Burda 7081

17 May Burda 7081

I’ve made friends with Burda and I’m all the better for it!

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 I was trying to convince myself that Burda patterns weren’t for me, but had a problem doing so. I really liked the looks of so many patterns!

Was it me or was it Burda?

In the end, it all came down to learning a new way of doing something.

Learning to read and follow the Burda pattern was nothing like learning a new software program! It was more like driving a different route to a destination. I simply had to read the instructions s l o w l y  and carefully along the way. Unlike my last Burda pattern, I could easily sew a muslin with woven fabric, make a few adjustments and get a feel for the particulars.


The pattern, Burda 7081 has summer written all over it and the cotton print with stretch  is from Aunt Maggie’s surprise box – a perfect summer weight.

I was attracted to the flattering neckline created by the front yoke pieces seen below.

7081chartBoth the front and back yokes produce a nice flat upper bodice with no gaping whatsoever!


I even took the time to make the kick pleat.

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 The dress is fully lined. I generally find lining sleeveless tops and dresses a little tricky but with this pattern, the front yokes were lined, turned and basted to the upper bodice. The dress lining was then assembled, attached and turned, leaving only the shoulders to be sewn together. Rather than sewing an awkward continuous seam, the front and back were stitched together through three layers – the fashion fabric and the front yoke lining. The lining of the back yoke had been turned under and pressed and the seam was neatly tucked into the opening and slipstitched. I hope I can apply this technique to future sleeveless sewing projects!

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I suppose there is a moral to this story somewhere, but I’m just happy to be over the Burda hump, and greeting the weekend with a fun, new dress 🙂

IMG_1876 Have a good one everyone!

  • Irene
    Posted at 08:02h, 17 May Reply

    What a lovely summer dress!

  • Becky
    Posted at 08:13h, 17 May Reply

    As always, you inspire me. I, too, have avoided Burda even though I like the look of many things. Maybe I will try to learn Burda after this post, maybe….. What did you find to be the greatest differences from other commercial patterns? I love this dress! It looks great on you, and I especially like the portrait frame created by the bodice construction. Lovely, just lovely!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:54h, 17 May Reply

      Thank you so much, Becky! I understand some Burda patterns come without seam lines but this one included the seam lines. I find the biggest difference is that the seams are numbered. I’m sure this helps many people but I get slightly confused. There are not as many diagrams, and reassuring phrases like “sewing through all of the thickness” are missing – which makes me question myself. No handholding for sure! But if you read carefully you’ll find a thoroughly instructed pattern. Good luck!

  • Jstarr4250
    Posted at 08:20h, 17 May Reply

    Running out the door (rushing, as usual) but had to stop to read and comment. You have such an uncanny ability to find these hidden gem patterns that don’t get much attention. Another smashing success of a dress. I’ve tried one or two Burda patterns and agree- they are almost like learning another language to me. Their unique styles make it worth it, though. Can’t wait to see what else is in that magic box from Aunt Maggie!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:56h, 17 May Reply

      Many thanks, Julie! I have a few more Burda patterns myself. I believe what made this one easier was that I made the muslin a couple of weeks ago and was basically able to cut and sew 🙂

  • Marie Mander
    Posted at 08:21h, 17 May Reply

    It looks stunning and a very good fit, my problem is the fitting, do you think a dressmakers dummy would help? Thank you for sharing.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:57h, 17 May Reply

      Thank you, Marie! I have an old dummy that doesn’t represent me very well so it’s not a big help but I’m sure a good dress form would be a fabulous asset.

  • Vivian
    Posted at 08:21h, 17 May Reply

    Darn, that’s one cute dress! The fabric allows it to be worn with sandals for a casual ladies luncheon or dressed up with heals for a dressier event.And all the accessories that can be worn with it. I’d say it’s the perfect summer dress!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:58h, 17 May Reply

      Thanks, Vivian! I hope to do all of the above 🙂 🙂

  • Lisa in AZ
    Posted at 08:35h, 17 May Reply

    That dress is fantastic and fits you beautifully! A Burda pattern was my first sewing dud. I simply couldn’t get the waist to hip ratio to work although I loved the neckline. Are you planning on reviewing this pattern? Would love to know more about how you did it 🙂

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:59h, 17 May Reply

      Hi Lisa! I made a muslin and had to shorten the waist to hip ratio myself. After I pinned the muslin I made adjustments on the pattern 🙂 Good luck!

