This is one of those awesome plus size patterns I was telling you about (BurdaStyle Princess Seam Sheath Dress) that I accidentally bought because the model does not in any way look plus size and I wasn’t paying close enough attention when I selected it. The material they made the dress in is like ‘yeah this dress is okaayy…” but then when you make it you’re totally in love!
It’s also funny because no one has posted a picture of this dress made on BurdaStyle yet but after making it it’s now one of my favourite dresses. After seeing my blue version my sister also went out and bought the exact fabric so she could have one too. She originally borrowed it for a week or two and I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get it back lol!
So if you’re not a plus size there is a small amount of work modifying the pattern but I just cut out a test version and I was good to go!
The only change I made was to the sleeves. I originally made it with the sleeves from the pattern but after wearing it out a few times I unpicked them and decide to change them because they were a little bit too tight. I naturually have wide shoulders so I don’t think this would be a problem for everyone.
The pattern itself was pretty easy to construct. You have to be a bit careful where you join the front and skirt part together as this part is a bit tricky when you turn the corner but just don’t cut your fabric until you know you have it right. Also, if you get it wrong you can just resew the pleat in the skirt and make it look neat!
Here is the BurdaStyle original version. I definitely recommend this dress to anyone who thinks they can take on the resizing etc. It’s totally worth the effort! (i-heart fabric)