I’m going to say something that’s probably heretical to fashionistas. I don’t do LBDs. Black + my coloring = sad face forever. But knit print dresses I can get behind. I love that you can toss one on plus a great necklace and you’re done.
This particular dress is Burdastyle 6-2010-109. It sewed up really easily (minus a little wonkiness in CF) and it fits fine (the neckline for being a Burda v-neck is not revealing at all) , there’s just one issue. Um, the dress’ “parts” are not where mine are. It’s not like I wasn’t warned. But still, I decided to give this dress a shot because it took very little fabric and only has 4 pattern pieces. I’m glad that this print is really busy because it hides a lot of the saggy weirdness below my waist, and I really like the color. I sewed in some ties made from scraps into the side seams to cover the sags, but it’s really difficult to see it because of the print.
I’ve been making a lot of things with belts lately, but still this was a good and easy fix even if I’m the only one who knows the problem with this dress.
It also occurred to me that I didn’t need to bother with making another jacket (to replace the puffy vest which is a rather unappealing style to me) because my fall jacket
works really well. I wore it today to a baby shower with the dress.
My full review is here. Have a good St. Patrick’s Day. Wear something happy and green!