I still love Ottobre but I think I’m loving Farbenmix more with each garment I make. This one is the first one that’s not a design by Nancy Langdon. This is one and the simplest of 3 variations. Based on what I read on other posts, the dress is rather narrow so for my first version, I opted for jersey although the pattern is for wovens. I used whichever jerseys I had on hand and I’m not 100% with the fabric combination but like I said, this goes as a wearable muslin.
I cut the skirt pieces with 1.5 cm-seam allowance and sewn with a 1 cm-seam allowance. I used clear elastic to gather the top, it makes the gathers more even and stabilizes the seam. I skipped the zipper. I made a wavy hem by stretching the fabric while zigzaging, which was probably the most time-consuming step of the whole project since I don’t own an overlock. The dress is decorated with a flower made from this tutorial, which I hope will survive washing…
I didn’t really follow the instructions. They are very detailed and probably perfect for a beginner but somehow, once you get used to Burda, those kind of instructions become confusing. For anybody interested, there are also instructions in German but with pictures here, here and here.