I’m craving some normalcy, so let’s just jump in with a dress I made at least a month ago!

Why yes, my choice of print does hide EVERY design detail! For clarity, here’s a picture of the same pattern that I made last year in a heavy double knit.

This is a Burda envelope pattern, in the regular size range which is too small for me. However, in a knit with a few inches added to the skirt, it’s great! The skirt is a tulip shape, with deep box pleats at the waistline. The pattern has the pleats only in the front, and a smooth fitted back skirt, but both times I’ve made it using the pleats front and back. My booty needs room, and I like the drama! I adore the huge pockets on the black version, which add to the hourglass silhouette, but I left them off in my new ITY version because I don’t think the fabric would have enough structure.

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