This is one of the fall knit dresses I was pondering making at the end of 2011 and after reading your comments I decided to take the plunge. I made the long sleeved version as shown in Burda's photo below, mine is a slightly quieter print!
The only change I made to the pattern was to extend the underlayer of the skirt front all the way to the side seam so it is now basically a mock wrap. There didn't seem to be much of an overlap and my big fear wearing a wrap dress is that a gust of wind will reveal everything so this seemed like a good solution. This made hemming a bit fiddly, I needed to finish the hems before I could stitch the right side seam completely closed. I confess I only realised this after I had stitched the right side seam completely closed!
The fabric is an ITY knit from fabric.com, I think I would prefer this dress in a heavier knit so that the collar had a bit more structure (and maybe the front twist would have more of a corset effect), but overall I am happy with how this turned out and I'm sure it will get lots of wear this winter.
|Close up of raglan sleeves and collar|
|Close up of front twist detail - bit lost in this print|
|I really really tried to do a different pose but they just looked silly so it's back to the old standby!|
Next Vogue 8379, the classic wrap dress with some modifications due to severe fabric shortages!
(For those of you with good memories, I am still determined that the Burda 11/11-119 3.5 dot dress will not become a UFO, the sleeves are off which I hope will fix my fitting problems).
Very pretty dress, the style looks great on you.ReplyDelete
Ooh nice. You always seem to find the perfect fabric for a design! Also I'm glad you've not given up on the recent Burda dress because I've got my eye on that too.ReplyDelete
Beuatiful dress. I like the drape in the front. Very nice.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful dress!ReplyDelete
Wow super flattering!! I'll be making this one!!ReplyDelete
Wow, that is a great dress. I may have to try myself!ReplyDelete
Is this a pattern that's available in stores, or is it only in the magazine? I'm a little confused about how Burda patterns work.
Beautiful dress Allison!ReplyDelete
I realy love this dress!ReplyDelete
This is very pretty on you. I really like the optical illusion print!ReplyDelete
Really pretty! Love the print.ReplyDelete
That's a great style. It looks great on you.ReplyDelete
Great looking dress, Allison. You wear it well. Fabric.com has some lovely knit. This print is beautiful. I chuckled when I read the caption for the last picture because that is exactly how I feel about posing for the final garment shots. The standby does work. Great job!ReplyDelete
That is a wonderful dress - how did I miss that one? I am going to have to spend an evening going through all my old Burdas!ReplyDelete
Hope you wont mind if I make one of these now!
(The word verification I have is 'fatoness' which probably describes me post Christmas! Too funny)
Awesome dress! As usual! What is the fabric made of? Is it warm?ReplyDelete
Lovely dress. Looks gray on you!ReplyDelete
Looks much better made up than the line drawings would suggest. Very attractive. Nice fabric too.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! I love the twist detail on the front. And your choice of a more subdued print will get a significant amount of wear.ReplyDelete
Fabulous dress! Great job!ReplyDelete
Lovely dress Allison! You picked a very pretty fabric:)ReplyDelete
I should return to this pattern--the first time I made it the knit was way too floppy, but it was still a good dress for me. Just got a border print that might work. Very flattering on you!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful. I've been wanting to make this for a while now, but have been too apprehensive at how complicated it looks...ReplyDelete