Purple Reign – Burda 7065
Because I like well fit clothing, this year I’m making my birthday dress in a beautiful lightweight knit blended with Lycra. This is today’s first runner up. Lord knows I will make several more before my birthday but a lady needs options LOL
To make this dress, I used Burda 7065
Modifications: Bust. Come on, get real, I don’t need a lot a fabric to cover my Chicken McNuggets. I continued stitching higher than the pattern marking for the bust to accommodate my size.
Secondly, I’m not a fan of a-line skirts so I cut the fabric straight to hug my legs.
Would I make it again? I already have. Using this pattern I made a Kelly green blouse to go with a pair of pakazzo pants that I recently made (will post and review the pants pattern soon.). I will most likely make one in black using a bamboo knit. A lady could always use a little black dress (wink-wink)
Difficulty: Look, I’m just thick headed when it comes to patterns. I admit that I am making a fair attempt to sew using patterns and stop making things by eye. This actually was simple but I tend to overthink things even when I have instructions. I tend to mumble “WHAT? That makes absolutely zero sense!”. Watching me figure out the first time how to sew the neck/bust while mumbling and throwing the pattern instructions made me look like Jerry Lewis in the Nutty Professor. It really can be done under 30 minutes. The key is quality fabric and one that provides two way stretch. I recommend ITY or bamboo knit.