I am super excited to share this wrap dress made from Burda 07 2016 edition. I really like this dress and it came together easily. Here is the line drawing.
The instructions were actually quite okay on this (shock horror! Burda instructions actually making sense :-).
The straps are interesting because they are twisted together. I do like Burda for their approach to design. They always try to do unique design features.
Unfortunately I did not have enough fabric to pattern match properly. The lower flounce had to be cut on a different grain. I picked this jersey up from Fabworks Mill Shop. You know I love the blues and purples with the Mediterranean tile effect. But mostly it had me at blue 🙂
I didn’t make a muslin but it came out alright. I do need to lengthen the bodice by about 1cm though to get the belt to sit spot on my waist.
All the edges and hems were finished with twin needle. I used bias tape for first time with this make. I needed to avert gaping and stretching out of armhole and neckline. I was mildly successful. I need to see how it behaves after a wash.
The style of this dress is very flattering and I will be making it again. I love the swishyness and the fit over the bust. The overlap of the wrap dress is such that I dont have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions in high wind. Thats always been my fear with wrap dresses
Unfortunately the pictures are a overexposed due to the intense bright sunshine when we did the shoot but the colour on the Youtube clip is the most accurate. Here you can see it in motion on my Youtube Channel (mis labelled as 06/2016 but it is from the 07/2016 issue :-).
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Until next time. Happy Sewing!