Added Apr 26, 2014
It was supposed to be a simple and quick dress, the comfortable everyday dress you jump into and go shopping for groceries. I chose the pattern from Burda 12/2008 #121, in the past I considered different fabrics for this but finally I took a striped red cotton/elastane.
My alterations: of course I traced different sizes (top 40, then 38 at the waist, then 40 at the hips and 42 in thighs), I added 10 cm to the length and left an open slit for comfortable walking. I made the sleeves shorter and omitted the cuffs (I ran out of fabric), I also had to make the shoulder seams in the sleeves narrower because after making the seams at the pattern’s lines the sleeves were standing out to the sides. When adding the zipper I used the idea from Betty, so I could dress and undress myself.
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