BurdaStyle Princess Seam Sheath Dress

I love BurdaStyle patterns and even though this pattern was deemed as a “Plus size” I still added it to cart and purchased it anyway. Thankfully I have a bit of experience using Burdastyle so I’ve had to resize and adjust them in the past to fit my measurements. This one was fairly simply to just resize down along the same sizing lines to fit my measurements and I certainly wasn’t disappointed when I finally stitched it out.

Pattern Information

Pattern:BurdaStyle Princess Seam Sheath Dress
Description: Princess seams frame a squared off neckline in this demure sheath dress. This pleated style is sophisticated anywhere with hip pockets and a narrow collar.
Fabric used: Cotton Sateen and poplin lining

BurdaStyle Sheath Dress Plus Size Pattern

What did you like about the pattern?

Both of my dresses are the same fabric but different colours. So no, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Each of these dresses are fully lined with poplin fabric. The pattern itself is fairly easy and straight forward and since it stops at a size 14 it’s really not much of an adjustment to change it down to size 12 or 10.

In both versions I have actually changed the sleeves because the sleeve included in this pattern were quite small and pulled at my shoulders. I ended up using a sleeve pattern that has a bit of a gather at the top and therefore allows for a bit more width.

What I also like about this pattern is that you could wear it in summer as a day, event or work dress and also in winter with some black leggings and coat.

Did you make any changes to the pattern?

Apart from resizing and using a different version sleeve there were no extra changes to the pattern.

Would you recommend this pattern to others?

Despite a few changes to the pattern I really enjoyed the process of using this plus size pattern and resizing and adjusting it to fit my measurements. There are a few other plus size patterns that I think are well worth the time and effort to downsize.

My sister loved the dress so much she went out and purchased the same fabric hoping to make her own. If I didn’t live so close she might have even started it but instead she steals mine (as sisters tend to do).

However, if you’re a beginner sewer you do have to be aware that BurdaStyle comes with very little instructions, without the step-by-step pictures so you really have to be comfortable working it out on your own if the text instructions don’t make sense.

Burdastyle plus size patterns

Here are a two more Burda styles that I think are worth buying in the plus size. I can’t wait to create them!

You Might Also Like

Colette Macaron Dress

Leave a Reply