I've been getting a bit too gray. With the encouragement of certain internet goddesses I finally finished the one little splurge (hate that word, but it works here) of color in my sewing wardrobe:
This is the sheath dress from 6/12 Burda style:
The pattern specifies stretch, so I went up a size when I decided to sew a cotton lace. Rookie move. (what are you supposed to do... am I doing the maths wrong. Surely if you are sewing a solid woven instead of a stretchy knit going up a size makes sense?) The bodice is way too big. Slip sliding away...awawwyyy... I love this dress... the coral lace with the carefully considered lilac lining (matchy matchy made it look dated in a baaaaad way). But the truth is I would have to nail the bodice straps to my shoulders to make it work. If I'm sitting down the bodice is basically half-way down my torso. Not a great look.
I should have ignored Burda, and sewn my usual 38, and not worried about the stretch vs. non-stretch issue.
I sense a coral skirt in my future!