I actually made this dress last Summer, but it has been packed away since last September or so and has been optimistically unearthed for this ‘Summer’.
The pattern comes from the June 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine, but the photo in the mag doesn’t show the shape of the dress so well, so I had to rely on the technical drawing.
I quite liked the look of it nonetheless, and although the featured fabric was no longer available I had been lusting over the fabric I did use for some time. I spotted it early in the Summer on the My Stoffe site, but wasn’t in a position to buy it straight away, so I kept nervously checking the site to check that it hadn’t sold out! Eventually, I bought it, at which time it was a reduced remnant. Yay! It a light / medium weight viscose jersey with no manufacturer details, but I suspect it may be from Hilco or Toptex.
The pattern is actually described as a ‘Jersey Body-Con Dress’, but you can clearly see that my version is quite loose-fitting. This was from the days where I followed the manufacturer’s sizing rather than actually measuring the patterns pieces to compare to my own measurements. I may make another, slimmer fitting model this year.
It was my first time sewing with jersey, and I was initially nervous. I don’t own an overlocker, so I reinforced the seams with iron-on seam reinforcer as per the instructions and used the ‘stretch stitch’ on my Janome. That all worked out fine, and I wore the dress loads last Summer. So comfy and very cool on hot days. (Here’s hoping!)