Burda Style 7320

Hello everybody. Going to work lately has been a struggle, probably because Christmas approaches and all I can think of is holidays. I should be getting ready for the office right now but in an attempt to pretend I don’t really have to go anywhere, I thought I’d type this post.

One of the garments I sewed in October was another not so interesting but yet quite functional garment. Burda Style 7320. A proper maternity dress this time. 7320-front-envelope_1

What I liked most about this dress was the front pleat, which yes it is there for a reason but adds a nice element to the garment. I also fell in love with the shiny grey fabric on this pic, but went for a plain grey as I wanted to be able to wear it at work as well.

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I made version A of the pattern, without the cap sleeves. I have only worn it with a jacket or cardigan, so I didn’t see the need for sleeves, especially ones that don’t really cover my arms.

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I used a lovely ponte knit for it and although it’s not exactly the right fabric, as it holds the shape really well but at the same time it has no dare. I thought I looked huge just by putting it on, haha. In any case, it was a great fabric to sew with.

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The best thing about it was the absence of a zipper, hurrah. It is meant to be much longer but I kept chopping the hem to level it, so I ended up with a shorter version in the end. I prefer it this way.

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I’d still like to sew a more glamorous version of it but have so many other things to finish, I may never get to it anytime soon. I suppose though that it would make a lovely dress in a smaller size, when I won’t need maternity clothes anymore. I haven’t got anything else to add, the instructions and the drafting were great. Until next time…

Pictures are again courtesy of the camera on crate.

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About delightfullypeculiar

I'm Vasi, Greek living in the U.K. I wouldn't call this blog my sewing journey but an attempt to make and do the things that make me happy, sewing being one of them.
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16 Responses to Burda Style 7320

  1. It looks lovely and really suits you. It’s a bonus that there is no zip too!

  2. Lesley King says:

    Nice. I’ve been toying with this pattern – it looks good on you.

  3. It is lovely. When I was pregnant long ago all they offered was baggy tops and dresses with ruffles. This is very unique and stylish. You look great!

  4. Now THAT is a stylish maternity dress! I love that pleat in the front! And I think the shorter length looks really fabulous. Definitely agree that you should make a non-maternity version in the future, because this one looks so wonderful on you!

  5. Ve the pleated detail at the front of the skirt. I asn’t sewing when I was pregnant, are there a lot of useful patterns available now?

  6. This is quite Fab! And congratulations.

  7. Colesworth says:

    I would have loved this when I was pregnant, looks very comfortable but still quite smart ;o)

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