  • Awilda
    Posted at 08:47h, 17 May Reply

    I agree with all the ladies, this is indeed a lovely dress and has a great fit. My problem is the fitting like Marie.. I’ve never tackled a Burda dress but I will definitely consider trying one.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:02h, 17 May Reply

      Thank you, Awilda! Perhaps you could start with a style you’re comfortable with. I can hardly believe I started with a twist top pattern 😉 I should have known better!

  • Lisa in AZ
    Posted at 08:50h, 17 May Reply

    Oops! Just read the review. Thanks!

  • kathi giumentaro
    Posted at 08:54h, 17 May Reply

    Love your dress. I only use Burda patterns. I started a subscription in 2009 and haven’t looked back. Budra patterns fit me better than the big 4.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:03h, 17 May Reply

      Oh wow, Kathi! I’m completely impressed 🙂 I’ll keep at it and hopefully become more comfortable one of these days !

  • Carole Mellin
    Posted at 08:54h, 17 May Reply

    Very, very cute and summery. You are inspiring a lot of us to revisit Burda, thanks!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:04h, 17 May Reply

      Thank you so much, Carole! I must say the patterns are really cute 🙂

  • Marguerite
    Posted at 09:09h, 17 May Reply

    You really rock a sheath dress! This particular one looks fabulous. Love the neckline.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:05h, 17 May Reply

      Many thanks, Marguerite! I do love fitted sheaths and I agree this neckline is a winner 🙂

  • AmyG
    Posted at 09:11h, 17 May Reply

    Looks great, fits great – you did a superb job.

  • Barbara Zimmerman
    Posted at 09:12h, 17 May Reply

    Very nice indeed! I think I would have passed it by, going from the images on the pattern, but your’s is really eye-catching! And you’re right – summer, all over it!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:07h, 17 May Reply

      Many thanks, Barbara! I have finally learned to look at the drawing even if I’m not crazy about the photo or illustration. What a difference 🙂

  • CherryPix
    Posted at 09:15h, 17 May Reply

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Burda….the styles are generally more on trend, I think…and they are generally well drafted. Worth the effort of tracing/deciphering! You look very fresh – lovely fit and style, as always!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:08h, 17 May Reply

      Thank you so much , Cherry Pix!! I totally agree with you about the design and appeal of Burda patterns. I hope to reach a comfort level one of these days 🙂

  • carolinascallin
    Posted at 09:15h, 17 May Reply

    That’s so cute! What a great pattern – and the result is an incredibly versatile dress that looks terrific on you 🙂 I’ve looked at Burda – and even own a couple patterns – but haven’t sewn anything (actually, since our house is on the market, I haven’t sewn anything period, but that’s about to change as I rebel against this confinement!)

    Your post might just be the push I needed to try out those Burdas!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:10h, 17 May Reply

      Hi Cheryl! What a pain to have a house on the market. Of course you’re not sewing! Many thanks for the nice comment 🙂

  • Kenneth D. King
    Posted at 09:34h, 17 May Reply

    That’s a very good line on you!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:10h, 17 May Reply

      So nice to hear from you, Kenneth and many thanks for your nice comment! 🙂

  • yyyz girl
    Posted at 09:56h, 17 May Reply

    Beautiful dress and so flattering on you. I keep looking at Burda patterns, but haven’t made the commitment yet. I’m ready to try my first “Style Arc” pattern based on your blog.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:11h, 17 May Reply

      Thank you, Yyyz Girl! You’re going to love Style Arc patterns. Good luck!

  • Iryna
    Posted at 10:30h, 17 May Reply

    I’ve learned to sew with Burda patterns and for me it was strange to switch to American patterns though! I like adding my own seam allowances. I am glad it worked for you and the dress is beautiful!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:20h, 18 May Reply

      Such a good point you made, Iryna! It’s just what we get accustomed to. Many thanks for writing!

