Added Apr 2, 2013
I am attending an indoor-outdoor daytime event in a town famous for severe humidity. I need a dress that is light and heavy in order to widthstand the steaming heat and the chill of air-conditioning. The attire is dressy-casual. This does not mean semi-formal which has an evening feel or business-casual which makes me think of dockers and shoes with no socks. I have decided to make the Burda Boucle Dress for the occasion. Last week I bought a beautiful charcoal multicolored tweed on sale. Notions are on sale later this week. I can’t wait to cut and sew up my dress in order to show it off step-by-step.
A) In my opinion, a boucle fabric may work nicely but a fun tweed seems more suitable for this design.
B) Paragraph 2 of the sewing instructions needs line-by-line illustrations. This is the extensively detailed construction of the most visible part of the dress.
C) I recommend shoring up the edges of the smaller pieces so the tweed doesn’t unravel as much. An overlock around edges eased my mind.
I made a matching day clutch purse to go with my outfit.
Pattern Note: Burda, I find the Boucle Dress pattern incomplete at the neckline and collar but as a learning intermediate I managed to make it work with a few additions and my mother’s expert advice. Please don’t forget your home sewing clientele. We love high fashion as much as designers do. Keep the new patterns coming…and I loved getting a free bonus pattern for my 3 online purchases.
Fashion & Trends
All the fall trouser sewing inspiration you need.
Pattern of the Week
This jacket is a mix of mod and military and will change the look of any outfit!
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
Member Project of the Week
A gorgeous confection with a surprise peach chiffon layer.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.