Anyway, happily she says she loves the new dress, and plans to wear to work at her office with her black ballet flats as well as sometimes on the weekend with sandals. The pinky-brick/terracotta viscose from Fabulous Fabrics is a fabric Cassie has loved for "ages" and she chose the dress style based upon one we had seen in Morrison, with some minor design alterations to make it what she wanted in her birthday dress.
The result is quite plain, with its main feature being a wide front tuck emanating from the neckline and disappearing into the body of the dress. I started out with my standby, plain sheath dress pattern Burda 8511, and rotated out all darts, cut it with an 8cm tuck allowance in the front panel, i.e. an extra 16cm width at the neckline tapering off to nothing by the hemline. I scooped out and widened the neckline, added inseam side pockets, rouleau belt loops and a long self-fabric sash.
The side and pocket seams are French seamed, with a hand stitched, narrow hem.
I'm extremely happy with how chic Cassie looks in the new dress :)
Dress; own design, using Burda 8511 as a starting point, terracotta viscose
Shoes; from Hobbs shoe boutique