Variations on a theme: I’m still trying to build a professional wardrobe, and busted this plum fabric out of my stash for this month. It’s a great ponte knit from Britex Fabrics in San Francisco, and I’d had this pattern picked for it for at least a year before I got around to making it.
I used Burda’s Criss Cross V-Neck dress, which was easier than expected. I always have trouble with fitting the sleeves and shoulders, but I think the 4th or 5th time (I lost count) was the charm, and most of the bunching is gone. This happens even with petite patterns for me – I’m still trying to figure out how to adapt.
The only small alteration I made was to vent the sleeves. It looks a little weird in the photo but it works better on the body.
I could wear it to teach, but I’m saving its first real outing for a conference I’m presenting at in November. Having a new outfit gives an extra boost, I think!