Wednesday, June 30, 2010
So here is Burda 7517, my first ever garment out of linen. These pictures were taken immediately after putting the dress on, no sitting or real moving had been done (I did sit for the last shot after we were done). At this moment you can tell I went about my day in this dress =) that is the nature of linen and I did nothing to help it. I did not underline but I did pre-treat by washing it like Sandra Betzina suggests in Fabric Savvy.
Here you can see the slit which makes it really easy to walk, I believe there is enough ease in the skirt that you could get away without it.
If you are the type that likes pleats to nicely sit closed and perfect this is not the pattern for you. I ironed the pleats but they do open up, maybe with more ease they would sit better, but I don't mind it gives the dress an easy, relax look that I like. This was meant to be a dress to wear on really hot summer days in Maryland, even though today was cool, breezy and beautiful.
One more just because...