  • 365 Creative Dresses
    Posted at 10:45h, 17 May Reply

    Again, it is just perfect! As someone else said: You rock this dress!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:24h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you so much! It always exciting to find a good pattern 🙂

  • Angela
    Posted at 10:56h, 17 May Reply

    Love this neckline on you! I have yet to try a Burda pattern myself.

  • Art Attack
    Posted at 11:13h, 17 May Reply

    Well, well, well…look who just boarded the Burda train! How cute is this dress? Love the neckline and bodice shaping. Next thing you know you’ll be tracing a Burda Style and feeling all smart and sassy. Order one of Claire’s seam allowance rulers first, though.

    Also, PR’s big weekend is in Austin next year. You must come!


    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:26h, 18 May Reply

      I suppose I am on board! Austin sounds fab – thanks for the heads up and I may try to do this 🙂

  • Sam
    Posted at 11:14h, 17 May Reply

    That’s a lovely dress. The neckline is gorgeous and very flattering.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:27h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you, Sam! I really love everything about the neckline!

  • Philippa
    Posted at 11:29h, 17 May Reply

    Your new dress looks lovely, and fits you really well!

  • Cennetta
    Posted at 11:31h, 17 May Reply

    Great summer dress. Thanks for sharing the details. It looks cool and crisp. Burda does have some great styles and interesting design lines in the garments. This one is certainly a winner.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:29h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you, Cennetta! Something tells me I’ve only just begun 🙂

  • Hoosiermama
    Posted at 11:45h, 17 May Reply

    Wondering what you lined it with, since the fashion fabric is stretchy? (It look terrific, by the way.)

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:31h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you! I looked for ways to avoid a lining, but in the end I’m glad it’s lined. The fabric isn’t stretchy like a knit – just has some stretch to it. Anyhow I lined it with polyester lining.

  • Amanda S.
    Posted at 11:51h, 17 May Reply

    I love it! GREAT fit and perfect fabric for showing off lots of different accessories. You need to make more of these!

  • Cindy
    Posted at 12:24h, 17 May Reply

    Another smashing success! Your fitting skills are to die for. You really have the gift of being able to pair patterns that make timeless, arresting garments having good, clean lines and flattering necklines together with beautiful fabrics that won’t age too soon. So beautiful!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:33h, 18 May Reply

      What a lovely comment, Cindy! It is a goal of mine to make clothes that I’ll enjoy wearing for a while. Many thanks for writing 🙂 🙂

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 12:58h, 17 May Reply

    …and such a pretty new summer dress it is too! Love it!

    Posted at 13:16h, 17 May Reply

    This looks FABULOUS on you! Totally a babe dress if I ever saw one 😉

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:39h, 18 May Reply

      Thanks, Lladybird! That means a lot coming from another babe 🙂

  • Joen
    Posted at 14:58h, 17 May Reply

    Yes I too have not yet ventured into sewing a Burda pattern, not sure why I find them intimidating. However after seeing your lovely dress with such beautiful details you may have inspired me to give it a go!

  • Myra
    Posted at 15:29h, 17 May Reply

    …and a beautiful dress too! This is stunning on you! I love everything about it! Great job in concurring that hurdle!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:45h, 18 May Reply

      Hi Myra! Thank you so much. One hurdle down and another one ahead 🙂

  • Jill
    Posted at 15:57h, 17 May Reply

    SUPER Cute!!!!

  • lbrundage
    Posted at 16:11h, 17 May Reply

    I am always drawn to Burda patterns. I think they’re just a bit more fashion forward and edgy….especially nice coats as far as style and selection. I have to laugh at every one of my Burda Pattern Reviews, which pretty much state ,”Well, you know how Burda is…you better know basic construction and be a problem solver!”
    Your dress is fabulous. I really, really like it.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:49h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you so much! I agree that Burda patterns certainly have the style advantage – hopefully I’ll reach a comfort level with them before long 🙂

  • Sandra
    Posted at 16:30h, 17 May Reply

    The dress has a beautiful sohlouette on you and the neckline is gorgeous

  • Vicki
    Posted at 17:48h, 17 May Reply

    Beautiful fit and great lines on you.

