Finished – and what a sunny frock she is, made from loud 1970s sheets – floral outer and striped lining.
With a bit of tweaking, she comes out with surprisingly retro lines, I think.
- lengthened bodice 7cm to accomodate height
- made neckline shallower and narrower by about 2cm
- lengthened pleats and converted to darts for closer fit
- sewed right shoulder with larger seam allowance to accomodate my curvy spine
- added a kick pleat at centre back hem – who in their right mind tries to walk in a hobble skirt these days?
- cut skirt two sizes bigger than bodice but still had to use teeny tiny seam allowances… oops.
I reckon I might make another with my NZ fabric since it’s so fine that it will need lining anyway.
I told an untruth, though. I haven’t had another go at my block. Pah.
What a gorgeous dress, you altered the Burda pattern to perfection! I love the fabric too, it goes very well with the design 🙂
….love it!! Vintage yet throughly modern.
Love the whole thing.
mmmm,lovely dress, perhaps for the next one you could consider where the centre of the flowers lands in the chest area?
I love love love your version of Heidi. I have been scheming on my own version of this and love the way you have altered this to fit.
Love your dress! I am a rank beginner and am still boggled by actually making fitting adjustments, hence nothing I make EVER fits (yet)! But after seeing your Heidi, I hied myself on over and bought the pattern. Thanks for sharing!!
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I love it! The print and the fit are perfect! I’m so inspired!