Frock by Friday: Monday

August 2, 2010

Because this is such a basic pattern, all we will be doing today is cutting out the pattern. Tomorrow we will be cutting out the fabric.

Download Pattern here.

1. With five sheets at a time cut the top and right sides of the papers.

2. Arrange them from bottom to top as shown in the first page of the pattern.

3. Tape papers together at edges.

4. Cut out pieces.

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23 {comments}:

Michelle Z said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't decided on fabric yet - kind of waiting to see what you do. YOu have such a wonderful eye - i'm hoping to glean inspiration from you :)

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

I read a review that this dress runs large. What are your thoughts?

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you think this would work well with a bamboo knit? I would love your opinion before I cut.

Janice said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh good, I've got another project on the sewing machine that I was hoping to get another day on before I switched over. :)

I bought bias trim for my fabric, what are the chances you'll be showing us that? I haven't done it before and can't decide whether I should attempt to stitch in the ditch with my dress thread or if I should just get thread to match the trim and stitch on it? Its a contrasting colour, btw.

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

I never nicely trim down these sorts of patterns. I've taken to printing them out on lined notebook paper (it's cheaper) which is thin enough to easily see through. Then I just kind of eye-ball it enough for the pieces to line up and tape away on the front with scotch tape. When it's generally held together I flip it over and use the thinner masking tape to do long seams down the back which makes the whole thing sturdy.

Close enough is my motto for print out patterns - it makes the whole thing go much faster.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

I would guess that yes, since it is not fitted that it would run large. If you are trying to decide to go smaller or larger I'd go smaller.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, I think a bamboo knit would be divine.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, I will do a bias tape tutorial for the frock.

Brenbren said... Best Blogger Tips

I didn't see a sleeve and I saw some pics had longer sleeves and some didn't. Could you explain what to do if I wanted to have a little longer sleeve (t-shirt length)

Trudy said... Best Blogger Tips

I wanted to let you know that I've got some pics up on my blog from the photo shoot of the retro-looking skirt I just made along with a quick and easy tutorial of how to make one in under 25 minutes with just leftover material and no pattern. Come by and see if you get a chance.

Trudy of Sewing With Trudy

lisa c said... Best Blogger Tips

ok, i am new to the burda pattern world and was a bit intimidated when i went to print this! can you help me out?

when you printed this, did you allow your printer to size to fit the paper? did i miss this information somewhere?

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress does not have a sleeve pattern but it should hang over the shoulder like a cap sleeve.

For an accurate pic of what the pattern will produce see here:

That has not been altered.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

Lisa C,
When you are printing be sure to set your printer to 'no page scaling'. Do not fit to page. There should be a test square on the page with 4d, 3c, 3d and 2d. If your square is the size it says it should be then you have printed it out correctly.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I'm a bit confused about the bias trim. There is no mention of any bias binding in the notions on the burdastyle/anda page and it's not really clear in the materials on the instruction sheet but it appears it's needed for the neckline and sleeves?

Sabr said... Best Blogger Tips

That was the first pattern I've ever downloaded, and phew, am I glad to have a paper trimmer.

Can't wait to make my first ever dress!

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

You don't have to add a bias. I think they will just have you fold over and hem that way but a couple people have expressed that they would like to add a bias trim so I will try and help out with that when we get to that point.

Tia said... Best Blogger Tips

If the pattern runs big, then I'm in trouble. It doesn't even come in my size, which I didn't notice until I bought it. I'm bummed. I really wanted to try this with my daughter (a duo sew along). Oh well next time.

GuysGirlKnits said... Best Blogger Tips

The pattern starts at 38. Are you cutting it smaller than that? For something that runs big in the first place, I'm thinking I should cut it down to a 34 or maybe even a 32. Is that something I can wing?

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such an easy pattern to alter. I'm pretty sure you could just cut it smaller. What are your measurements?

You can send them to me:

if you are interested in still doing this dress.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

you can try that if you'd like, perhaps i'll try to give a couple pointers on Tuesday.

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for running the sew along! I'm trying to take photos as I follow each of your steps and posting them on my blog each night when I'm done.

Katie@ Grow. Cook. Sew. said... Best Blogger Tips

Im so glad that Australia is a few hours in front of you.. It means that I don't have to finish this dress till Saturday!!

I only just bought my fabric and this is my first dress so I may be a little slow..

Connie said... Best Blogger Tips

I´d love to make this project, but I´m a bit confused; am I the only one who gets a "$3.50" sign at Burda? Maybe it was free and now it´s not available any more... sigh. Could please anyone send it to me? Just answer and I´ll send you an email to get in touch. Thank you! Amazing site!

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