Another project completed in my Burda Challenge for 2013. And another dose of camouflage à la Burda’s October issue this year. No weirdness here except the very commodious 80’s style batwings.
When DD1 first put this on her comment was, “It looks like a nightgown”. Yup. It hangs like a sack without the help of a belt. But that’s a good thing, right? Because a belt means you can make the skirt as short as you wish (since I wisely added a good 4 inches to the pattern). HA!
The pattern is simple enough. I made it up in a ponte knit so it’s warm for fall and winter. The neck has a bias strip as a facing, which is turned to the inside and topstitched in place. The placket was a bit fussy, but I stitched in the ditch and it’s as clean and neat a finish as one could wish for. I was a bit concerned about the buttonholes, but they worked quite well on the interfaced ponte. I must say I’ve never attempted buttonholes on a ponte knit before.She’s happy and has worn it several times although she keeps stealing my shoes. But hey! It suits her style and she’s pleased as punch, as is her seamstress.
And that’s my October 2013 Burda Challenge. Wish me luck to finish the challenge before December 31st!
7 thoughts on “More Camo à la Burda”
This is fricking AWESOME!! It looks amazing on her – love the style and the camo – not something I’d normally be drawn to but on her it’s so cool!! 😀
Now this has me thinking about using a lovely wool ponte in my stash. It would work great for winter me thinks. Very nice.
Looks wonderful and I love the batwing sleeves:-) what a lucky daughter!
You must know i love an unconventional print used and made personal- this is great! I love the contrast of it!
She looks fabulous! Such a stylish dress on her.
Love it! She looks great in it! Lucky girl to have such a talented mother.