PM
norie creates said...
Very pretty and gorgeous fabric!
12/6/13 2:33 PM
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