This lovely pink and orange number was sewn for a church event on Mother’s Day. My dear friend M and I were Marvelous Mothers and sewed for our daughters as well as ourselves.
H’s and S’s dresses belong on NonSuch. Just making a guest appearance here on He Cooks…She Sews.
Pattern: BurdaStyle 12/2014 #112
Size: 36-44, I made a 40 with a FBA and shortened the skirt length by 5 cm. No other adjustments needed – the fit was good.
Fabric: A delightful polyester brocade from Catwalk Fabrics– a local, small but well curated high end fabric shop.
I used a stretch black microsuede from the stash for the inserts.
The pattern has lovely details, like these triangular shoulder pieces.
The sleeves are cut on the bias, which adds extra give through the shoulders and allows a narrow sleeve silhouette to still be comfortable to wear.
I didn’t add zips to the sleeve hems, as designed by Burda, because a dress made from this fabric didn’t seem to need this extra detail, but it’s a nice idea.
I did keep the triangular insert on the back even though this means there is a side zip. I umm-ed and ahh-ed about inserting a back zip though the triangular insert (look at that lovely centre back seam just begging for a zip!) but decided to leave this style detail just as Burda intended it to be.
The back neck insert balances with the godet at the hem.
Here they are together, with bonus photo bombing by H…
My stint of selfless sewing was done with this dress. It’s been all about me since, and could well stay that way! Well, at least until a new dress is needed for Grannie’s wedding in August…