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.

Burda 122-09-2010

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.

Burda 122-09-2010
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 thoughts on “Radio silence

  1. 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..

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

  3. 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?

    1. 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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