I'm kinda liking Burda.....BWOF 7/09- 124b

BWOF 7/09 -124b





When I made this Maxi, I was pleasantly surprised how quickly it sewed up!
Now, usually I get stumped following the instructions in Burda, but yep, this was smooth sailing for me. I was also happy with the fabric I purchased from Joann's too, it had a great
drape to it and the print is also pretty vibrant. I traced this almost as soon as I got the mag. in July. I added 3" to the length because of my height to get that true Maxi look, all the ones i tried on over the summer always stopped above my ankles, yeech! It was refreshing to be able
to make it the way I liked! I've since, made the tube to go underneath, as Tany suggested in
her blog, which allowed me to wear a bra comfortably because of the low back!





Pattern Description: Halter dress, The back is loosely wrapped and attached tie-bands shape the waist.

Pattern Sizing:
36-44
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, easy peasy!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This was a very easy sew, I made it in 3 hours which is a good time for me. Dislikes, well... the back is pretty low, so it's impossible to wear a bra, which I feel uncomfortable not wearing, :-/



Fabric Used:
Jersey Knit


Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I added 3 inches to the length.



Would you sew it again? Would you
recommend it to others? Yes/ Yes, but keep in mind that it's very low-cut in the back.

Conclusion
: I think I kinda like this dress, lol, it's very comfortable to wear and was a quick project for me. In the future I do plan to try a method used by Tany here on her blog to solve the low back issue.





Seeya!!!!

B.W.O.F. 7/09 - 105

July/09 Burda #105





Let me start this off by saying , my hubby thinks this dress is pretty loud! lol Okay, he may be a little right,........ somewhat, lol. Yep, it'z a busy print ....but I still really like it tho. Aside from my choice of "print" this was like my 2nd time trying B.W.O.F and it was a cool learning experience for me, the instructions were a lil short tho. Anywho, I love the relaxed casual design of this dress. The raglan sleeves, inside seam pockets, standing collar and drawstring waist, appealed to me as a throw on, dress me up or down type of dress, and I love versatility. This pattern called for using flat felled seams, which I had never tried but I actually liked the clean look. Of course, I will be making this again, in a more calmer print for the summer, hopefully the hubby will approve...............................................whateva, lol.




Pattern Description: Slightly flared mini dress with 3/4-length raglan sleeves and drawstring
waist.

Pattern Sizing: 36-44

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes


Were the instructions easy to follow? They were pretty much, the usual, but understandable.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the sleeves, pockets and drawstring waist, there were no dislikes.



Fabric Used:
A silky, rayon I think!?


Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
none


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I plan to make another one in a more calmer print, lol.


Conclusion
: It's a great summer cool dress.






Seeya!!










Simplicity 2925

Yes, ....I know I've been a bad blogger, but I'm still around! My mojo iz still going, and I haven't stopped a bit. In all honesty, I just hadn't put aside any time to blog, and I've completed soo many projects! I'll get better in time, in fact I just recently learned something that I'm sure you, already knew about. Now, keep in mind, I'm a bit challenged with the operations of blogger, but i just realized that I can schedule my posts!! Yey!!, I can write up my posts ahead of time and schedule them to publish. Too cool, and boy do I have some reviews to write....
Let's go back to May. Yep, this was made up during the summer, and it's an easy sew.....


Simplicity 2925









Pattern Description: Misses & Miss Petite Dress, Tunic, Tie Belt and Pants Sew Stylish Collection

Pattern Sizing: Many, I used a 14. View B

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes


Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, pretty E-Z.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There were really no major dislikes, but you will need a different bra for this considering the placement of the straps . I really liked the shape and fit, especially the shoulder area.


Fabric Used: Stretch cotton sateen


Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I raised the upper bodice/colla
r area up a tad bit.


Would you sew it again? Would you
recommend it to others? Yes/ Yes very few pieces and easy to sew up!


Conclusion This was a very easy dress to sew up, straight out the envelope! It only took a few hours to finish up, and I wore it to church the very next day. It's pretty versatile for any occasion and can be worn with the belt included in the pattern or a purchased one. Luved it!





C-ya!!!