I love this fabric. And I love the idea of this dress. So romantic and sweet looking! Look, fluttery sleeves but not too fluttery. Gathered waist and yoke, so early 50s/late 40s.
|Burda 01-2011-103 dress. There is a reason why there is a self belt.|
There's even a shirt version, which I have also traced out. Just as cute as the dress, if not cuter with the peplum. I had a hard time deciding, shirt or dress, shirt or dress? Then I decided that if one is to wear polka dots, one might as well go all the way and have a polka dot dress.
|Burda 01-2011-102 blouse|
|Burda 01-2011-103 unhemmed, front|
|Burda 01-2011-103, unhemmed, back|
|Now, as I so often do, I look back at the pattern magazine photos. And I realize that the model is seated in all photos so you don't get a good idea of how loose the shirt and dress are on her.|
|Is she wearing a dress under the dress?|
And then I remembered the words of wisdom from the '90s SNL team: Just cinch it.
So I paper bagged it and put a belt on. This is what it looks like.
|Belted, moderately better.|
|But not quite.|