Burda- to the point, stylish, no frills, classic, and best of all- perfect sizing.
Burda 9644 will be sewn over and over again. I absolutely love this dress.
I love the perfectly fitted neckline which lies nicely against Ms O’s neck. It’s not gathered or covered in bias tape. It’s a simple yoke with a little interfacing and a facing.
I think I like facings. I never thought I’d say that since I could not understand why you had to cut out another piece of fabric when you won’t even see it. I’ve discovered that a facing is a simple way to get that neat edge and nice fit with out alot of junk.
And the tiers- although it takes a little more time to cut out 4 layers of skirt and gather it all- it’s worth it. I’m lucky in that my gathering foot works really well and I’ve learned how to control the amount of gathers. It takes a tiny bit of practice, but I did it and you can too.
And lastly, did you noticed that Ms O’s head isn’t in any of the pictures? Well, I had to sneak one in because she just got a new, mommy-cut hairdo…
I must say that I think she looks more adorable now. It still gets a little wild in the morning, but short hair on little girls is the way to go. No more cringing from the hairbrush or dictating how many ponytails she wants today. A couple barrets and we’re good to go.
So, go out and try a Burda pattern and cut that hair! You won’t regret it.