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Experiment in blotted red stretch jersey

Added Dec 22, 2014

by Dworley

Fort Collins, Un...






This was a fun dress to sew, very different from past patterns, and gave me an opportunity to try out new presser feet for the hem, buttons, edge stitching, and button holes.. There was too much blousing at the waist until darts marked for the corresponding blouse pattern were added. No additional modifications were made to this Burda pattern. Additionally the jersey behaved very well on my non-serger machine, even though a paper stabilizer was needed to aid in the button hole making. The dress instructions required prior sewing knowledge as some of the steps were a bit skeleton, and I had to verify a handbook to insure proper sleeve vent application. Overall a fun dress to make. Looking forward to the next Burdastyle pattern!

Material Notes

Two-way stretch synthetic red tonal jersey




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Business

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    Jan 2, 2015, 08.06 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I like shirt dresses very much and this Burda’s pattern is one of my favourite. I like your version a lot. You chose a nice colour and your work is very neat. Lovely look.

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      Jan 6, 2015, 10.49 PMby Dworley

      Thanks! I had seen your version of the Burda wrap dress last month which had inspired me to make it for myself…have some soft bamboo knit waiting for me to cut out.

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    Dec 23, 2014, 09.14 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Very nice and you wear it well :)

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      Dec 23, 2014, 02.50 PMby Dworley

      Thank you! It was a very different style than I normally try; I just love the variety and perspective of Burdastyle patterns!

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