I made these dresses from BurdaStyle #125 Dart Dress. It is hands down my favorite dress pattern I have ever used. I made both of these a few years ago, and wore both last year for Me Made May ’15 and will wear again, of course. As if I wait for Me Made May to put them on!
One is in wool crepe in a lipstick rose color, fully lined in periwinkle silk habotai. I got both fabrics at a remnant sale at P&S fabrics in Chinatown NYC, on Broadway just south of Canal St. I heard a rumor they closed recently which makes me quite sad… Believe it or not the most expensive thing on this dress is the zipper! It’s a Riri zipper, which are made in Switzerland and believe me they are a very fine piece of mechanical engineering. It just feels so satisfying to zip up when I am getting dressed. It should feel that way for $18!
The second version is in a Robert Kauffman print on cotton poplin, which also came from P&S. I don’t think there is anything I’ve ever made that gets complimented more.