Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2008-108
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…;-)
Technical drawing of the dress.
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.
What a great dress! It looks wonderful on you! I really like your lime green walls, too. 🙂
FABULOUS dress! I love a classic shirtdress and this one is perfect!
That is a wonderful style on you. I am in the process of planning a shirtdress for a girlfriend and I really like this pattern.
@Sarah: Unfortunately, it is not my wall…;-)
What a cute shirt dress. I love the shape with collar over sleeveless top and the flared skirt. Makes me feel like summer’s still here?!
I love the classic shirtdress and your is no exception. Looks great! I really must make me one.
Ooooh, this turned out lovely – a perfect shirt dress!
Very pretty and summery! You should definitely make more of these. 🙂
@Stacy: I am tempted of making one for autumn/winter….;-)
Very pretty! I have serious shirtdress envy, I think I have to make one soon…
This looks really lovely!!!!!!! LOVE the large collar, makes it really 50s. xxx
You have been so productive! Another success – another dress that looks so great on!
Another wonderful dress and I like your adaptations!