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:
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.

: 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.



  1. You look totally amazing in this dress...I love it! Love the fabric!

  2. What a great dress, fit and fabric.

  3. You are breathtakingly gorgeous! Very nice fabric choice and style on you!

  4. That dress and fabric are to die for!!! I love love love it...another one on my to do list for summer.

  5. Great dress, looks great on you! You've been busy :-)

  6. This looks great on you! I've made the top before and can't wear it because of the back. But I checked out Tany's link and love the idea for the "band"... I'm gonna have to give this pattern another try.

  7. Thank you ladies so so much! I really appreciate ur comments, especially since your sewing blogs inspire me!

    Tany's technique really helped, with this dress because I totally can't wear this without a bra, lol ;-)

  8. What a great vibrant print! It's a lovely dress and please tell me that you took that pic during the summer because if you have green grass I will just die...especially as I sit watching the snow fall...yet again!


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