I am going to a ball! Yay! An excuse to frock up - always good! I don't own a long gown, so this is my chance to make one. The pattern I have chosen is Burda 12-2008-109.
Where can I find a cut-out Bambi to accessorise this dress, I wonder??
The line drawing ...
This is a 3 dot pattern, which Burda describes as Intermediate difficulty for advanced learners.
The hardest part has been interpreting the Burda-speak to work out how piece 8 (the shoulder band) went on. I have sewn a muslin to check fit and to make sure I could work out how to make it. I took some photos after I worked it out. I had to put the facing together first then pin the front and back to my dummy and then from there work out from the facing piece where the shoulder band is sewn. Once I worked it out, the instructions made sense!
I have included these photos in case anyone else chooses to make this dress. Hope it helps! :)
I have completed the muslin and have the mugshots here, so that (I am hoping) you can provide a little feedback on how it is fitting. (My shoulders aren't actually crooked, it is just the collar which is sitting crooked.)
The alterations I think I need are:
- Enlarge the armhole slightly.
- the back is a little tight just above the band. I think I may let the darts out on the bodice back a little.
- maybe add a smidge more space to the side seams at hip level.
What do you think?