Knit dresses are my go to items for work for winter. I can wear a cardigan but do find my office which has huge glass expanses, can get very hot when the sun is out. Handknits therefore are not ideal. A merino knit dress is a completely different matter. With this dress I was aiming for something different to my favourite knit dress pattern but with a similar success rate, if you know what I mean!
I like wrap dresses so a mock wrap was my starting point. I did have Vogue 1027 in my collection but wanted sleeves. I decided to use the bodice from Butterick 5950 but didn't particularly like the figure hugging nature of the skirt so switched it out for Vogue 1250.
The verdict....well I love the bodice on this dress, it sits beautifully. In my frankenpattern wisdom I added elastic in a waist casing like my Lady Skater but after wearing it a couple of times, I came home from work today and unpicked the casing and removed the elastic. I feel that the elasticated waist is too much of a feature and I really want it to disappear. I didn't use elastic in Vogue 1250 so felt it unnecessary. We will see how this latest modification goes.