Monday, September 6, 2010


Burda 7666

Pattern Description:
Lined dress and jacket.

Pattern Sizing:
Plus sized
US:  18-24
European:  44 - 54

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, exactly!

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.

Fabric Used:
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!


  1. Ooohh so pretty! And look at gorgeous you!!

  2. Fantastic LBD, you look great.

  3. That dress and jacket wants to go out on the town! It's just lovely. I know that fabric was not easy to control. Nice job!

  4. Your LBD and jacket are simply beautiful!

  5. Very nice! The bodice overlay looks so pretty :-)

  6. You look fabulous! The jacket is perfect and will take you any where, any season!

  7. Oh, Elaray, you look fantastic! I love the fabric choice and the little sleeve/strap bits. The handwork was all worth it. Now to the important part; what shoes are you wearing? Did you make a matching bag? I hope you're going to post a picture from the day you wear it!!

  8. Beautiful! This is a great dress/jacket on you.

  9. Your dress looks beautiful! Every woman needs a LBD.

  10. Really nice outfit!! Good job. I enjoy your blog.

  11. What a flattering, beautiful dress. You're inspiring me to tackle a dress this season, too.

  12. Beautiful job! The dress looks great on you, and how wonderful to have such an event to wear it to.

  13. An awesome job. I am also plus size diva (24 and going strong)and I bought the same pattern here in Sweden where I live. It says I could download english sewing instructions from burdafashion but it is not there. Could you please assist me. I am a kind a visual girl .... I have to see step-by-step instruction photos/video LOL.

    I want to make this beautiful number for my crown wedding anniversary 31 October.


    1. If you email me (Elaray2003 at gmail dot com) your mailing address, I can photocopy the instructions and, if it's not too expensive, I can mail them to you.

  14. Beautiful job. I also would love to sew this outfit but my pattern is not in english and burdafashion does not have the instructions. I live in Sweden. If your instructions are in english, could you kindly assist me? I am new to sewing and must follow instructions meticulously. Thanks.