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.
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.
(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