Good evening yall!…I’m at home chillin’; doing laundry and other house stuff…Of course I’m in my sewing space staring at fabric and trying to figure out what to sew up next….This post was going to feature another dress I made a while ago but the pictures I took yesterday (every last one of them) was UGLY as hell….I didn’t like any of them; some of them had some weird highlight over ’em and the others were just thrashed in general…needless to say that dress will have to be featured another time….
Now this post is sort of a first for me….I say sort of because the dress is from a Burda pattern and I hadn’t ever sewn with one before….most of the Burda patterns I have are in my magazines which means mind numbing tracing….I stray away from them more often than not because I HATE tracing because its hella time consuming…I just wanna get to the sewing you know?…..Burda patterns are like some impossible maze I swear….One day I got it in my mind that I wanted to make a dress from one of my Burda magazines and actually had enough energy to trace it….by the end of my tracing session I ended up with friggin’ bustier pattern pieces instead of the dress!…I’ll feature the bustier on another date too; its soooo cute but unfinished….its in the corner of shame but I’m not at all ashamed of it…I just thought I was going to have a dress; I never wanted a bustier like ever but my sewing fairies must’ve felt I needed one! LOLOL…so yeah, Burda mazes, I mean patterns are a bit much if they don’t come in an envelope to say the least!
I made this dress back in November of 2018, the 20th to be exact…..I made View C with View B’s full length sleeves….the fabric is a scuba knit described as “Black/Tan/White Poly/Lycra Polka Dot Border Print”…..I had a couple yards and it turned out to be perfect for this dress….its super warm and wears well too….this is my second time wearing it; the fabric did pill a bit in the wash but not enough to look bad….the neckline was jacked up when I first wore it; I basted it in the bathroom at a party with my emergency sewing kit I keep in my purse at all times! LOLOLOL…..When I got ready to show it off today I refinished the neckline and finally removed the basting stitches….I wanted to use one of my twin needles but the fabric was kinda too thick so I just did double line hems on all edges…..I also fudged the gathers because I didn’t read the directions well enough and ended up having to redo ’em a couple times…..when I finished I had learned a couple things about necklines when using scuba knit and a new way to make gathers…..I liked this dress so much I made it again in a Black knit which I’ll feature another time….I must admit it though, the Black one is much, much better than this one but they are both pretty cool!….Oh, I have the pattern information this time around too!…its Burda Style Super Easy 6910 View C….the only thing I changed were the length of the sleeves as mentioned earlier….
Now lemme show yall the pictures….I don’t like these all that much either but they are beyond better than the trash I took yesterday….Talk to you good people soon I promise!