  • myrosesindecember
    Posted at 19:23h, 17 May Reply

    Absolutely beautiful and the fit is perfect. (PS, I have never tried a Burda pattern).

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:50h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you! You’ll have to try a Burda one day and let me know what you think 😉

  • sewamysew
    Posted at 19:23h, 17 May Reply

    Great fabric and a very flattering shape on you. I’m a bit scared of Burda and their instructions so haven’t taken the plunge. This gives me a little bit of confidence though.

  • Heathersphere
    Posted at 19:45h, 17 May Reply

    Very flattering dress on you! You wear this style fabulously!

  • Karen
    Posted at 21:39h, 17 May Reply

    Wonderful fit on this dress! It looks like it will be a fun dress to “accessorize” in a variety of ways, too. I’ve never sewn with Burda, but your experience is encouraging to me!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:57h, 18 May Reply

      Burda will be a piece of cake to someone with your sewing skills, Karen! Many thanks for writing!

  • missmarys
    Posted at 21:42h, 17 May Reply

    OH MY GOSH Sarah. This is REALLY inspiring. My son has moved out and I will be turning his room into my sewing room So I have a really long to do list and this may be one of them. Beautiful work.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:58h, 18 May Reply

      Your son will be traumatized when he returns home 😉 Many thanks for the nice comment!

  • Mary Lynn
    Posted at 21:59h, 17 May Reply

    You look so great in dresses – all styles! They always fit so beautifully! So envious -making the McCall’s basic and fitted to my measurements, it looks like I swallowed a watermelon and it’s sitting there sideways – very attractive. Going to Mulberry Silk tomorrow for a 3 day Sandra Betzina workshop. Can hardly wait. Maybe she will know what to do with the sideways watermelon- sitting on 2 toothpicks – held up by size 11 shoes!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:01h, 18 May Reply

      Don’t say that about yourself! …… Sewing lets us make clothes to compliment our shapes unlike RTW which usually makes me feel like there’s something wrong with me. Have fun and the workshop and many thanks for writing!

  • Lori
    Posted at 22:35h, 17 May Reply

    That looks wonderful on you, Sarah. A whole new Burda world is open to you now!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:02h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you, Lori! I get the feeling I’ve only just begun 😉

  • Pauline
    Posted at 03:19h, 18 May Reply

    Lovely looking dress I do like Burda and using them more and more

  • Cissie Wellons
    Posted at 08:43h, 18 May Reply

    Can’t remember, Sarah, if I commented before or not. But I LOVE this dress on you! Perfect fit and very flattering design. I might just have to add this to my ever-growing pattern stash. As someone else said, now that you have conquered Burda patterns, you are ready for those in the magazine!! Talk about no hand-holding! But then again, StyleArc doesn’t hold your hand either — and you love those patterns!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:05h, 18 May Reply

      Hi Cissie! ….not quite ready for those patterns in the magazine 😉 You would look lovely in this dress!
      I do love the fit of Style Arc but the patterns I’ve used are pretty simple ones. Why I started with a Burda twist top pattern, I’ll never know but hopefully I’m on the right track now. Many thanks for writing!

  • The Renegade Seamstress
    Posted at 11:24h, 18 May Reply

    OK, could you BE any cuter???? This is such a flattering style on you. I’ve been eyeing the Burda patterns for awhile now, but haven’t been brave enough to take the plunge. Your post has brought me a little bit closer to possibly trying one out this summer. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:28h, 19 May Reply

      Thanks,Beth! If you can make a cute dress out of a tablecloth, then you can sew a Burda pattern! Can’t wait to see yours 🙂

  • Maggie Edger
    Posted at 12:22h, 18 May Reply

    It looks perfect!!!!!!!!!!!! A. Maggie

  • Laura
    Posted at 17:22h, 18 May Reply

    Absolutely LOVE LOVE the neckline, great job! Laura….off to get this pattern……

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:32h, 19 May Reply

      Many thanks, Laura. I’d love to see your dress when it’s finished!

