This is my second project for the Burda Style May Sew Along (quietly pleased that I managed to get two projects completed). I used the same pattern as I did for the Lace Dress - the featured sheath dress in the 09/2012 magazine.
My daughters are different sizes, so for the this top I had to trace off the pattern again - so no shortcuts for the second project!
The number one request was for a Peter Pan collar, for which I followed Gertie's tutorial to draft a collar specifically for this pattern. It didn't look anything like Gertie's draft, but it sits perfectly.
I really loved sewing this pattern because there were features of the dress that I hadn't seen before. First was the side darts which run from the breast to the high hip - hopefully you can see this in the picture below? This dart provided bust and waist shape all in one - easy and effective.
The second was the shoulder seam, which has a dart in the top of the sleeve, but the dart isn't sewn prior to inserting the sleeve.