After two muslins being mailed to NM and finally an in-person fitting at Christmas time, I finished this project for my DD started in October. Some may remember my puzzlement with this pattern (Burda 8000), expressed at length on this forum, when the bust length measurement seemed way too short…it WAS too short, and anyone who tries this pattern would do well to measure the pattern from neckline/shoulder intersection to bust point as it does not come close to what the printed fitting chart says. What with waiting for communications with the Burda technical people to be translated, etc., and Thanksgiving and other interruptions to sewing, my fall sewing project is finally finished with spring in sight. Well, it was fun nevertheless, and I learned a lot about fitting and pattern alterations that I’ve never tried before.
I’m trying to attach some photos. Forgive me if the details are difficult to see; for the life of me I couldn’t get the light right to show accurately the beautiful deep browns and reds of the fabrics. Following some suggestions made here in Gatherings, I made some changes to the dress and vest, so they don’t appear the same as is shown on the pattern envelope.
With sincerest thanks to all here who advised and supported me in my difficulties,
Joan Oops, I seem to’ve uploaded the waist detail, twice, so don’t click on one. :>/