Hi,

Anyone out there with some “common sense” or a good deal of experience to help me with this? I contacted the Burdastyle people more than a week ago, but have not even received an acknowledgement so far. deep breath.

I’m in the preparation stages of the Godet dress # 112. I am using polyester crepe fabric for the main fabric with polyester chiffon or georgette for the neck band, sleeve bands and godets.

My pattern pieces are traced and almost ready to be pinned onto my practise fabric until I stumbled upon this section. Please excuse the capital letters – I’m not shouting (not yet), I just don’t know how to format for emphasis.

BURDA STYLE MAGAZINE PATTERNS DO NOT HAVE SEAM ALLOWANCE INCLUDED. SEAM AND HEM ALLOWANCE TO BE ADDED:
SEAMS AND EDGES 1.5 CM

(me: yes I will add those as per usual)

NO ALLOWANCES ON LOWER EDGES OF FRONT, BACK AND GODET PIECES, NO ALLOWANCES ON LONG EDGES OF NECK AND SLEEVE BANDS

(me: so the seam allowance is already built-in to the pattern??? Otherwise how will I finish the raw edges? Or am I being reminded that I need to add these allowances?!!)

NOTE: ON THIS DRESS, THE LOWER EDGE REMAINS UNHEMMED. IF YOU PREFER TO HEM THE DRESS, CUT THE DRESS PIECES WITH 4 CM WIDE HEM ALLOWANCES AND THE GODETS WITH 1CM WIDE HEM ALLOWANCES

(me: what?!! Who doesn’t hem a lower edge in some way? They cannot mean that the raw edges are finished with a serger or zigzag stitch surely? Or maybe a rolled hem does not count as “hemmed”? But then surely I will still need a small hem allowance….. Arghhhhhhh!!!)

I can assure you, I haven’t a clue how to proceed on this – and I am now beyond feeling shame about my lack of sewing instinct.

The thing is there are no further details in the main sewing instructions, not a clue on how to finish the raw edges – they are never mentioned again. I feel that a rolled hem would be most appropriate, particularly for the lightweight fabrics… but I still need to add some sort of seam allowance for that, don’t I???!!

Please help!!!

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    Jul 7, 2014, 03.18 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    manola6176 made this dress. The dress was designed not to be hemmed but to have a raw edge (BurdaStyle have done this before). I wouldn’t do that because you can’t machine wash and dry it! : )

    I think the neckline is neatened with the bands, which are left unstitched once you reach the ends of the neckline. (Theirs is not a practical dress, is it?) If I were you, I would add 1cm or so seam allowances to the bands and finish them properly, but you could ask manola6176 how she did it, to be sure.

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    Jul 7, 2014, 04.15 PMby veesta

    Wow, it hadn’t crossed my mind that BurdaStyle would do that.

    Maybe it’s supposed to be a dress you only wear once??!!! A terrible waste of hard work!

    I will contact Manola – thanks so much for the info, Sabrina.

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    Jul 11, 2014, 05.51 PMby doris833yahoocom

    I am at my wits end trying to figure out how to put the facings on the sleeve caps on Burda dress 03/2014 123A?? I need a guide sheet with pictures or sketches to see exactly how to do this. Beautiful dress and I so want to get it right. I am at a stand still until someone helps me figure this out. Please help.

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