First of all, I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone for all the encouragement and gorgeous helpful comments on the last couple of posts. I’m down in Wellington for a couple of days for work so I haven’t had a chance to do a proper catch-up and reply but it makes a lovely treat for the weekend.
Here’s what I made on Sunday afternoon. I really wanted to give McCall’s 6069 another try but this time swapping out the unflattering straight (and too short) skirt for my tried and true Burda Style Jenny pencil skirt. I just cut the back piece on the fold (leaving off the vent), stitched the darts and then gathered the top into the skirt before stitching. I still put in the elastic at the waist but the pencil outline was a lot nicer than the original.
I also left off the sleeves making it more summer suited and used a crepe textured knit. I wanted the option of wearing it to work so I used the square necked front from view C to make the back bodice.