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).