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Easy DIY Pullover Dress + Pattern Review

Hi Darlings, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We have been pretty busy over here. Yesterday at church, as I sat there listening to my pastor, I was again given confirmation of everything that has been happening in our lives. We are going through a MAJOR change in the next week and although I have yet to post about it, I will soon. When we make decisions we pray, wait for confirmation and then move full steam ahead, LOL! We are all so excited, but there is so much to do in the next two weeks that I can hardly imagine getting it done, but we will.

Because of the limited time we have had lately I wanted to get some sewing in for myself but needed something, quick, easy and that required little brain power. This Burda 6988 pattern is now a FAVORITE! It’s fast, easy, needs no zippers or buttons, and can be made so many different ways. It was cut and sewn in about 2hrs on Saturday night for church on Sunday.

I am addicted to black and white looks and when I pulled this pattern out I knew immediately what I was going to do. After I finished sewing it I ran up to Target and snagged this white belt that was perfect for my look. I also love that the dress sorta looks like a top and skirt. Below is my review and pics.


 Pattern HERE / Ponte Fabric  HERE  / Steve Madden Heels (option) HERE / Target Belt HERE / MK Sunnies HERE / MK Wristlet HERE

Pattern Description: Pullover Jersey Dress B6988

Pattern Sizing: I cut the smallest size (8) and then took it in a bit.

Fabric: Ponte Black HERE and Off White HERE (use code “MIMI10” for 10% off)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes I think so.

Were the instructions easy to follow? So easy and fast. I love this pattern and will be making it again. Great for beginners.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the dropped waistline, pullover ease and flared skirt.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I ended up taking off about 3.5″ all the way around, there was too much ease for me and it was too boxy at the waist so I just took out 1″ from the CB/CF and the rest off the sides. I also added a lining to the skirt portion because I was using an off white fabric and wanted to make sure I had coverage. I cut the lining same as the main fabric, joined them at the waist and then attached it as once to the bodice.

Conclusion: Great dress to make! and I can see it so many color combo’s










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