The Office Dress
Added Aug 15, 2010
Rapid City, Sout...
Pattern Description: Bold prints are most effective on plain-cut garments. This fitted dress with a wide jewel neckline, waist seam and belt covered in self-faric beautifully proves the point.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the design is very simple and straight forward so I didn’t think the instructions even need to be that great for an experienced sewer.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Everything! I didn’t have to do any alterations and I love the way it fits with no front darts making the dress very comfortable.
Pattern Sizing: 36-44, I cut a 36
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations, but I didn’t make the self-fabric belt. But the dress might look even better with it… I just don’t really like making fabric belts.
Would you sew it again? At some point yes, It’s very simple and would look great in many different prints and fabrics.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, if you can get your hands on an old BWOF (BurdaStyle should really start selling some of their old patterns too, they’re amazing!)