Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Burda 8/2010 #140 : Dress
Finally I've made a burda magazine pattern! I wanted a date night/going out dress and found this dress in a Burda magazine (its also here for download). I've had this ponte knit in my stash for a while, beautiful stuff to wear, skims all those lumps and bumps while still being so comfortable to wear! That back seam needs another press though (why do I never notice these things until after I take the photos!)
I made a sz 48 with a 1.5" FBA thats rotated into the bust gathers. I do wish I'd added more length, I haven't hemmed the sleeves or skirt because its bordering on too short for me as it is.
The pattern calls for facings at the neckline but I just turned and stitched, was going to use bias binding but I think this knit is stable enough not to need it, we'll see how it goes over time I suppose!
So all in all, it was very quick to sew, extremely comfortable to wear plus I think its flattering and I think walks the line between being dressy while still being work safe.