Burda collar I recently mastered and I was looking forward to sewing it again. But, Burda had a different idea. This collar construction was totally different from the typical Burda collar, yet equally frustrating. Lucky for me, Karen figured it out first and I was able to learn from her frustration and avoid my own. Thanks, Karen!
If Karen hadn't figured out the collar first, I might have given up on
this dress. Just for fun, I compared Karen's instructions with Burda's. I couldn't make much
sense out of Burda's instructions even when I already knew what to do! I haven't
complained about Burda instructions in over a year, but this dress
brought back all the bad memories of my struggles with Burda's
To me, this dress had a "vintage feel". It reminded me of the shirtwaist dresses worn by Eisenhower era TV moms, but more updated. I knew I would have to wear a belt with this dress, and I'm not particularly fond of wearing belts. I think a dark gray belt might look better than a black one. However, the woven fabric doesn't cling to my body and gives the illusion of a waist. That's the look I was hoping for. I used a lightweight twill - pobably a cotton/poly blend – and it worked out well. The dress was shown in denim. The twill has the same hand as a lightweight denim.