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Pattern Review: Burda 6265

Pattern: Burda 6265

Fabric: Mammoth Flannel by Robert Kauffman, purchased from Etsy.

Size: 40, blended to 42 at the waist

Notes: I was initially not sure what to make of the cottagecore trend. Admittedly, I do love ruffles and silly collars, but I did experience a twinge of “Am I too old for all this?” But you know what? Wear what makes you happy. Those rules are all silly. And this dress? Makes me happy to wear!

I’ve seen a few others make lovely flannel dresses online this year so I decided to give it a try. I’ve been diagnosed with Reynaud’s Syndrome which leads to me being excessively cold most of the time, so I really need to focus on covering myself in warm things during the winter! I made my Ilford jacket out of Robert Kauffman’s Durango flannel, the heavyweight version of this fabric, so I already knew how nice it was. It doesn’t pill, and I don’t think it shrinks as badly as cheap flannel either. This is the small version of the buffalo plaid. The checks are around 3/4 inches.

The pattern was a joy, although the directions were the usual Burda nonsense. The collar is attached and the seam is covered in bias tape – a good method, but strips are cut rather too narrow. I would make them wider so it’s easier to cover the seam allowance.

This is mostly view A, but I did cut the ruffle from view B at half the length (folded it in half longways before cutting.) I’m very happy with how it came out!

You can see my video review here:

8 thoughts on “Pattern Review: Burda 6265

  1. Your dress looks pretty and cozy! Thanks for the video; I always like to see how other people approach their sewing.

  2. Hi Jessica, Love your dress! It looks fabulous on you. I noticed the pattern matching of the collar even before you mentioned it, right at the beginning when you were sitting. Would you mind sharing how tall you are? I’m curious since you said the Burda model must have been tall and that you halved the ruffle depth. I like the proportions of the dress with the shortened ruffle. I also wonder if the bias binding width for the collar would be fine as is for a less thick fabric than flannel or if it should be wider in general.

    1. Yay, I’m so glad the pattern matching looks good! I’m 5’7″ and the full ruffle depth would have been to my ankles. I think the bias might work better with a thinner fabric, but it was not as wide as I usually cut my bias. Since the stitching is hidden under the collar I’d probably just give it a little more room.

  3. I love this dress. You did a wonderful job making this pattern. I love everything about it; fabric, style, ruffle and especially the collar.

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