I really like the clean lines on this Burda wrap blouse and whipped up a sleeveless muslin thinking I’d have to make a load of adjustments. But to my surprise it fit perfectly so I set about using the pattern to draft a dress. Cat photobomb as per usual, Jack can’t seem to get enough of the camera.
This is a basic bodice with bust darts, darts at the back and waist with a flared skirt I drafted thanks to Metric Pattern Cutting.
I lengthened the drape on the front and adjusted it until I was happy with where it fell. The drape means the bodice becomes the facing along the neckline, bonus!
I really like the boxy top with matching skirt detail that I keep seeing around. The idea of having a top that ends right at the smallest part of the waist is great but I haven’t really embraced high-waisted skirts or shorts so, for me, not really that wearable. The drape on the front of my dress was intended as a nod to that type of silhouette but a bit more everyday. I’d like to use a stiffer fabric next time to exaggerate it a bit more.
I seem to have hit the Princess Diana at the Taj Mahal stage with my fringe so maybe next time I’ll make something worthy of a dance with John Travolta.
Fabric from Goldhawk Road.