Added Oct 4, 2007
Inspired by Wyn, Lilo, Jj, Corals and others, I’ve decided to try to make chic clothing that is appropriate for the office (though really, at my job I could probably wear the same jeans and Google t-shirt every day and still be one of the more fashionable employees). This is Working Wardrobe Item #1- a grey wool dress from this month’s Burda. If you haven’t already bought the October 2007 issue, I can’t recommend it enough! This dress was quite simple to make, and the seamed bodice and pleats make for a nice fit without being flashy. I got the fabric from a store here in Aachen that buys remainders from clothing manufacturers and sells them good prices. This wool was lovely to work with- it has a beautiful drape and a fine weave, it irons wonderfully, and doesn’t fray at all. The satin lining is a remnant from another project- white probably wasn’t the best color choice, but I wanted to use it up and it doesn’t really peek out at all. Only thing that bothers me is that the hem is too visible, despite invisible hand stitching and a lot of pressing. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to fix this?
grey wool, off-white satin lining
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