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.  

St Patrick's Day dress

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.

St Patrick's Day dress

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

St Patrick's Day dress

works really well.  I wore it today to a baby shower with the dress.

St Patrick's Day dress

My full review is here.  Have a good St. Patrick’s Day.  Wear something happy and green!

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  1. Great looking dress, I like how you took the SAL and made it work for you. Great jacket, too. Perfect for the outfit and it will go great with so many of your pieces from the SAL.

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  3. Smashing 🙂 Your accessorizing is GAW-geous. Makes me really wish I had some statement necklaces. Great dress and interpretation. Plus, the *ahem* bust issues are completely invisible to me! Yay print!

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