Here is my latest attempt at a practical winter dress, Burda 128 10/2010. I’m not saying it’s a bad pattern: it’s certainly not bland or boring. But it’s not the easiest thing to wear.
I almost never make toiles and there are a few fit issues. I could have done with a bit more room at the hips and there’s something a bit off with the hem at the back – but I’m going to have to lengthen it anyway so that can be fixed at that point.
Side view, although it’s very difficult to see any detail. The bust point is a bit high for me. Burda doesn’t mark that on magazine patterns.
I wore it to work today (with very thick tights!) and it was ok, but definitely only suitable for a day spent mostly behind a desk.
I might tackle lengthening it this weekend. And then after that I have several much more colourful projects (for other people) lined up!
Thanks to my husband for the photos.