The Fourth Dress: October 2010

For the last two months I've sewn Simplicity Patterns and it's time to make a change.  I knew I wanted to sew a Burda pattern sometime this year, and the Fourth Dress is it!  I'm excited about this...in my meager and recent sewing research, Burda patterns somehow seem like a rite of passage.  That may be a weird thing to say, but it's true.  Burda is like open source software, editable and at your fingertips: free (or cheap) patterns, tons of detailed user alterations, and lots of images of finished projects.  Seriously, check it out.

Wait, sorry, before you go...you might be stuck on that "free pattern" part.  It's true!  The pattern I choose was not free, but close: only $4.00!  Why are they so cheap?  They are downloadable.  (Who knew??)

I'll reveal the dress tomorrow, but here's a little teaser for you now.  Thirty-six pages and an episode and a half of 30 Rock later (yes, I have a sloooooow printer), here it is!:

Holy crap, I'm going to need a lot of tape.

I'm excited about this dress.  I thought about making it last month, but something about it just says "October" to me....*swoon* 

And can I getta' "Whoa!"?  The Fourth Dress!?...I'm already a third of the way through this little experiment. EEE!  I'll have to post a picture of my ever expanding closet soon!


  1. Check your seem allowances. It sort of looks like from your pictures that your patterns have the seam allowance built in but not all Burda patterns have it built in.

  2. OOOOOOH. The excitment builds! Can't wait to see the fabric.


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