This one is much improved compared to last time.
A younger, slimmer and more beautiful model helps.
Pattern: Burdastyle 04-2011-107
Size: 36-44. I made a 38 with a FBA. That added a vertical bust dart, although its not at all noticeable in this fabric.
Fabric: Light to medium weight cotton.
Changes I made:
It’s a nice design, although a raised gathered waist does not show off Felicity’s slender waist. The buttons continue all the way down the front but are in a double placket on the skirt piece. The style showcases raw edges- on the standing collar, button placket, at the waistline and hem and on the sleeve edges.
I shortened the sleeves and omitted the raw edge on the skirt top, sleeves and hems.
I did leave the standing collar as a raw edge. The centre front placket is a raw edge too, but being cut on the bias, the rawness is a bit more restrained.
I also changed the buttonholes to be horizontal rather than vertical. They are less likely to cause a wardrobe malfunction that way!
You can see that I’ve also still got one buttonhole to make and one more button to sew on to the collar. I used an extra button on the skirt instead. Must get back to the button shop!
I changed the inseam pockets to bags, rather than sewn onto the front skirt as in the pattern. Who doesn’t love pockets?!
The bodice ends a few cms above the waist and the skirt is a gathered rectangle. This is a style that looks good on small busted tall columns. For someone with the length, but all in her legs rather than her torso, and with a generously proportioned bust, I think it looks better with a belt.
There, ready for church with my belt and my shoes (can’t wait until she is buying her own stuff and I am borrowing it!).