Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Burda 7372 - A Spotty Dotty Circle Dress.
Bonjour! This is the second of my projects for my middle DD using some cotton voile from Spotlight ( actually quite alot of cotton voile - four metres !) . The dress has quite a slim fitting bodice which merges into a large waist and a circle skirt . It is has a small mandarin collar, decorative only pocket flaps, inseam pockets and bias bound armholes. I used size 12 which is for a bust of 93 cm and the finished garment is only 97 cm so you can see there is not much ease at that particular point. However the waist is huge and shaping is provided by elastic .
This pattern uses four metres or 4 3/8 yards of fabric because of the skirt portion which is a gathered circle skirt . If you sew this, take my advice and cut out the skirt portions first - I didn`t and almost didn`t have enough fabric . In the end my daughter wanted me to shorten the skirt by about 13 cms so I went through all that angst for nothing . The other changes were that I cut out two yokes so it could be lined. I realise that my old cotton shirts always fade first at my upper back which led to a totally useless thought that perhaps that is the purpose of lined yokes .
Also I eliminated the outer fabric casing where elastic joined to a narrow fabric tie is threaded . Instead I made a channel in the waist / bodice seam and inserted elastic in there before sewing on the front bands. My daughter didn`t want the fabric ties but instead will wear this with a belt .
So now my daughter can be all swirly and girly in her spotty dotty dress but unfortunately she just won`t do that for this blog !
Now I admit I am excited . You see I have not sewn anything pour moi in two months - I am going through serious selfish sewing DTs so once I finish up some PJ pants for my eldest DD I will get going with a skirt which is just a little bit different to the usual. My middle DD also wanted me to sew her a skirt but I think I will just keep quiet for now and not remind her about that ;) .