Butterick 6054 Maggy London
I had this interesting double border dot print jersey. I really wanted the lighter part of the fabric, which is in the centre, to be at the top and bottom of my dress though as I thought it might make the middle of me look bigger otherwise So I needed a dress with a waist seam and chose the one above.
(Oops I should have added that I bought the fabric in China - in Lowu shopping centre just across the border from Hong Kong which is probably of no use to anyone, sorry!)
This worked out better than I imagined to be honest and I love the way the print looks in the finished dress.
This would be a simple pattern to sew, but I made life difficult for myself by changing it to a faux wrap. I extended the left underlay of the skirt so that it is joined at the right side seam - so basically it is a skirt with an overlay. I didn't have to extend the skirt piece very much to do this so I think it is quite generously cut and next time I might just go with a proper wrap version.
The bodice is also stitched down to the centre front only as I wanted to keep the tie end free. Joining the bodice to the skirt with their different wrap treatments required a bit of mucking about with pins to make sure I got the finished effect that I wanted.
Hopefully these photos make that a bit clearer....?
The pleats at the top of the wrap skirt are quite bulky, but they look good when they are finished, I wouldn't recommend making this in a heavy jersey though.
I did raise the front neckline, quite a common adjustment for me and this is one adjustment I will definitely also make again. I really like the shape of the dress and I think I will try it again as a proper wrap which will be a much quicker and easier sew than this version!