I spent several hours yesterday true-ing up the grain on some fabric in my stash to use as a muslin. That was a huge ordeal, this stuff was cut so off-grain it was scary. I also graded the BurdaStyle Anda pattern down a size. Why is 38 the smallest size they offer? There are a lot of women out there with much smaller busts than 34.5 inches but who still have hips in the larger ranges. Since they are now charging for the patterns*, I think they should enlarge their range, both ways, of course.
I also found myself "walking" the pattern and having to make an adjustment. The armhole lengths did not match from the front and back pieces so I had to shorten the back upper bodice. I searched the internet but did not see that anyone else mentioned this problem so maybe unaltered it doesn't affect the finished dress but I didn't want to chance it.
And yes, I chose the Anda because of the many, many incredible versions made by the incurable homebody. I'll let you know how it works out.
The Goal This Weekend...
Dress as Finished Project - Burdastyle Anda
*I downloaded the Anda a few days before they retroactively put a price on it. It is now $3.50.