I have a huge stash of patterns but I wasn't in the mood to trace one out so I looked at BurdaStyle.com because to me, it seems easier to just print and cut out the paper. Therefore, I ended up buying pattern #120 shown below.
Image courtesy of BurdaStyle
This pattern looked awesome and I liked the detail in the top. I knew it was a sleeveless pattern and as you probably already know I don't really like sleeveless dresses. Then low and behold, the pattern came with these really great fitting sleeves! Burda, you're amazing. I was so excited after I printed it that I didn't even have to try and work that one out. Gotta love it when that happens.
Then after looking at the design I realised this dress is very similar to a dress from Cue that I had in my wishlist. Check out the blue dress on the dress category main screen it's so similar to the top of this pattern.
Close up of the front
So I guess my outcome was that I loved this pattern. At first I didn't like how tight fitting the bottom was (shown in the top brown and black dress). I had to re-cut the bottom because the size I cut was too small and in doing this I ended up taking off the back triangle at each side. I supposed it turned out okay after the alterations and is wearable. However, if I was to make it again I would definitely be doing the pleated skirt version instead.
I didn't even touch my fabric from Melbourne because I'm too scared to use it. I want to make sure when I do use it, it will be for the perfect outfit.
The other thing I did in Melbourne was meet up with Neeno from Sew Me Love!! She is just such an adorable and sweet girl. It was so lovely to meet her, have a good laugh at our blogs and swap sewing stories. It sucks that she's so far away because I would definitely like to catch up with her more often. At least it's an excuse to go back for another holiday!