Burda 7827

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This one has actually been sitting on my dress form for a long time, waiting for buttonholes and buttons.  It’s finally done,and it”s finally warm enough to wear it!

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This is a raglan sleeve shirt dress with princess seams in the front and inset welt pockets.  The instructions were well written, although I didn’t use all the pieces I cut out.  I made view A, which has belt loops and epaulettes, then I decided not to put them on.  I also didn’t add the sleeve cuff.  I shortened the sleeve to hit on a better position on my arm.

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So, if you don’t know by now, I have a HUGE thing for shirtdresses.  I needed to get this one done and out of the way before I pulled out Vogue 1220.  Oh yes, that one’s next!

The fabric is a bottom weight stretch cotton from Hancock’s.  It’s almost too stiff for this, but I think with a few wearings and washings, it’ll soften up.  The directions were very good, but, again, I eliminated a lot of steps. I left off most of the topstitching, I didn’t add the belt loops or the epaulets.  I’m sure it’s just and old outdated idea, but I feel these things add “bulk”.  The topstitching was just making the fabric stiffer, so I didn’t do it.

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This pattern has great details for honing your shirt making skills:  pockets, flaps, collar stand, collar, button band, buttons, etc.  I highly recommend this pattern.  Take the time to get through all the little details, and you’ll have a great classic piece that won’t go out of style.

  1. Love it! And your shoes are so totally on trend for the ‘safari’ look. I’m looking forward to your version of V1220 – it’s on my list for spring, too!

  2. This looks amazing!

  3. Very nice! I love the safari look and this dress is great- I love all the details. It looks wonderful on you!

  4. That\’s fantastic. I like way you present it

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