Audrey is short on dresses to wear to church this Fall and Winter so I wanted to make a few quick ones before diving into some more consuming kniting projects. This Burda pattern (9595) seemed like the perfect thing. It's got such simple, classic lines and lends itself easily to all sorts of variations. For instance, I chose to (predictably) use covered buttons, add piping (again, not a surprise) instead of ribbon, and use a contrast fabric on the inside of the sleeves.
It was my first time sewing with a Burda pattern and it went just fine! I remember my mother warning me about them years ago. Of course that was before they issued some with seam allowances included, such as this one.
The sleeves are my favorite thing about this dress. I love the angle on the long cuffs, and the buttons. I also love that the bodice dips a bit in front and back. Difficult to see in these photos but it makes the dress hang so nicely.