I could hardly wait to buy the October 2013 Burdastyle issue. The fault is of this sophisticated fabulous jersey dress with figure-hugging cut. I call it Origami Fold Dress. I love how the sharp and crisp lines of the fold accentuate the feminine silhouette.
I made some pictures during the sewing process, hope it could be useful for someone. Here are some tips and tricks for sewing the dress:
1. I decided to shorten the dress by 10 cm, so I bought 2 meters of jersey fabric ( Burdastyle instructions state that you need 2,10 of fabric). After cutting out all pattern pieces there remained at least 20 cm. I think bringing your pattern pieces with you to the fabric shop will help to buy the right amount of fabric.
2. If you use knits, be sure to apply fliseline formband to strengthen the “weak” points: shoulder pieces with edges cut on bias, V-neck, back edges where you add the invisible zipper to prevent them from stretching. It’s important to stabilize areas that might get stretched out during wearing or sewing. I always fuse a strip iron-on bias stay tape to shoulder seams of knits. You can also use it on round necklines, v-necks, etc.
3. As for the central front part, be sure to mark clearly all signs. Here is the consequence for folding.
4. After trying on the dress I was horrified – it was simply huge, although I used my usual 38 size and I didn’t like the effect it created on the sides. I beleive I could have cut out the size 36 or even 34 without any problem.
5. I modified the skirt twice before I could tell that the garment fits me well.
The dress is ready, stay tuned for the update.