Thursday, September 13, 2012

Burda 7205

Description:  Dress or top with elastic waist detail.  View C top with band.  All views have draped front and gathered shoulder  straps.
Sizing: 8 to 20
Instructions:  Easy to follow with nice illustrations.  The instructions do call for the shoulder straps to be hand sewn to the top.  I liked the idea of inserting elastic into the strap and having the gathered effect.
Strap Burda 7205
Changes:  None, made it as stated this time.  Next time, I would have a bit less width in the body of the top.  Even as a maternity style, I think there is tons of fabric.
Fabric:  A metallic jersey knit from Joann’s, not a very nice knit.  No recovery and very thin.  I was very disappointed in the fabric.  Also, the little dots of metallic would always stick to my iron and made pressing this knit almost impossible.  Had to use a press cloth and still hard to press.
Conclusion:  Cute pattern, I can’t believe there are not any reviews for this pattern.  It does need a bit of adjusting for View C with the amount of fabric in the body.

Picture isn’t impressive, part on a dressform, part is the fabric.
Burda 7205


  1. I like the shoulder strap detailing too.

  2. Great shoulder treatment.

  3. How does it wear? I cut this pattern out this summer and did an FBA on the pattern, but never made it. I still want to give the dress a try! It can be made with a woven on the bias also.

  4. You are sewing up a storm, lady! Oh, and you look so pretty in your long dress!

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