Long time no sew

26 Sep

In the past weeks I had some private turbulences that kept me from sewing. (Well at least now I have enough room to install a proper sewing space … )
The current Burda easy (autumn/ winter 2013) (it’s called Burda Young in other countries) seduced me to start sewing again. There was this simple but playful dress and I had the perfect caramel coulored rayon in my stash … The only alteration I made (by accident) was to put the front panel on the left side. The original dress is very short so it ended up to be the perfect length for me.

dress  5c burda easy autumn winter 2013The elastic waistband makes this dress very comfy.

dress 5c burda easy autumn winter 2013

dress 5c burda easy autumn winter 2013Maybe you wouldn’t expect that from a magazine called Burda easy, but this simple dress has nice details. Beside the obvious draped panel at the front it has pleats on the shoulders. Easy to do and nice looking.

pleat at shoulderI guess I have a new favourite dress🙂

Shortly before (well, in july) I was a pattern tester for a german pattern company called Schnittchen. I got to try their pattern Hannah. This may not be the style I usally go for. But that’s one aspect of pattern testing … trying something new. Beside the obligatory shortening I didn’t do any alterations. Next time I would use some softer fabric and add a belt.

schnittchen kleid hannah

schnittchen kleid hannah

I hope this time it will not take another month until I can show you a new creation!

16 Responses to “Long time no sew”

  1. MadeByMeg September 26, 2013 at 19:56 #

    Love the Burda dress! It’s very simple with a cool little twist, and love the color!

  2. crab&bee September 26, 2013 at 20:36 #

    What a lovely dress! I really like the front detail and the color you chose.

  3. macinic September 26, 2013 at 22:57 #

    What a lovely new favourite dress – glorious colour choice!! I’ll have to meet the Burda young/easy next😉

  4. mokosha September 26, 2013 at 23:25 #

    that burda dress is insane, i love it so much! what a great color, too.. and it suits you perfectly

  5. sewing galaxy September 27, 2013 at 07:18 #

    Das burda-dress ist klasse! ich ahbe es gestern für mich auch entdeckt. zwar noch nciht genäht und auch noch nciht geplannt.aber dennoch, ich finde das kelid für den herbst mit stifeletten total toll…

  6. silklaceandsteel September 27, 2013 at 08:10 #

    I am really happy you are back with this fantastic dress.

  7. grtescp September 27, 2013 at 18:29 #

    sorry about your turbulence, but glad to you are already seeing the bright side of things, and what a wonderful first creation for your new sewing space!

  8. baum September 29, 2013 at 11:16 #

    The dress looks fantastic on you and I love the color of the fabric you chose! I just picked up a copy of this edition of Burda Easy when I was in Germany and was thinking about making this dress. Now I am convinced I want to make it:)

  9. Anne October 5, 2013 at 17:28 #

    Das Kleid sieht sehr gut aus! Den Schnitt find ich auch wirklich sehr interessant. Schön, dass du wieder da bist. Kann ich mal fragen, wo du den Viskosestoff herhast, ich finde nämlich immer ganz schlecht welchen..

    • schmidten October 6, 2013 at 08:25 #

      Hallo Anne, ich habe den Stoff bei “Stoff und Stil” bestellt. Die haben immer sehr schöne Sachen. Manchmal werde ich aber auch auf dem Stoffmarkt am Maybachufer hier in Berlin fündig.

      • Anne October 6, 2013 at 15:48 #

        Dankeschön für die schnelle antwort. ja, bei stoff&stil bestell ich auch bevorzugt. dann ist das der viskosejersey oder? kannst du sagen, ob der stark pillt?

      • schmidten October 6, 2013 at 16:00 #

        Das ist nicht der Jersey, sondern der Viskosestoff, der bei den Futterstoffen aufgeführt ist. Der ist schön leicht und fließend, aber das Pilling beginnt leider auch schon nach zweimal Tragen.

  10. Anne October 7, 2013 at 12:22 #

    Achso, den hatte ich auch schon mal in schwarz, hat sich bei mir auch völlig aufgelöst. das ist immer so ärgerlich.

  11. Cirque Du Bebe January 17, 2014 at 21:22 #

    That rayon dress is absolutely gorgeous! Glad to see you’re sewing again.

  12. Cirque Du Bebe January 17, 2014 at 21:31 #

    Also, do you know the number of the burda pattern?

    • schmidten January 19, 2014 at 21:29 #

      Actually this pattern has no number. It’s from the Burda easy magazine autumn/winter 2013 Dress 5B or 5D. It’s seems like this special Burda magazine is only sold in Germany and the pattern isn’t available as a download pattern. This is a link to the magazine on the german Burda Website http://www.burdastyle.de/archiv/burda-easy/herbst-winter-2013_bsmid_225.html
      Please let me know if I can help you with some Snapshots of the magazine and/or pattern.

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