Radio silence


I’ve been having a little break from blogging for the last couple of weeks because real life has been getting in the way. But things have calmed down a little now, and I managed to get some sewing done at the weekend. The weather’s been so unseasonably cold in the UK lately that I was in need of more warm dresses for work. Enter some blue wool doubleknit that’s been lurking in my stash for a while and Burda 122-09-2010. This is the 2010 September cover dress that was a huge hit in the sewing blogosphere at the time.

I’ve made this pattern a couple of times before. I did a version in a grey mystery knit and a sleeveless one in neoprene, but I think the new one is my favourite. It’s very comfortable and easy to wear.

The doubleknit doesn’t fray at all, so I didn’t finish any of the seams or hem the dress. This makes it a bit flimsy at the hemline, but it’s livable with.

I’m hoping the weather warms up soon, but I have plans for some more wool knit dresses in the near future if it doesn’t.

9 Responses to “Radio silence”

  1. I’m loving that shade of blue. (I like the dress too.) šŸ™‚

  2. Hello! That brick wall goes well with your hair. Nice dress, I do want to make it but I traced out the wrong size (*&%$##@) and now I just don’t want to go near the thing because it’s too much trouble + paper wastage to trace another..

  3. I love these lines on you, its so sleek and structural. Nicccce.

  4. 4 Gail

    Uncanny, I was only thinking of the Burda curve dress last night. Love your version.

  5. You dress looks super comfortable and I really like it with long sleeves.

  6. Beautiful!! Great colour, and this sort of structural design looks gorgeous on you

  7. 7 Jane's sew & tell

    Great dress, stylish, useful and comfortable all at the same time

  8. Amazing that we are still having to focus on cosy warm clothes in May! Oh well. I suppose if it were warm and sunny we would want to be playing outside and we wouldnt get any sewing done! Looks fab Catherine. I remember that pattern. I don’t remember it having long sleeves though. Did you take the sleeves from somewhere else or did you draft them yourself?

    • Thanks! The sleeves are from a McCall’s pattern but I had to redraw the armscye quite a bit to make them fit. I was inspired by Melissa from FehrTrade who did a similar thing with hers. I think she used a Burda sleeve .

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