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Friday, October 19, 2012

Burda Style 10/2012 - 118 Dress

The first thing to note if you are making this dress is that (in my copy at least) there is a huge typo in the sewing instructions which is especially unfortunate given that it is the Sewing Course pattern.

The pattern pieces are the black lines on sheet B not A!  The instructions for the top versions are correct luckily - can you imagine trying to find the right pieces otherwise.  I think if you use sheet A you would end up with some kind of pants and a huge headache.

Once you have got that out of the way putting this dress together is very easy.  My sleeves are a bit long because I totally forgot to flare out the hem allowance (it even tells you to do this in the instructions) - since the sleeve itself is quite tapered if you don't flare it out then the hem allowance is too small - I just ended up taking a narrow hem.


I made this in a brown wool pinstripe which produces a slightly odd effect in that the front is on the bias and the back is on the straight grain, but I quite like it.  This will be a great dress for cooler weather, it reminds me of a woven version of the famous Vogue 1250 DKNY jersey cowl dress - just throw it on and you're good to go.  I've lightened all these photos so you can see the detail.



I have started a second version in the same cranberry wool that I made the previous skirt from and that gave me a lot more problems, I think because it has a slightly looser weave so the bias is more difficult to handle, in fact it is still hanging waiting to be hemmed.  More on that in my next post, for now here are photos of version 1.







30 comments:

Karin said...

Good spot with the printing error.
This dress looks fantastic on you. The shape really flatters your hour glass figure. Another gorgeous dress!

deadlycraft said...

When I saw this on the dress form I thought the fabric looked a bit stiff for the style - but in fact on you it looks fantastic. Good work :) It's hard enough already without randomisation of the pattern instructions!

Vicki said...

Lovely! Stripe look pretty cool and you look hot!

Merche Martinez said...

This dress is growing on me every time a see it and now after your version I think at some point i´ll give it a go. You look stunning in your dress, love the cowl neck and the gather on the side. It flatters your perfect figure. Thanks for pointing out the typo!

Sølvi said...

Your version of this dress looks terrific, a very clever idea to use pinstripes for this dress. You look gorgeous! :-)

I noticed that error you mentioned too when I cut out the pattern pieces. I am making this in a rather stretchy cotton sateen, so hopefully I won´t have any issues with the sleeves, but thanks for the advice! I´ll keep it in mind!

senaSews said...

Very nice and flattering dress. Love those simple garments which you put on and look put together in an instant.

Jane M said...

Simple and yet spectacular. Love your fabric choice. You look wonderful!

Rachel said...

That dress is awesome!! You look great in it. I love your boots, too.

Irene said...

That is one very elegant dress.

Amanda S. said...

This dress is SO flattering on you. I love it in the stripe, too.

Erica B. said...

Gorgeous dress... love it!

Reethi said...

I love it! It looks great on you!

Linda said...

I like this dress! Interesting stripes look on the bias, and it works!

asisewit said...

I loved this dress when I saw it on the website. If fact I love the whole October issue, but sadly I can't find it anywhere. Your dress looks great.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

Very nice, that is a case where the dress looks meh on the dress form and fantastic on you. Does it get cold enough where you are to wear dresses like that?

T. Sedai said...

Beautiful! I love the effect with the strips - it is very interesting. And thanks for the comment about the instruction error - I want to make this eventually and I am sure you just saved me a huge headache.

cidell said...

Love the effect with the strips and bias. Great dress.

Catherine Daze said...

Wow! Love the bias stripes. I was in two minds about this one but with the right fabric it looks great.

Nancy K said...

Great dress! The bias stripe work really well.

Crystal said...

The dress looks great. Very flattering.

Gail said...

Stripes was an inspired choice. Just love it.

themateriallady said...

Great dress - and I love the stripe effect. I liked this in the magazine and marked it as a 'make' so I am glad to get your report!

Gabrielle said...

This is such a smart looking dress - really elegant and a great shape. I love how your stripes show up the bias cut front!

Lori said...

Gorgeous dress.

tiburon said...

i like so much!!! i´m trying to do it, but i prefer your style ;)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

This is faboo! I was not impressed with the line drawing because it makes it look like the neckline/shoulders will be too wide but that doesn't seem to be the case on you. Now I absolutely must make this for this Fall/Winter.

velosewer said...

This is such a cool look. The pinstripes look more edgy used in this dress.

Levone said...

You did a great job on this dress! This is one that I picked out to try over the next few months.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Beautiful dress!

Seraphinalina said...

It was the printing error that drew me to your blog. This is my first experience with Burda having won the magazine from Aft Agley. So first I think I'm going blind, then I can't find the dart in the middle of piece 2, then wondering what the heck the little pieces were... Only to see the top was on page B. I figured someone must have done this already and could confirm that for me. So, thank you for the public service. Your dress looks lovely.