I decided to go for something that didn't require me finding hundreds of pattern pieces so selected Burda 122B (page 20)
some seersucker with a silver thread running through it. £1 per metre from Dalston Market
Total cost: £2.50
Time to Make: Including drafting the pattern and the addition of lining approx 4 hours.
I like the fact this pattern only had 3 pieces to it. The magazine gives you the measurements for neck, arms, elastic and front facing strips, however I only used the front facing strip because I decided to line the dress due to the scratchy feeling from the silver thread running through the fabric.
Yes except mine isn't black.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
yes and know - I have read the Burda magazine reviews before and people have said they only give minimal instructions - and this was the case here, however I think because there are so few pieces a beginner should cope with this.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
As previously mentioned I self lined this so didn't use the facing strips. I also didn't use the elastic casing but just zig-zagged the elastic around the waistline which works fine.