BurdaStyle Dress 5/2014 114B Pattern Review

Happy Sunday Folks

I’ve been hard at it running up a storm but not tracking on
the blog. I’ve clocked in about 33 miles this week and about 5-6 hours of
cardio. My race is coming up quick, so I’m really increasing my mileage.  Today I’ll review the BurdaStyle mini dress
from the May 2014 issue. It’s an amazing pattern, I really like it. The
possibilities of designs can be magnificent with this pattern. You can mix the
look with color blocking, Leather & fur, Snow leopard and red, lace – you
name and it can be done. 

Dislike:- On this particular dress,
the sleeves are annoying me, they keep falling off. I don’t give credit to the pattern
being bad. I believe it’s the fact that my body is changing due to training.
More skills to brush up on, learning how to adjust the pattern.

We’ve been really having nice weather here in Wisconsin –
Sunny, bright and cool nights. It was very windy the day I took these photos so
the shadows were hard to get away from and I didn’t want to wait around for the
sun to go down.

The Review



Pattern Description: Mini
Dress – The wide straps will stay firmly in place while the traditional
neckline creates quite a revealing décolleté.

Pattern Sizing: 34-44
(My dress was cut at 36)

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

Were the instructions
easy to follow?
Yes

What did you
particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like piecing the
pattern together, it offers many options to make it your own. It’s such a fun
design and one which you can create an elegant or casual dress. Although it’s made
with a more woven pattern, I have my eyes set on using a knit or stretch with
medium body.

Fabric Used: Some
sort of satin crepe if that’s a fabric type 🙂  I should really brush up on my fabric
knowledge.

Pattern alterations
or any design changes you made:
I added about 3.5 inches to the length of the dress.

Would you sew it
again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would most defiantly sew
again

Conclusion: This
is an awesome dress to add to your wardrobe, it has a versatile construction
which allows you to play with color blocking and fabric mixing. To have the high impact of WOW, I would recommend color blocking.

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