Sunday, September 25, 2011

Burda Style 05-2011-130 Finished and Wearable

I just put the finishing touches on dress #130 from the May issue of Burda Style. I'm happy to say that I'm satisfied with this version.

I used a rayon challis from stash and I think it worked perfectly for this pattern.

This time I cut a straight size 44. The only adjustments I made were to add 1" of length at the waist and I shortened the front neck slit by 1". My slip still shows if you look too close. I also eliminated the center back seam in the bodice by cutting it on the fold.

I did not make the self fabric tie for the neck, but instead used a 3/8" navy blue grosgrain ribbon. It looks okay, but I plan to switch it out for a narrower satin ribbon as soon as I find the right one.

This is an easy breezy dress to make and to wear. I plan to wear this instead of jeans when I go to the grocery store or I'm running errands. In fact, I'll be doing just that today.

I'd like to find a belt to go with this. I think it would look better with something covering the elastic at the waist. A belt would also dress it up a little for work.

I am so happy to have this done and be able to actually wear it. I hated that the first version didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to. (I still have it in my closet... who knows, maybe I'll pull it out next spring and salvage it.) But now I feel like I've conquered this pattern and I can feel good about it.

And now that this dress is done, I can turn my attention back to the flap dress. I promise I'm not procrastinating. Really, I'm not!


angie.a said...

Love it. The challis was perfect!

MushyWear said...

Nicely done! This dress does look so breezy and effortless. Just perfect for those casual errands.

Gordita said...

Great dress. I love that you plan to wear it to the grocery store. Shannon put it best with "effortless."

gwensews said...

The dress is lovely, very light and pretty. I love challis.

Anonymous said...

Lovely colour! I think the ribbon's better than using self fabric for the tie. The dress looks so cool and comfortable!

Gabrielle said...

It's a very pretty dress - and lovely colours on you.

Debbie Cook said...

Pretty dress and color. I love the "action" shots that show its movement.

Tia Dia said...

This is very pretty! I've looked at this style again and again from the May issue of Burda. You've convinced me to make it!