Out of all the prints I selected I was most unsure about this mosaic print. It reminded me of stain glass or a kaleidoscope, but it is very busy. I decided to use it for the side gathered Burda 6829 which lacked any front seams that I felt would busy up the print even more.
Though I can’t say I love Burda’s instructions, the dress is simple to put together. I do wish Burda used notches instead of lines, because I almost missed them when I was transferring the markings. Burda also called for interfaced facings which I omitted. I just felt the ITY was to light to add facing, instead I turned over the neckline and finished with my Janome 900cpx coverstitch.
Gathers at the waist are always flattering and the tulip hem is a nice detail. The back for this dress is not cut on the fold to allow for some tapering at the waist. Even for a knit dress this detail helps with the fit.
This is, no surprise, the winner of the WRAP BATTLE. I love the gathering, the tulip hem, and the minimal number of pattern pieces.
Pattern: Burda 6829
Pattern Description: tight-fitting dress with gathered sides requires softly draping, stretchy fabrics. sleeveless or with sleeves – this striking, feminine wrapped dress makes a shapely décolleté
Sizing: 8-18. I sewed a 16
Fabric Used: Abstract Geometric print ITY from Fabric Mart
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very
Likes: tulip hem, midsection gathers, 3 pattern pieces, no ties
Dislikes: the facings which I omitted
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None
Would I sew it again? Yes, I think I need a velvet long sleeve version for fall/winter.
Would I recommend it to others? Yes
Conclusion: The winner of my wrap dress battle