Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This s a long overdue post. I finished this dress on Christmas Eve day just in time to wear it to Christmas Eve dinner. I don't think the picture presents a very flattering image but it really is a very cute dress! And comfy to boot!
Pattern: Burda World of Fashion 08-2008-118 (Pattern was for a tunic; I lengthened into a dress and made the sleeves long.)
Fabric: a sweater knit purchased from JoAnn Fabric
This was a simple dress to put together. In fact, I didn't read the directions. I cut out the smallest size (34) and still took in the side seams a few inches to get rid of some of the excess ease. I rotated the argyle print on the yoke so it would clash with the bodice that is slightly gathered.
I like the cowl neck but it is very different than what is shown on the technical drawing and seems to be bigger / floppier than the other versions I saw at PR. Maybe I cut it out wrong? I plan to make a short sleeve version for spring and will simply bind off the neckline.