Mosaic Wrap Dress: Burda 6829

This is the final of four wrap dress reviews that make up my “Wrap Battle” comparison. See the others here, here and here.

B6829crossweb

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.

Wrap Battle
Left to Right: M6884 (here), Bu6829, NL 6301 (here) and M7504 (here)

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.

Bu6829Sideweb

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.

Bu6829backweb

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

Difficulty: 1/beginner

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

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