Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Burda 12-2008-109 - in review

You are probably over this dress, but I did promise a review and this is the easiest way to post some extra piccies.


Pictured with my bag, so great to hang in your wrist, while sipping bubbles and eating yummies...



I made a muslin of this dress - pictures here and I would recommend this step (but I suppose most people would do that for a dress like this).  The muslin helped me work out how to construct the dress and assisted in the fit.  The main change I made to the pattern was to widen the side seams by 0.5cm on each seam which added up to a change of 2cm (or about 3/4") overall.  I also lowered the armhole by cutting it lower by about 1cm and taking this back to nothing about 2/3 the way around.

I did have an issue working out how to attach the shoulder straps. I have shown the shoulder strap in the muslin photos but here is a shot of the inside showing the facing sewn to the back of the shoulder strap.






This is after I have wore the dress, so please excuse the wrinkles.  The facing is probably the part of the pattern I like the least.  I sewed it down by hand and initially I sewed it all the way but I wasn't happy with it, so sewed it as the recommended to the back of the strap and about 5cm (2") past it.  For a dress that won't be worn heavily this is probably ok, but I wouldn't like this finish in a dress worn a lot.  The seam with the facing and the collar is very thick, but is well hidden under the collar.  I also like how the zip pull hides under the collar at the back.

More shots...




back...


the overlap, which means no flashing...




The full review is here.


Ciao!

7 comments:

  1. Just beautiful. The colour and style are so good on you, and what a good fit.

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  2. Never get over this dress - it is beautiful - great pictures Sue. You must be so proud of this dress - it is a wonderful creation.

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  3. so glamourous and sexy!!!!!

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  4. Thanks for posting generously about this dress, it is not only gorgeous but interesting.

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  5. You have created a gorgeous gown and your work shows through the fit. I love the dress, and will never get sick of it, now it is a pity we aren't the same size :)

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  6. How beautiful. The colour is very striking and the execution is amazing.

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