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Burda: 7494 (DRESS & JACKET) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:MariannaSew2Pro
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Posted on:2/6/14 6:48 PM
Project Photo:Burda: 7494 by MariannaSew2Pro

Burda: 7494 by MariannaSew2Pro  
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Burda Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
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Pattern Description: View A is a sleeveless dress with a faux Peter Pan collar, princess seams and four front/four back skirt pleats.

Pattern Sizing: US/UK 8-20 Euro 34-46

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I like to the think I captured some of the delicate grace of the original, yeah...

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's very feminine and accentuates the curves by creating a tulip-skirt silhouette which in turn emphasises the waist. I love the interesting dart position on the bust: on the center side of the princess seam.

Dislikes: the original collar is too large and there's a puzzling discrepancy between the size of the skirt compared to the size of the skirt lining. More details on blog post

Also, the sizing is on the large side. Why oh why?!

Fabric Used: Very soft, superfine Italian needlecord.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had to ring quite a few changes to make this work, the biggest one being that I added self-drafted sleeves. Also I added full lining and lowered the neckline. As explained in my blog post, it's hard to show up detail of black dresses in online pictures, particularly when photographing in gloomy weather but you can maybe see more on blog pictures

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. Next time, I'd go for a dramatic splash of colour.

Conclusion: A very wearable and easy to sew dress, though take care over those measurements!

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Baja Susana said...
This looks lovely on you.
2/6/14 7:50 PM
CurlyCrafter said...
Such a pretty dress and I love the interesting touches on this dress!
2/6/14 11:40 PM
Christina W said...
Looks great on you - very sophisticated. Love your modifications.
2/7/14 10:06 AM
becca a said...
What a lovely dress! How clever to add sleeves--so much more usable this time of year.
2/8/14 9:17 AM
MariannaSew2Pro said...
Thanks so much ladies!
2/9/14 5:07 PM
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