I don’t sew a lot of garments, but now I’m in trouble – my daughter’s best friend wants me to help her make an Asian style sheath dress for an upcoming Cosplay conference. It’s Burda 8438, a short sheath dress (view B). http://www.simplicity.com/p-7255-burda-style-dress.aspx.
It’s a little beyond my skill set, I think. I can’t get past first base – the size chart that comes inside the pattern says that someone with a 39" bust (like her) needs to cut out the size 18 pattern. But the Burda chart online says that a 39" bust is a size 12! http://www.burdastyle.com/statics/size-chart.
What am I missing here? Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you for this information, I’ll use it to repair my pants. Thank you
I’m interested in the April 2011 issue.
thank you, Kate. I am really amazed, that there is not much more work involved…but I …
The seam needs to be able to stretch, so you need to use a stretch technique, as if you…
By pinning out the excess from thee front crotch down the thigh, you are, effectively, …
Member Project of the Week
Clothingengineer made a classic trench in Pantone's 2014 color of the year. Take a look!
Fashion and Trends
Check out this post all on menswear, and see how Meg was inspired to create her own men's shirts!
Learn how to set your serger up for sewing a rolled hem in this week's new BurdaStyle Video!
Perfect the art of sewing collars and stands, including tricks you won't find in books or patterns!
Sip cocktails by the fire in faux fur, patterned silks, and more luxurious fabrics.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.