This dress is actually the prequel to the gray knit dress. It’s the first version I made from a pattern that I traced from the Burda Style Magazine #02-2012-117B. The fabric is a ponte knit with some rayon. It’s fairly firm and I loved the colour.
I bought the fabric from Emma One Sock, on an end of the roll sale. Great deal, gorgeous colour and I should have been more careful and at least have done a muslin of the top before I cut out and stitched up the whole dress. The pattern has a lot of pieces and I had problems with the fit through the back. In order to remove the noticeable gape at the top back neckline I had to take the whole back in down to the hem. The result was that it was just too tight for me. I am well past the age when tight is cute…my daughter Jackie can easily pull that off so it’s now hers!
I especially love the dress with this necklace. Magda Molina designs some exceptional pieces which can be seen here.