Because my vacation is over, I thought I’d pick up my spirits with this last dress of my summer break.
This is Burda Style 7517 view A, described as a semi-fitted dress on the pattern envelope information. As descriptive as that information is, I think we can expand on that a bit. This dress is a boat neck, sleeveless A-line with neck and waist pleats in the front and neck darts and waist pleats in the front. There is a side seam zipper and I used an invisible zip.
I searched the stash for material that could delicately be molded into the creased bodice and I chose this poly crepe. As you can see, the neck and waist tucks are pretty much the only design feature of this dress. I have a 34 B bust and these tucks really emphasize the boobages. I think if my personal chestal area was on the large side, I would not choose this bodice style. That’s just me though.
I made no mods for this pattern, in fact I just looked at the finished measurements and guesstimated my size and started cutting. That worked out since I think it fits me pretty well.
I’m supposed to be having a Manhattan layover on Friday, so stay tuned for some fabric shopping. I should have time for a quick a.m. shop if all goes according to plan. Unfortunately JFK airport does not always cooperate. Fingers crossed!