You may remember I had warm feelings about May Burda Style? They are cooling.
115 looked promising for me.
Though it has sack-like elements, in the photo it looks as though it’s designed to fit at hip level, thus good for inverse pears.
The fabric requirements are light and fluid jersey. I was tempted to cut it on the bias in a nice blue silk, this one –
but after the size issues with 108, last post, decided to play safe and cut it in this –
My first choice from stash was a red stretch viscose jersey, but there wasn’t enough. Its a simple pattern, but quite fabric hungry, see the pieces:-
I went down a size, cutting a 38, but the pieces still didn’t fit side by side.
The pattern makes up in an hour, but I’m swimming in fabric. I could hack five inches out of the hip width and still have it skimming rather than hugging. My impression is that for both of the jersey dresses I’ve tried so far, Burda has used a wovens block. There is wearing ease and some. Back to self drafting I think.