(please excuse the wrinkles.  this is after wearing it to church and holding my baby a lot)

Textiles Used:  
A wool blend from Hancocks

Sizing: I find that the sizing is good in the smaller sizes, but too big in the bigger sizes.  I ended up having to take it in about an inch on the sides.

The Good: Great pattern.  Great for beginners.  I have made it several times and will still probably make it more times.  I love the fabric I chose and the lining just makes me happy.

The Bad: The instructions are a bit lacking – like most burda patterns.

Changes Made:  I added a folded back split instead of the regular slit.  I shortened the waistband by about 2/3 and also lowered the waistline on the actually main skirt portion by about an inch.

Things I would change next time?  Nothing.  This is my best version so far.  I love the fit.

Conclusion: I highly recommend this pattern.  Whenever I have friends that want to sew something with me this is what we make.  It is a great beginner pattern that is in style and cute on all body types.


  1. I love your fabric choice. I’m a new reader — followed you over from Presserfoot and am excited to see the things you create!

  2. Love it! I was looking at this pattern but got all distracted with the different versions… which one is this one that you made? the one with the bow without the bow?

  3. Hi there! Love your skirt. I haven’t ever used a Burdastyle pattern and am wondering how the sizes run? Are they true to the measurements given by Burdastyle for the sizes? Is there a lot of ease? I want to make quite a fitted dress (as per the pattern) and don’t have a lot of time so wanted to avoid a muslin if I can! I am about a size 4 (US). Thanks for your advice!

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