This is the third garment I have made from the current issue of Burda Easy Fashion – given that there are only 6 patterns in the magazine I definitely think I got my money’s worth!
I decided to make the colour block dress:
Thanks to my ever growing stash (no stash busting for me!) I did not have to look long for suitable fabric and came up with this:
I sewed the pattern without alterations apart from the length and I used the 3/4 sleeve option.
The pattern came together without problem. I used the pinless sewing method from the Craftsy course and so the body was finished after a couple of hours.
I quite like the colour block effect. It looks as if it pulls in this picture, but it really doesn’t. I did not even notice it before taking the picture. I topstitched along the seam lines of the bodice.
One thing I am not sure about is the Peter Pan collar. I absolutely fell in love with it on the model and I like the look of it on my version. I even like the contrast of the masculine colours and the girly collar.
I am just not sure it is quite me… I don’t have any pictures of me in the dress as yet – my husband takes my pictures and with the days getting shorter we have not had a chance to take one during daylight hours. But as soon as I have pictures I will ask your good selves for opinions: Peter Pan collar yah or nay.