Well, as sad as I am to replace the youtube clip in the below post (which you have obviously enjoyed very much!) it is now time to move on and update what I’ve been making! I sewed my special cousin Freya a dress for her birthday – Burda 7517, which I’ve made before for myself.
And it fits her perfectly! I used a stretch cotton/lycra sateen from Spotlight. Love the ikat print! The striped ribbon is from Ribbons Galore. I’d actually bought the ribbon before I bought the fabric, purely because I liked it. They’re a perfect match!
This really is a terrific pattern. Freya and I wear pretty much the same size in clothes but are quite differently shaped. She has an hourglass figure with a teeny waist, and I have a thick waist but slim hips and thighs. But this dress works well on both of us!
I didn’t make any changes to how I’d made this dress last time. I used an invisible zip in the side seam, and was very pleased with just how invisible it was. A proper invisible zipper foot makes a huge difference. I sewed the armhole binding to the dress before I sewed the side seams, but only topstitched the armhole binding into place afterwards. This gave me a nice finish around the armholes.
I took a 3 inch hem, and used the blind hem stitch on the machine to stitch it into place. I don’t know why I haven’t used this stitch more in the past! So overall, a success. I highly recommend this pattern!