Friday, October 28, 2016

A dress to match a necklace

Yep, it's been a while!  After returning from Alaska (and purchasing even more land!), school started for the boys, then it started for me (for the classes I take) and a month later school started again (for the classes I teach).  Somewhere in there, we did a major remodel in our house and then painted and replaced carpeting in half the house.  Sewing has been low on the priority list!  Note: this has not kept me from amassing more and more fabric in the wild hopes that I will eventually have time and access to my sewing room again :)  
Even though I haven't been sewing a lot, but I do have a few completed projects to document.  First up is this dress sewn back in July, and solely made to coordinate with the necklace made by my brother's girlfriend (thank you, Olivia!):
The fabric is a ponte knit (from Harts Fabric), with a nice weight.  I liked the "scratch plaid" pattern and it played well with the variegation of the stones in the necklace.  

The pattern is a simple, 60s style shift from Burda Style. (B7031)  I love, love, love the French darts, but it makes me laugh that the description says the dress has "unsophisticated style lines".  Huh? Perhaps lost in translation?
I omitted the back zipper since the neckline is wide enough and the fabric has enough stretch.
The dress is amazingly comfortable, yet stylish enough to wear to work.  While I wore it with pointy toed black flats this fall, I'll definitely pair it with boots and tights when the weather gets colder.  

More Fall looks to follow!


  1. very cute, looks like a perfect dress for work. I find so many cute dress patterns on BurdaStyle but have to resist making them all (not needed!)

  2. Love it! And yep, perfect for that necklace. 😍

  3. Very chic! Not at all unsophisticated!

  4. Super dress, I really like the fabric and omitting a zip is always a bonus.

  5. very cute dress. I love that pattern...I have the Jiffy version and am about to make an new one ;o)

  6. I love this pattern, and it's a great match for your fabric and necklace!