Continuing with my stash-busting mission....
This is a magenta / fuchsia / deep dark pink (Robert Kaufman calls it "berry" - whatever) silk-cotton blend. Because of the limited yardage (only 2 yards), I chose a simple sheath with minimal practically no details... Burda 02-2009-124A
I wore it to work as a top, tucked into my gray trumpet skirt, cinched with a black belt at the waist, and black heels. Somebody at work said it shows a nice silhouette. She also reports to me so it could have just been an obligatory compliment from her part. I can't think of how else to wear the dress so that it doesn't scream bridesmaid. Any ideas, readers?
The pattern itself is very easy and very fast to sew. It took me only a couple of weekends including tracing, pressing, sewing a muslin, fitting adjustments, and sewing the dress. There's no lining, although I probably should have made one, since the silk-cotton fabric is rather thin.
PR review here.
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