I had only some minor alterations to this Burda pattern...which should be a clue to me...sew more Burda. I shortened the back 1 1/2 inches and made the side dart 1/2 deeper. I added 1/2 inch to the bicep area of the sleeve which was easy peasy to do since this is a nice two piece sleeve.
At the sewing retreat I was
It's burn-out polyester but lightweight enough that it doesn't feel clammy. I do need to wear a camisole underneath so it wouldn't be suitable for the hottest and most humid summer days in Maryland. But a nice linen version would be comfy and I think I see a knee length linen dress in my future.
I wore it to visit a former classmate in Sarasota....and fell in love with Sarasota on a brief visit.
I wore it again to meet up with my local Naples sewing girlfriends which is always a delightful afternoon.
Not all my sewing retreat projects worked out so well. Next up I'll share one that needs more work and editing before I'm happy with it. Until then, I hope you have a project that pleases you when it is completed.