Added May 6, 2013
by cris orange
This time was first the pattern. I saw it on Vogue V8744
and I felt in love with this elegance the dress emanates. I knew also that it would be a fine wool fabric (it is a double-face), but which colour???
On the one hand, I liked the red on the Vogue picture, on the other hand, red was never my favourite colour. I wanted rather a bright tangerine red, but they didn´t have it in may favourite store, so I took this “vogue-red” – interestingly the camera captured not the real red, but the red of my imagination :-) (in reality it´s not so bright).
As always, there wasn´t a size that fitted me completely, so I mixed 6, 10 and 12.
At the end it was too big on the waist and I had to sew more fabric into the back center.
Also it builted a bulk on my belly, so I had to rip the front seam several times.
This pattern is rated as “easy” but for me it wasn´t so easy.
The dress is fully lined, it looks simply much better as without lining.
I´m not very happy about these curved seams, because the fabric is waving around them. I could iron much of these waves out, but not all of them.
Anyway, I hope a not professional eye doesn´t see those imperfections, because now I like wearing this dress and at the end I think I like the red too…
Pure double-face wool
Add a flash of color to your leggings for spring!
Check out Kate Middleton's stand-out spring dress
Pattern of the Week
You’ll want to wear this dress to tiki parties, spring weddings, and afternoon dates...
Sewing & Techniques
Check out Meg's Sweetheart Dress project and how she made it!
Hit the road in easy dresses, slouchy tees, and bootcut pants.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.