Photo from Burda World of Fashion Magazine website
Continuing to work through BWOF June 2008, my next attempt is dress #118. This dress was reviewed by NancyWin back in July, and her dress looks lovely, cool and fresh. Unfortunately, when I made this dress, I was thinking "Nana's nightie" when I cut it out (admittedly, the fabric I chose for my trial version was originally purchased with summer nightwear in mind), and although I really enjoyed making this dress, with its interesting waist pleat and belt detail, and new-to-me machine finished shoulder lining method , when I put it on, the Nana's nightie feeling just would not go away.
I have been aware for about 25 years that gathers at the waist are not my most flattering look. I was hoping that the controlled gathers at the centre front in this very light voile would let me get away with it. I have chosen the above photo as the most flattering to my figure, because I am vain, but a more truthful photograph below shows you why I should not wear this style of dress. Frumpy comes to mind.
Although she is slim, 13 and IMO gorgeous, I don't really think the dress shape looks fabulous on her either.