I am totally into the idea of sewing myself up a summer wardrobe now that I’ve conquered my fears of selfish sewing :) So I was looking at different patterns online for sweet summer dresses and I found this Burda dress that I thought would be awesome. And it is only 6 bucks!
I set out to prepare for this dress today. Okay, that is a lie. I tried printing it out starting yesterday, but I just COULD NOT figure out how to print it properly with the exact scaling! I was getting all sorts of different sizes of the test square, wasted TONS of paper until I figured 1/8 of an inch off would just have to be fine. So today, I printed 50 pages, cut off the sides, then taped them together in a grid, then traced the pattern onto freezer paper. Was my job done? No. Burda does not add seam allowances, so I had to use my ruler and measure out 5/8 of an inch on every single pattern piece. THEN I cut them out. Let me tell you, adding your own seam allowances is a PAIN IN THE TUSH. I guess I’m spoiled having used independent patterns in the past?
Also the directions look abysmal! It is all just in words, no pictures (I’m a visual learner and have never made anything without something to have a picture reference to), and there are actual pattern pieces that I printed, traced and added seam allowances to that are NOT AT ALL shown in the diagram for where to cut! I can’t figure out where these are supposed to go! It seems like there are 2 options for a back piece? And there is one thing that I can’t for the life of me figure out where it is supposed to go… Maybe I’ll figure it out when I start making it! (hopefully)
Anyways, I’m still excited to try it because I’m in this total mode of wanting to learn new things. I’m pretty confused at this point, but I have total faith that I can figure it all out and make a gorgeous dress out of this pattern :)
Wish me luck!
This post was brought to you by:
Quinn taking two nice long naps, giving me ample time to be productive in my creative endeavors, and also by Annie’s Frozen Lasagna, giving me the extra time I would NOT have had if I actually had to cook something, which was amazingly given to me for free by Influenster. Let me tell you, it is friggen GOOD. And easy.