(Edited to add : thanks Sue for pointing out that today only (2/12) the top pattern is available for just 25 cents!)
BurdaStyle 10/2015 - 111
This dress is the sewing lesson for the month so the instructions are more detailed than usual and also have diagrams so it's a good one to try if Burda's instructions are too minimal for you or you are a Burda beginner.
I cut the armhole facings from some scraps of black ponte just because I thought my textured fabric was a bit lumpy. After attaching them, I decided to topstitch the armholes and trim off the excess. I also sewed a deep hem by machine, nothing really shows in this fabric.
I like how the stiffness of the fabric makes the collar stand up at the front, I like this kind of structural detail. Despite my silly error in cutting - and I'm still not sure if the stretch went along the selvedge or I cut it by mistake because I have none left - the dress worked out well and had enough give in it for me to comfortably wear it out to dinner.
|Terrible back photo, but you can see here that the v is a good, wearable depth|