Burda 7207, view B LH. A wrap style Beach Dress with flounce
Natural knit lace with tiny bit of stretch from Colorado Fabrics. (It looks a little like material for curtains imo.)
French seams & strap turning with needle
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were finished sewing? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- I cut the largest size 18 and added 2” more. I had read on Pattern Review that it ran small. Ha! That was an understatement.
- I plan to move the straps from the sides to the top of dress.
Wear again? I haven’t worn it out yet. This is for our upcoming vacation in April.
Sew again? Perhaps with modifications (see below).
Recommend to others? Perhaps, if you have no curves what-so-ever.
Thoughts: I was really excited about this project. I was inspired by the Victoria Secret’s version.
It sewed up so easily and I learned a new technique for turning straps. However, the fit was not what I expected. I knew from PR that it ran small but was not prepared for all of the extra fabric pooling at the base of my spine. Even though I cut the largest size & added 2”, it was still a little too snug around my hips. It could be the lack of stretch in the fabric or my body-shape is not right for this pattern or it is designed for teenage girls.
I am really unsure if I will make this again. If I do, I will cut it in more of a triangle shape: tighter in the bust and looser in the hips. Or I may just make a tunic style beach dress instead.
Overall, I love the concept but am not as sure now that I have made it. Will I wear it though? Heck yes!
Tell me: What do you think? Make it again?