  • danvillegirl
    Posted at 20:36h, 18 May Reply

    Glad you made it through with making this Burda pattern. Very flattering fit!

  • deborah
    Posted at 21:31h, 18 May Reply

    The dress looks so fabulous on you!!! Have you taken the plunge with digital Burda patterns? I have two sitting in my folder that I am a bit reserved to try since my Burda wedding dress experience. I think I will take them out and give it a try! Burda does have very nice pattern styles.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:34h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you, Deborah! I have yet to try a digital pattern of any sort yet, but plan to one of these days. 🙂

  • Gjeometry
    Posted at 00:23h, 19 May Reply

    Such a beautiful dress! I also find Burda patterns VERY difficult to understand. I am a new sewist and even my sewing teacher has found errors and problems with steps being left out in the instructions. Not a beginners friend, for sure.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:37h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you so much, Gjeometry! I’d love to have a sewing teacher help me through a Burda pattern 😉 This one I managed nicely, but I sure could have used a teacher with the previous Burda.

      • Gjeometry
        Posted at 17:24h, 20 May Reply

        Yes. I would have gouged my eyes out long before now if I did not have help. 😛

  • Nay
    Posted at 02:05h, 19 May Reply

    You look great! I think I’ve already ranted about how poor Burda instructions are, so I won’t do it again! Did you fit/tailor the pattern to your measurements or just used the standard pattern?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:39h, 19 May Reply

      Thank you, Nay! I used the standard pattern and shortened the bodice 2 inches at the upper alteration line indicated on the pattern. Otherwise the pattern fit very nicely and that was a B I G relief!

  • Sharon
    Posted at 07:02h, 19 May Reply

    Love this dress, the neckline is gorgeous, beautiful new summer dress!

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 08:16h, 19 May Reply

    I always loved Burda, a lot of my life-long favourites are Burda patterns. I think they have the best fit out of the envelope for a European figure type. Your dress is just stunning!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 14:16h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you, Carolyn! My hope is to reach a comfort level with these patterns before long. 🙂

  • wendy
    Posted at 11:55h, 19 May Reply

    What a gorgeous dress! I really love the combination of the fabric and the model of the dress. The fabric is not too busy so you can appreciate the details of the dress and the dress is not to frilly with a beautiful neckline but you can still focus to appreciate the fabric. I have sewn a couple of Burda-patterns and some fit and some are just way off… Really weird! In my sewing classes I used only Burda patterns but now I also buy the big 4 and indie patterns and almost never buy the Burda magazine… In a couple of years I might switch back…

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 14:17h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you, Wendy for this nice comment! I would imagine Burda patterns to be a great choice to use in sewing classes!

  • jlundy6116
    Posted at 17:02h, 19 May Reply

    Wonderful dress! It fits you to a Tee!

  • Thimble & Cork
    Posted at 21:16h, 19 May Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love your style – your garments have such elegance to them.

  • crystalpleats
    Posted at 01:12h, 20 May Reply

    Your dress looks awesome, and I just adore that neckline shape. And you conquered your first Burda!!! I have a collection of Burda mags I haven’t put to use yet, but I am working up to it.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 14:21h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you, Crystalpleats! I’m a long way from those patterns in the magazines – maybe one day 🙂

  • Velosewer
    Posted at 05:49h, 20 May Reply

    This is a lovely shape on you. Great dress.

  • gingermakes
    Posted at 09:49h, 20 May Reply

    Gorgeous!!! This fits you like a dream! The neckline really is flattering and it doesn’t have any of the gaping that you something see on dresses with a neckline that cuts straight across above the bust. Great job! Now there’s a whole new world open to you!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 14:22h, 20 May Reply

      Thank you! ……..This might be a new solar system I’ve entered 😉

  • Pam
    Posted at 15:40h, 21 May Reply

    What a lovely dress, perfectly suited to your figure. I want to say how much I enjoyed finding your blog and the concept of a RTW diet. I’m not sure I’m ready to make such a drastic commitment, but I have definitely been inspired to stay away from the mall and spend more time at the sewing machine! Winter might be a challenge since I live in ribbed turtlenecks!
    Happy Sewing.

