Wednesday, June 24, 2009

BWOF 5/2008 #104

Pattern: BWOF 5/2008 #104

Description: Need an easy-care travel dress that can be worn day or night? Then pack this style in your suitcase! It has a sexy cinched waist, a plunging V-neckline and extravagant waist gathers that are accentuated by a buckle.

Sizing: 34 to 42, I made a 38 and took it in a bit on the sides.

Instructions: They were really easy and the way Burda has you line the dress is very ingenious. I am going to have to remember to use their method.

Likes/Dislikes: I needed a simple dress for my daughter’s wedding rehearsal and dinner. The dinner was held outside so the dress had to be cool. I was limited on fabric and time. After browsing through my old issues, this one was chosen.

Only dislike is the v-neck is deep, so adjust if you want.

Changes: I used a coordinating fabric for the drape, I liked how it broke up my floral fabric, plus I didn’t have enough of the floral to use.
I had a buckle I was planning to use but it was metal and a bit heavy for this fabric. I used some white rib knit from stash to make a loop to hold the drape in place. I like to wear it to the side instead of the middle as the line drawing.

If I made it again, I would lengthen the lining section.

Fabric: ITY knits from Needle Nook Fabric.

Conclusion: Cute dress, perfect for summer and great when you need a dress in a hurry.


  1. i agree... the knot looks better to the side. pretty dress!

  2. very pretty dress !

  3. What a good idea to use fabric in place of the buckle.

  4. very pretty dress. I wonder if it could work with sleeves. I don't wear sleeveless anymore.

  5. Cute! I still need to make one for me.

  6. I made this dress too! Your version looks terrific!