Pattern Review: Burda Style 5/2010 #109

Pattern Review: Burda Style 5/2010 #109

White Stretch Linen (sold out)

Another review of this fabric is here.

  I made this dress for summer so I actually finished this about 1-1/2 months ago.
I didn’t prewash the fabric because I will dry clean this.

Notions:  Gutermann thread, stretch needle, YKK invisible zipper, stay tape, rayon hem tape,  stretch cotton shirting for underlining, diamond white rayon lining

Alterations:  The neckline was too low so I raised it 1-5/8″.  I used the SA Curve ruler to add the seam allowance.  I also shortened the back waist length 1/2″.  This is not a normal alteration for me.  No FBA was needed.

Construction Details:  I opted to line the dress edge to edge instead of using the neckline/armhole facing.  I used stay tape to stabilize the shoulder seam.

This also has a waistline seam in the back only.   I think this gives a nice, smooth fit in the back.  Great for doing a sway back adjustment.  Otherwise, if you’ve sewn a sheath dress before you really don’t need instructions.

I like how the U-shaped neckline is wide at the shoulder seam and  narrows towards the neckline.

Front View

Side View

Back View

(photo credits by CG)

This pattern is a great wardrobe basic.  By changing fabrics you can get different looks for different occasions.
For work try a tropical weight wool like Olive Martini .
For weekend Linen Grey Circles.
For evening Black Metallic Jacquard Brocade


  1. becki-c
    September 6, 2012 / 3:15 am

    So fabulous! and so versatile! You totally rock this fabric! You sure can nail the great fit, you need to teach me how to look like that was made for you.

  2. Roz
    September 6, 2012 / 4:57 pm

    Thank you Becki, but you do a good job. Can I say leopard print skirt?!

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