Saturday, August 21, 2010
Burda Style Fatina dress
This dress while it is very basic in construction was difficult to fit. The pattern has the bust darts and some shaping in the side seams but because I'm a pear I needed to fiddle with the side seams to give me a good fit. I need to remember that while I can wear sheath dresses they need to have princess seams or fisheye darts so that I can get a better fit. Nonetheless I planned on this dress being casual and comfortable and it is. The fabric is a cotton stretch and I noticed that in both these pictures the neckline is not laying flat; it must have stretched a little when sewing but it didn't always look that out of shape when I wore it. I'm going to look up some techniques in how to handle better open necklines like this. Am I thrilled with the fit? No but it is the best I could do.
Did you put your sunglasses on? Pretty bright fabric!
I could have paid more attention to fabric placement in the back, but I don't think is that bothersome, besides I can't see it ;-)
I'm glad I tried a Burda Style downloadable pattern. They are really not hard to tape together (although I had help!) I read the instructions and they were good and of course using the bias binding in the neckline and armhole is a great technique that can be used to eliminate facings.