Sunday, July 1, 2012
Burda Style Layered Lace Dress 06/2012 #116B
It is made with a batiste underdress with a gathered chiffon skirt that is attached. The top layer is made from scalloped white lace trimmed in chiffon. Surprisingly, the lace and chiffon were quite easy to sew. I had a little difficulty interpreting the pattern instructions, but after beginning assembly of the pattern pieces, I was able to understand more clearly how to put it together. I wish I hadn't shortened it so much. I ended up having to take up the shoulder seam a little afterwards; it just felt like it was going to slip off my shoulders, leaving it now about an inch shorter. Oh well. Now I have experience sewing lace and chiffon.
I made this in the European size 38. Even though my measurements indicated this size, I think there is enough ease in this dress where I could have made it in a 36 and been happier with the fit. All fabrics were purchased from Fabric.com.