Burda, June 2010, #106/107
At first glance, I really didn't think very highly of this pattern. But, when the Vogue I was planning on using ended up being too big, the line drawing on this dress is what sold me. The two patterns have many similarities (deep v-neck, gathered knee-length skirt, short sleeves), and this pattern allowed me to use the border print the way I wanted to.
Skill Level: Intermediate. I made this project three times harder by using piping and the placement of the fabric border, but even without those changes, the waistband point (I could not achieve a true "point") and the neckline bias would be a little challenging for a beginner. Oh, and the side zip between the sleeve and the skirt hem? Not as hard as I thought! Below you can see how I used my serger to finish the seam edges prior to gathering. The silk kept a wonderful edge and did very little fraying.