  • AllisonC
    Posted at 21:37h, 21 May Reply

    Great dress, the neckline is really flattering on you. What’s next – Burda magazine perhaps??

  • Frau Nähfreundins Tagebuch
    Posted at 12:14h, 23 May Reply

    Ein sehr schönes Kleid, sowohl Schnitt als auch der Stoff gefallen mir sehr gut.
    Ich bin Deutsche und habe “Burdastyle” abonniert. Mir gefallen die Schnitte, die oft raffiniert sind und außerdem bekommt man für wenig Geld viele Schnittmuster.
    ich bin 1,68m groß, also eine Standardgröße laut Maßtabelle. Trotzdem sind die Teile oft zu lang und besonders der Ausschnitt ist bei Burda oft viel zu tief.
    Herzliche Grüße,

    And now the horrible Translation with online-Translator:

    “A very beautiful dress, both cut and the material please me very good. I am German and subscribed “Burdastyle”. The pattern please me that often refined are and moreover one gets for little money many patterns. I am 1,68m large, therefore a standard size according to measure table. Nevertheless the parts are often too long and especially the front-neckline is in Burda often much too deep. Sincere greetings, Susan”

  • ms.colorbox
    Posted at 13:22h, 24 May Reply

    Hi! Just found your blog and love it!! Such a beautiful dress and the fit is perfect! Thanks for the details about the lining. I hope to now try this pattern myself. Thanks!!

  • Val Batty
    Posted at 06:51h, 28 May Reply

    That dress is so gorgeous and the fit perfect. Good figure though, I reckon you could wear a bin liner and look good. Sorry, bit jealous

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:41h, 28 May Reply

      Hardly, Val! Battle of the buldge is an ongoing issue 😉 Many thanks for writing!

  • Jackie
    Posted at 10:24h, 29 May Reply

    Hi Sarah,
    I have found your blog to be my inspiration to get back to garment sewing. Your clothing is beautiful and the fit is perfect. Could you make a suggestion for books, online classes, etc, to achieve your perfect fit?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:52h, 29 May Reply

      Thank you for this nice comment, Jackie! There has been lots of trial and error going on with me over the last 20 months or so 🙂
      I believe the secret to a good fit is sewing a muslin first. Having said that, I found the Sewing Workshop on Craftsy to be an excellent resource for getting the perfect pencil skirt result.
      Susan Khalje’s Couture Dress Craftsy class was worth the time and money as I learned so much about sewing an fitting and though the dress takes forever to make, it is uncomplicated. Lynda Maynard’s Sew the Perfect Fit was extremely helpful too.
      The other thing I’ve learned is the more you sew the easier it is to fit.
      Many thanks for writing. I’m inspired to learn I’ve inspired you 😉

  • sbzurenda
    Posted at 12:30h, 03 June Reply

    Beautiful, especially the black and white shift!

  • Fara Carney
    Posted at 13:37h, 09 June Reply

    I apologize for the change of subject but I am desperately looking for the Simplicity 2585 tunic dress pattern. It is discontinued and usually it can be found online but I have had no luck in finding one. I was hoping if any of the bloggers have a pattern they will sell or allow me to rent or copy for me I will gladly pay for it. Thank you, Fara

    Sent from my iPad

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:27h, 12 June Reply

      Hi Fara,
      I’m sorry you’re having such difficulty in locating this pattern. On my next post I’ll put the word out for you. My pattern is cut into different sizes and marked all over the place plus I may sew it again soon. Good luck and I’ll try to help 🙂

  • Wendy
    Posted at 05:34h, 15 June Reply

    I loved this dress so much I immediately ordered the pattern! Really gorgeous dress. Would you say that it’s imperative to use stretch fabric or do you think I could get away with non stretch cotton ( if I muslin first)?

    • Goodbye Valentino
      Posted at 07:01h, 15 June Reply

      Hi Windy! The pattern does not call for stretch fabric. This cotton just happened to be a woven stretch. Good luck with your dress and many thanks for writing!

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