When I signed up for the contest it was midway along, but I was optimistic that I could get a project done in time. I originally choose a dress from Sew Serendipity, by Kay Whitt. It is a lovely number that has many contrast panels and is wonderfully cute. As I write this, I have six hours to choose fabric, cut it out and construct whatever I make. Making my first choice dress is not going to happen.
I stealthily went into my sewing room, careful not to wake the napping kids, to find an alternative. I found this dress one shoulder dress by Burda.
This is a fun dress that reminds me of one I pinned last month. Isn't it cute?I decided to shop my stash for fabric. Unfortunately I didn't have a lovely coral fabric, but I found a print I purchased at an estate sale earlier in the year. Here is B.I.R.A wearing the finished dress. (I will update to a photo of me wearing it tomorrow).
Here is my review of the pattern:
One-shoulder dresses, slightly flared and above the knee for warm and sunny days. View A with smart bow-tie, B with big pockets.
6-18, I made a 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
The shape yes, but I added a flounce to the neckline.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. This is my first time sewing a Burda pattern and I found the instructions very easy
to follow. I like that you align numbers rather than notches in this dress.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the one shoulder style and the large pockets. I like that it can be modified easily if you like. I found the armscye to be too small and needed to be widened about two inches.
Fabric Used: A rayon/poly(?) blend print fabric that I purchased at an estate sale. The vibrant print reminded me of Emilio Pucci and it screamed "mini dress".
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added a flounce to the top angle. I used a dress I saw on Pinterest as the inspiration and I installed an invisible zipper.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew this again. And recommend it to others. I have a few other Burda patterns in my stash and I plan to get sewing.
Conclusion: This is a quick and easy dress. Despite this being a "Young" pattern, I think it can be aged up.