This is a BurdaStyle Magazine pattern from the June 2008 issue. Pattern number 108.
Shirtdress pattern with elastic waist and darts both in the front and the back. Knee length.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yup. Except for the obvious difference that I omitted the sleeves…;-)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn´t have any trouble following the instructions, although I must admit that I usually use my Vogue Sewing book when I am attaching collars.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the darts shaping the waist on this dress. This is a clever way of adding waist definition without the “troubles” of more pattern pieces. I also liked the substantial collar. It is actually quite large!
I used a white and blue gingham shirting fabric purchased at Mood Fabrics in NY.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the sleeves, I had them cut out and ready to be used, but I liked the way it looked without the sleeves, so I made some facings instead and left it like that.
I also made a FBA.
I omitted the elastics in the waist as well – I almost always use this dress with a belt, so I figured the elastics were unnecessary .
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might make this again, maybe this time with the sleeves. I´ll absolutely recommend it to others. Lovely pattern!
A good and basic shirt dress pattern.