Happy St George’s day! Just a very quick post – I’ve finished the Burda 6918. It is super easy and very quick to make once you work out the pleat placement, didn’t use a concealed zip and made it slightly more fitted. Have found Burda the trickiest patterns to use, simply as I am visual and sitting down and reading lots of instructions is almost impossible at work and at home I just want to get sewing!
If I make this again I will change the pleats and add pockets in the side seam, thought it could be great in gingham? Off on a day trip to Margate in the summer and have to dress in vintage style, so this could be the dress to go in? What do you think?
It doesn’t look great on my mannequin – she is far more streamlined than me! Yesterday I went to the Decorative antiques and textile fair in Battersea Park, if you can, do go – full of so many beautiful things! I spied some amazing mannequins with wonderful shapes
we are so luck not to have to squeeze and be laced into corsets. Although I loved the waspish waist & bustle shapes for their beauty.