QUOTE (ednaboo @ 05/12/2012, 10:26 AM)
Yoda, I think they do now include seam allowances in Burda patterns? ( I remember that they didn't a long time ago though!)
Oh, that's good then.
I've steered away from Burda in the past because I couldn't be bothered adding in the seam allowances (although sometimes I have simply used a size up). Off to take a peek ....
OP, I think the pattern that you have picked is lovely, but probably a bit ambitious for a new sewer.
In general, the more seams, the more difficulty. That's my general rule of thumb when trying to figure out how easy/fast I can sew something.
Plus if it is more than seam sewing, it requires more technique - zips, buttons, pleats, darts and gathers, etc. Not hard, but these require a bit of patience and some trial and error when you are learning them. And for first timers, you probably don't want a lot of new techniques in the one garment.