Added Nov 29, 2009
This dress caught my eye as soon as I opened the Oct 2009 issue of Burda. I was looking for a winter dress design for a while, and this seemed perfect. I am normally 38, but I should have gone for 36, as I found that the finished dress was too wide.
Apart from that, the greatest thing is the pleated front, as with so much fabric going into pleats, it becomes a very warm garment (ant optically makes your chest look bigger!). However, I realised that my fabric choice was not perfect – I should have gone for lighter weight wool fabric. The dress feels lovely, but it is slightly too bulky.
Nevertheless, I loved the design and made my own belt.
Lightweight Wool (preferable!)
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