Summer to fall transitional dress: Burda 7-2011-122B

Though the nights have turned cool, the days have retained a sunny warmth, and with these last days of summer in mind I recently made Burda 07-2011-122B:

Floral Summer Dress You Can See V Neck

Floral Summer Dress You Can See V Neck

Burda 122B Style Fashion Design Pattern Floral

Burda 122B Style Fashion Design Pattern Floral

Really, I was desperate to sew with this divine cotton voile from Elliot Berman ($13/yard). The fabric is so soft and flowy that I wouldn’t be surprised if it contains a bit of silk.

The only change I made was to raise the neckline slit a bit (rather scandalous as is, don’t you think? I love how Burda billed it as ‘businesswear” in the magazine spread!).

Black Dress Upper Knee Summer Fashion

Black Dress Upper Knee Summer Fashion

I finished the entire inside of the dress with french seams, including the pockets thanks to Trina’s super-helpful tut.

Though I had so many summer fabrics that I never got a chance to sew due to our moving, my mind is now fully committed to fall sewing. I’ll undoubtedly find new fall fabrics at this weekend’s rescheduled NYC Garment District meet-up. Hope to see some of you there. (asewnwardrobe)