I love a knit dress for summer and anything that can go from shoved into a suitcase to worn is always a holiday winner, whether it be for a camping trip or a grander destination. Burda Style 2/2013, very aptly named Contortionist, fit the bill.
The perfect piece of knit, and I can't for the life of me remember the composition, had been in my stash for a while having been acquired at one of Cotura Fashions fabric sales.
I had my doubts about this dress while I was constructing it. If you have been following me on Instagram, you would have seen my frustration with the lack of instructions and complicated origami to get this dress right, despite this being the feature pattern in this particular issue. The only change I made was to add fish eye darts to the back to take into account my sway back. I would have liked to avoid the seam up the centre front but due to the design, unfortunately, it is a necessary evil. I have to say though, Burda did a great job with fit on this one and I really like it. The colour of the fabric is really intense and I certainly won't get lost in a crowd.
This dress did not get a lot of wear on my trip due to footwear choices and blisters so sneakers became my norm.
I did get a quickly snapped photo as worn on my phone but for this dress that is the best that I could do. I went away with great intentions but my holiday got in the way of the outfit photos, as it should.
Incidentally, this is the fourth pattern I have made up from this issue of Burda Style. All in all I have made 8 items of clothing from this issue. For me that is a record!