My February calendar is finally given a public viewing! I'm calling February the "Bimbo". Burda 09/2014 122 is attractive, but essentially stupid.
The balanced ledger looks like this. Credits: great flounced inset at the front and a longer hemline at the back; interesting design lines that shape the bust and waistlines beautifully; a blank canvas for jewellery. Debits: flawed drafting of the armscye that left just enough room for a twig prior to adjustment- note the photo of the model!!; poor fabric choice - the synthetic crepe wrinkles badly when sitting and needs a great deal of ironing even after drip drying. Not a practical dress by any measure.
I won't be making this dress again, but if I did I'd consider underlining for more stability on the curved seams. I'd also shorten it - I was a little fazed by the different pattern pieces that required adjustment and left it as it was. Mid calf is elegant but the shorter magazine version is funkier.
On the other hand, March is almost done and I am over the moon with the result. Pictures as soon as the hems are completed.
Meanwhile, happy sewing!