Burda 5-2010-105 Dress: not feelin' the love
I was hooked the moment I saw this dress in the Burda May 2010 issue. So simple. So trendy. So easy to sew. So flattering on so many, like here and here and the nine reviews at PatternReview . So not loving it. Yes, it was indeed very simple - and easy - to sew. After all there are only a five pattern pieces and that's if you count the facing for the neckline. But I think my aversion to tight fitting clothes worked against me this time as the lower portion of the dress is much too lose. The total effect on me is one big, wide shapeless box. You can't really tell I have a waist, unless I keep my hands on my hips... ...or up in the air. Which might look rather odd at the office don't you think? When I grab about five inches of fabric and pull it to the backside the look is closer to the what the design was meant to be. Perhaps if I removed the waistline elastic, removed the skirt, sewed it smaller, pegged the hem, resewed the skirt and added the elastic I'd wear it.