Added Feb 3, 2013
My new favorite dress to wear! I omitted the sleeves because it’s summer where I am and sleeveless feels much better. I have the French version of BS, but I am a beginner sewer so… thank goodness I can download the digital english version instructions for free from burdastyle.com! Or else all that new sewing vocab can be a but overwhelming. There were no instructions for the top inset, so I just sewed it and ignored the buttons. I also split the front skirt panels in two where the pleats begin because I wanted there to be a bit of contrast in the skirt as well.
I was tempted to omit the zipper since I think I could have pulled this dress over without any openings… but I decided to not risk it and sewed the zipper in anyway.
It is also a good biking dress, FYI, doesn’t ride up too high but has enough space for the legs to pedal.
I wrote more in my sewing journal: http://cathywu.com/journal/treadling/2013/02/03/burda-122012-dress-130/
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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