Vogue 8685 is possibly the easiest dress I've ever made, it's also super comfy and chic (well I think so anyway) which makes it a total winner in my book.
I've completed my first ever pattern review so if you want the full details head over there - but here's abbreviated version.
I cut out view c in a size 14, lengthened the waistband pieces by 1 inch, omitted the back zip and shortened the sleeves. Made a total rookie mistake - remembered to lengthen everything except the sleeves and when I tried it on the sleeves looked silly. I prefer my sleeves to be about elbow length because I always push them up so I guess it worked in my favour. There really aren't any wrinkles in the dress, it's just the way I'm standing. I have no idea how style bloggers manage so many poses. Every time I get in front of the camera I end up with my hands on my hips.
There you have it - my new work dress which also happened to be my birthday dress. I'm still planning a new dress for my party but I'll have to see how I go with time and fabric options.
Thank goodness blogger is working again. Gabrielle if you're reading this and the comments section is still not working then please drop me another email :)