Lined dress and jacket.
European: 44 - 54
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The directions were very easy to follow. I'm glad this is a Burda envelope pattern with illustrated directions and not a Burda magazine pattern. The organza overlay is gathered and not the actual front bodice. The illustrations were particularly useful when constructing the bodice.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I thought the design was flattering on a woman of my size. I also like the jacket - it makes the dress seasonless.
The dress & jacket are crepe-backed satin. The bodice overlay is organza.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
After making a muslin, I lengthened the bodice by 3/4".
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have already recommended it! Snuzal asked for plus size LBD recommendations and I recommended this pattern.
I loved working on this dress! I haven't sewn a dressy dress since my daughter's senior prom. In fact, I referred to this dress as "my prom dress." It required lots of hand sewing, but I find that relaxing. I made this dress for a fund-raising Gala and I can't wait to wear it!