- I saw this dress in the April 2014 issue of Burda Style Magazine (British version) and immediately went and bought fabric and supplies
- When I went to trace the pattern I realized with horror that it was in tall sizes. I am petite (5'2").
- Not to be defeated, I began complex pattern alterations to shorten the bodice. This bodice is made up of many, many pieces and this took some time to get right.
Now I am finished sewing the bodice and I'm so pleased I wanted to share a "progress report."
One of the things I love about Burda patterns is the detail. Initially the garment may look simple, but once you get in sewing it the intricacies become more apparent.
Here's some of the details I love in this dress:
Seam lines. Beautiful princess seam shaping in the bodice and a unique bib front construction. Also pretty little cap sleeves.
Pleats. Lest you think Burda ignored the back look at these beautiful pleats!
Here is a photo from the magazine of the finished dress (on a really tall girl).
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