I have decided to make a dress for my husband's company's Christmas party. The one I have chosen is a BWOF 5-2009-103. (photos from Burdafashion.com)
It looks very fitted on the model and I assume she must have a shaper on to make it look so smooth. The pleating in the front is like the technical drawing but less like the model. I considered not having a center back seam but knew I'd have to take a swayback adjustment and upper back curve adjustment. My major concern was the front and whether it was too low cut and not enough coverage requiring major adjustments.
I have started on the muslin and so far, it appears to fit straight off the pattern for a 36.
The dress is going to be a true red jersey knit of a heavier weight. I'll post more photos as I get started- the dress needs to be done by next week. I'd really like to get a pair of sexy shoes but since I'm on a limited budget this year, it probably won't happen. But look at my choices: