This post is looooong overdue. It's been sitting typed up for ages but I just haven't had a chance to actually transfer my pics over from my memory card! As I mentioned before, I made my New Year's Eve dress. Since we were away on the cruise, I knew I needed something a little bit special but not something too over the top. So what did I make? This:
There's not an awful lot for me to say about this dress, it was a pretty straight forward make. I made it one night at the start of December having bought the fabric during the last sewing blogger meet up in November. The fabric is from The Cloth Shop (RK's Edinburgh store) and is a beautiful triple crepe that I would happily make anything out of! I paired this with a lightly corded lace for the contrast yoke.
Construction wise there isn't much to say. I've only worked with a few Burda patterns and this was the best so far. I made no alterations and didn't encounter any issues. I was drawn to the simple shape of this dress and the slight detailing of contrast. You could pretty much say I made what was on the envelope!
The dress was very comfortable to wear and even better, it didn't crush during traveling! I had some fabric left over from this make which I used to make a simple tee.
I used the Grainline Scout pattern and swapped out the sleeves for Victory Pattern's Ava sleeves (which are totally my go to). It's simple but it's practical which is what I'd like to sew more of this year.