Pattern Review: Burda 6988

This lovely sheath dress is simple and easy to make.  I plan to make several more and it fits comfortably plus you can style it up or style it down.  We took these pics this past Friday on Pier 39 in San Francisco.  I had just scarfed down a bowl of clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.  I know…the carbs… the carbs…but it was worth it and I washed it down with a beer.  🙂






















1.  Pattern:   Short Sleeve Sheath Dress Burda 6988  I chose View “A”

2. Fabric used:  Tribal Print Neoprene Knit from Fabric Outlet  purchased at the March 40% off sale.  I could not find it on-line but I’m sure they probably have it in the S.F. store.  I found an alternative if you want to give this fabric a try Neoprene Knit.  Let me tell you…once you try Neoprene you’ll never go back. 🙂  It sews like butter and the fabric has so much body anything you make with it is bound to be a success.

3.  Pattern size:  I cut size 14

4.  Did it look like the pattern once you were done sewing?  Yes it looked exactly the same.

5.  Where the instructions easy to follow?  Yes, very simple – it’s just two pieces and some darts.  Seriously folks you have to give this a go.

6.  What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I loved this pattern.  Just know that there is no ease built into the pattern.  So if you use the standard 5/8 inch it might be a tad tight. I don’t like my clothes tight but I like them to fit so I used 3/8 of an inch and serged my seams so the fit came out perfect.

7.  Would you sew it again?  Yes!  I would sew it again and again and again.

8.  Would you recommend it to others?  Absolutely

Confession – I have been slacking in the blogging department for no good reason.  I mean – no good reason except that I have creative blocks and it takes me weeks to get my mojo back.  All that to say…be forewarned – there will be an onslaught of posts coming soon.  Well ummm not an onslaught but at least 1 to 2 per week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Venita Elaine