There are several patterns from Burda I’ve had my eye on for years and years. This wrap dress with the drapey sleeves is one such. I sewed it way back in August to wear on my dativersary. But, it seemed too late fall for what ended up being a warm summer night. Plus, I thought it was more mid 80s corporate takeover than va va voom.
I meant to wear it and take some photos before two months passed. But, wonderful and terrible things happened at the same time and now I’m just getting around to actually wearing it and taking pictures!
I was drawn to the drapey sleeves and the wrap style (totally flattering on me) and the relatively straight skirt.
For this dress, I went in to the Carol Collection and chose these blue with purple maple leaf motif. Do you like that my dress has maple leaves and there are maple leaves on the ground? Do you? Yes? The fabric is a polyester print with a thick silky hand (confirmed by my burn test).
It’s totally Alexis Carrington from Dallas, no? I also considered naming it the Oh, Canada Dress by virtue of the maple leaves. I loves it!
I didn’t change too much here. I made a FBA (and of course forgot to make the same adjustment to the facing). Yep. I sewed the facing too. I don’t know why I’m not hating facings like I used to. On this, I love the smooth and firmness of the wrap. I reinforced the neckline, armholes and waist for support.
The hems on the sleeves and skirt are finished on my blind hemmer
I don’t have terribly much to say other than I really love this dress. You’ll never find something like this in the store. And, it’s somehow ‘dressier’ than my other work dresses.
I don’t think my sleeves look anything like the draft nor the model’s. Mine don’t seem quite drapey enough.
And, the obligatory photo of the back
Nice pattern. Will def be making it again in the future. Especially since it has sleeves!