Sigh. All good things must come to an end.
I made the Kwik Sew dress, the J.Crew knock-off, I just finished M7577 (review to come-it's hanging up in the pic above!) and figured this knit t-shirt dress from the April issue of Burda would be an easy and quick make.
Back in the summer of 2015 I made a fitted knit dress with ruching from Burda
There are things to love - the underarm gussets - but the ruching down CF and CB, I didn't love.
Why I thought I would get a 'love' from the 4/2017 dress is anyone's guess.
Gathers along with the side and back seams let this dress sewn in jersey sit beautifully on the hips. A cutout in back is a sexy peek-a-boo, though it is placed so that a bra can still be worn underneath.
36-44. I cut my normal Burda size. I use a 40 neckline and shoulder, 42 for the rest, and graded the back skirt to a 44.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were. It is easy to put together. I did end up serging my seams first and gathering them after. I brought the threads to one side and tied them off to secure.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the IDEA of it. The scoop neck is gorgeous and the cutout is cool. I dislike the ruching. I disliked the original length
Rayon/poly jersey from Fabric Mart
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1" bicep adjustment straight through the hem, which was just barely enough! Burda and their super skinny sleeves.
Added 1" to sleeve length and it was still hitting at an awkward place so I added sleeve bands.
Cut 4" from the bottom after it was assembled. I don't usually add hem allowance to the straight sized Burda and used a 1.25" hem.
Based on my fabric, I cut the neck binding about an inch shorter than they suggested.
That's my favorite part! The scoop neck is so perfect for me!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No. It's cute but not for me.
Meh. This one didn't even rate a full-on photo session.
I was on a roll and was excited about this one. It didn't turn out but could be cute for someone else.
It needs to be VERY fitted to get the ruching to sit properly...but then you have on a skintight jersey dress!
Because I can't get this Thakoon piece I scooped from FM off the brain, I'm going to knock out my project with it before moving on to anything else.
Plus faux leather! :-D