|Burda 7666: Dress B & Jacket C|
In October, I have an occasion that requires a dressy dress. It's been a very long time since I've had to get glam and I'm looking forward to it. I chose Burda 7666 for it's classic lines. I didn't want to stray away from the recommended fabric, crepe backed satin. I found a few very pretty colors, but I chose to use black instead. Yes, black is a boring color for dressy dresses but you really can't go wrong with a little black dress. We larger women have to be careful when we go formal. I'm using a sparkly chiffon for the bodice overlay to keep it from being totally boring. I don't expect any fit surprises, but I'm still making a muslin. That's why I've put off this project for so long. I don't like making muslins. Yes, experience has taught me how important muslins are, especially in a project for a special occasion, but I still don't like making them.
The timing couldn't be better. The summer program in which I worked ended on Aug. 13. That gives me two full weeks to work on this dress before (shudder) school starts. So, I'll be up to my elbows in muslin and black satin for a while. I usually don't post during the work-in-progress stage, but if things get interesting, I'll send up a cry for help.