Looks like a sweet little dress at the front
But it’s all party at the back with its lower back cut out, full skirt and mullet hem
Yes, I added pockets.
Because. Pockets are a Thing.
Pattern: BurdaStyle 08/2014 #116
Size: I made a 42 with a 2.5 cm FBA. I didn’t sew up the vertical dart that this adjustment added, just gathered the bodice waist into the skirt. The waist is elasticized, so you’d never know. Except I just told you.
The fabric was Japanese cotton from my local Spotlight store. It was only 105 cm wide, so I added a centre back seam to the skirt. With the selvedge in the seams so I don’t forget.
The centre back seam meant I didn’t need to add an eyelet or button hole for the ties to come out, because I could just leave an opening in the seam.
Burda’s instructions for the elastic and ties were particularly bad. I ditched them and just did what Dawn of Two On, Two Off did.
Other changes: I didn’t line the bodice, but used self bias binding for the neck and armscyes instead.
It’s about 6 cm shorter than Burda drafted, and Felicity is above average height. We were going for more of a sundress vibe than a long and flowing tea dress.
And look! Sunbeams!
I love this dress! Think Felicity likes it too…