Anywhooo, today's email caught my eye because there was the word plus size in there somewhere...and even though I've given up all of my Burda subscriptions...today I clicked the email. While perusing the garments in the plus size section, I stumbled upon this dress...
...and after looking at the technical drawing, I was sold.
So the process of getting the pattern downloaded began. Can I make a few suggestions to make this process a little easier, more user friendly...
1. There should be a guest check out. Maybe someone wants to purchase the product without having to be a member especially since Burda Style magazines are so hard to find in the US.
2. If you're going to offer the option to become a member, maybe the email that you need to log in should come quickly. I couldn't remember my log-in so I attempted to rejoin using another email address. Three hours later and I still hadn't received an email. Actually I gave up waiting after 15 minutes. I'm old. I have less time than more so I tend not to waste it waiting.
3. So I signed in using my Facebook account. Okay that was even worse...because then they want to post on my timeline and send notices to my friends. Really? Do you really think I want to subject "my friends" to this?! (Oh and by the way, I would appreciate it if you didn't all start looking for me on Facebook. I'm not a big user and ignore most "friend" requests.)
I did finally get to purchase the pattern and print it out...ssshhh, I did it at work cause the printer is faster! So this is what I came home with...
...and this is what my pattern is looking like as I'm taping it together...
Now I have to tell you this...I REALLY want to make this dress because I HATE taping pieces of paper together to end up with a pattern. And now I'm in taping hell.
I do want to make the dress and I have a lightweight eggplant ponte that I'd like to use with this pattern. Yeah, Momma don't lie...I'm sewing fall now! Okay, full disclosure I did start a red cotton eyelet sheath dress last weekend after I finished up Vogue 2090.
Oh, I didn't tell that you it was done...well it is...just waiting for pics because I finished it after my daughter and the grandkids went home. Wanna a sneak peek? Okay you don't have to twist my arm...here you go.
I'm really liking this dress, enough that I'm thinking I should remake it again in a ponte for fall with long sleeves ~ that way the dress won't need a lining. Because the last time I made it for fall/winter in wool crepe, I added a lining and the dress was really heavy and hot. Great premenopausal...not so great now that I'm a grown ass woman! *LOL*
Okay reining it back in...I think the tape fumes are affecting me. I will keep you updated on the taping and tracing (seriously?!) of the Burda pattern. Hey I spent $5.40 for it so I should at least get a pattern right?
...as always more later!