The second dress I made before going to Italy was based on the dress pattern found in The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook. It’s a basic A-line skirt with a fitted bodice featuring princess seams in the front and a yoke in the back.
I lengthened the skirt about 5 cm and decided on a fully lined bodice instead of using facings. Also I added self drafted pockets to the front.
I like how the dress turned out, but it’s not the best fit for my body. I feel my waist (yes, I’ve got one despite packing on more than 10 kilos since last summer) disappeared in this dress. The culprits are the hip-hugging A-line skirt and a waistline that somewhat misses the mark. Still, the dress is comfortable to wear and I love the fabric print. If I were to use this pattern again, I would definitely make a flared skirt instead of the A-line.