|Burda Style Magazine 01-13-133|
The dress looks better in real life than it does in the photo below. I used crepe which dressed up the design a little. I like that the dress is fully lined with self fabric. It made the crepe more substantial and the dress has an expensive feel. I didn't have enough of the crepe on hand, so I had to make a trip to JoAnn's and try to match the color. I didn't find a perfect match, but it was for the lining and no one sees it.
As usual, the slit in the front exposed way too much skin, so I raised it an inch and put a hook and eye in the middle of the slit to close it up a little. If I make this dress again, I would also add some interfacing to the slit to give it a little more stability. Another issue was the loose fit. My top half is two sizes larger than my bottom half so the bottom half, beginning at the waist, has a very loose fit. If I make this dress again, I'll blend down a size on the waist and skirt when tracing.
The dress fits more loosely than I expected. Making a muslin would have fixed that. In spite of the issues, I was happy with the results, primarily because I loved the fabric. I had a new Easter dress and I felt like a little girl again.
And while we're on the subject … can I really tell how a dress is supposed to fit when the fashion photo looks like this? Come on, Burda. A little help please?