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Burda Style 6401 Scuba Dress

Hello everyone and nice to meet you here! I am Olympia from Greece and I am so excited to be guest posting on the Minerva Crafts Blog!

For my first project I chose a Sewing Pattern from new Burda Style spring/summer 2018 collection. It’s pattern #6401 and for me it was a love from first sight.

Here is a sneak peek of it :

As you can see, it provides two versions and it could be made with a huge variety of fabrics (e.g. poplin, denim, broderie anglais etc.).

For my own dress I chose to sew version A and I use this amazing Scuba Fabric from Minerva Crafts. Well, I have to admit that I was a little afraid of the success of this project as scuba is a heavier fabric but after having finished it I am so satisfied with the way it came out. It’s a dress I love to wear, it’s very comfortable and it can be worn all day long!

As for the process, first of all, I pre-washed the fabric and then I chose the size I wanted. Usually I wear size 42 on Burda Style patterns but, as my fabric was so elastic I preferred to do it a size smaller, so size 40 turned to be nice.

Needless to say I spent more time on cutting the fabric (well… thinking of how to cut it!!!) than sewing it… A point you have to be careful at if you choose a fabric with repetitive motif is to cut all pattern pieces on a way they are matching together when you gather them. I had no difficulties with the sewing itself. This is an easy pattern with only a few pieces so feel free to try it even you are a beginner sewist. All info you need are given precisely on Burda’s guideline leaf with a lot of pictures.

Another point I would love to mention is that I didn’t finally insert the invisible zipper on the back because this scuba fabric is elastic enough and I felt that it wasn’t necessary. For the sleeves, I chose to combine sleeve pattern from version B with sleeve finishment from version A.

Overall, I feel I really love my new Burda dress and I am going to sew more using this pattern for sure in the near future. Please feel free to share your thoughts for this dress with me by leaving a comment either here or on my IG (@olypateli).

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!!!


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