This seems kind of redundant after yesterday's post, but here's a similar dilemma where I'd welcome your opinions.
As I wrote yesterday, I have been tracing patterns and this one is actually in my sewing queue.(unlike the Vogue).
It's 143 from Burda 6/10. It's a knit, but it calls for a neck facing front and back, and then I guess without much stretch would need the invisible zipper called for in the side. I don't really like using clear elastic, but I do have some knit stay tape that might work. I would rather not use a facing and then have to put in a zipper. I am planning on using some silk jersey that I have in my stash. The jersey doesn't have any lycra in it, so it doesn't have as much stretch. I'm not inclined to do a french binding; I think that it will be too thick. Would it work using my knit stay tape and just turning and topstitching do you think? Is there some reason they've used a facing and I'm just not seeing it? If I don't use the facing I'd leave out the zipper.By the way, I went to the English archives, which is still there, and from there I actually found the old style Burda English site for the current issue. Kind of bizarre. Burda Archives and since they don't have the current issue up, on the left is a link to Burda Style Magazine. What is going on here? They announce that we are being redirected to Burda Style but now we can find the old site? Regardless of why or how I am happy to have access to them.