J and I are invited to two weddings this spring, and although I have a few wearable options in my closet, I decided to make a new dress for these occasions.
I was inspired by this gorgeous dress that Fran posted a couple of weeks ago:
Looking for a pattern, I found Burda 7260, which comes in two different lengths:
Combining the collar of the B version with the length of the A version comes very close to what I imagined.
The pattern suggests Chiffon, Georgette or Crepe the Chine. However, when I went fabric shopping, I ended up with a wonderful printed italian rayon jersey ...
When dealing with a border print fabric, there are difficult choices to make ... which part of the fabric goes where on the finished dress?
After some draping on Hannah the dressform, I decided for an arrangement like this:
I've already made a muslin and fitted the pattern, so stay tuned for the next post.