Can you believe that it will be 2010??? Holy cow! I was surprised the other day when my January Burda was in the mail. They seem to be a bit early on this issue. They don't even have the preview up on the English site. They do show the full preview on the German site complete with model and technical photos.
But, any whooz-it, this simple shift dress caught my eye. It is one of the Take 1, Make 4 features. This is the unadorned version but I did leave the length at the slightly longer length. The green dress below is about two inches shorter than mine.
I made the size 34 which is my typical size for Burda.
I can also wear it over a turtleneck. This is how I would wear it to work. Although, of course, I would wear my woolen tights and my knee-high boots.
You can see I have two really large wrinkles running diagonally down the back. What are those from??!!??!? I did not do a swayback tuck (a usual alteration for me) because I figured this was too loose fitting to matter.
I really like how you attach the facings and then the sleeves keep them to the inside. I also understitched the front and back facings.
It also looks like this is a titch too narrow for my super beefy (not) shoulders. I think, instead, it's that my forward thrusting neck is pulling the front neckline down which is pulling the shoulders in a bit.
These are cap sleeves so I finished the remaining section of dress with a knit binding strip. The dress is unlined. It's a stretch polyester moleskin.