Vintage Sewing

Heidi, sans pigtails, grandfather and gruyere.

April 5, 2010

I was completely surprised to see that the BurdaStyle Heidi dress, shown here with bizarre styling typical to BurdaStyle, actually has lines not dissimilar to many a 1950s wiggle dress. Don’t believe me? Well, checkitout:

Cap sleeves: check. Fitted bodice: well, with a little tweaking, check. Practical and sassy pockets: check.


You folks will forgive me for mashing up my eras, won’t you? Loud 1970s fabric, 2000s pattern, 1950s sensibility…

More about the alterations I made on my blog where I forgot to mention that the instructions did my head in. Best to ignore them and use your common sense.

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