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Posted on:5/21/14 7:03 AM
Project Photo:BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2013-146 by sandramary

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Cotton Jersey  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
From Burda: She’ll feel so stylish in this comfy knit tunic dress. This design has fun colorblocking and cute little ruffles at the shoulders. And it’s as soft and warm as her favorite sweatshirt!

Pattern Sizing:
I made the 122cm size for my 7 year old, its a bit roomy on her this year but will still fit next year.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I din't follow the instructions as this dress is pretty straightforward to sew.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that this pattern was a good 'bare bones' pattern. While the original pattern has the colour blocking, I also used the pattern to make a shorter version without the colour blocking, using a print instead.
The only dislike is that the hem ribbing band is too wide and doesn't 'pull' the hem in enough.

Fabric Used:
Cotton fleecy fabric.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Dress version: only change was to leave out the pockets and hem the frill edge instead of leaving it raw, as Burda suggests. And I made the sleeves in a single colour, rather than doing Burda's colour blocked version.

Sweater top version: Shortened the length to hip length and used a printed fleecy for the front instead of colour blocking. For this one I did leave the frill edge raw, and I think this is a better treatment than trying to hem this edge in a thick, fleecy fabric.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes! This is a great basic piece for a kids wardrobe. It sews up fast, there are no real fitting issues and the pattern lends itself to lots of different colour and print combos!

My daughter refuses to wear handknitted sweaters so this is the best way to keep her warm in winter! And both garments have been worn regularly over the last few weeks so this is a definite winner for me!
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wolfm said...
I love this! My picky kid won't go for this pattern though.
5/21/14 10:24 AM
Pj3g said...
I love these and the fabrics you used! So comfy but yet girly because of the ruffles!
5/22/14 10:24 AM
newmama said...
I love those shoulder ruffles, what a great detail!
5/22/14 8:29 PM
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