Heather brown/grey 50% wool/50% cotton jersey from my local fabric store. The fabric doesn't feel scratchy like wool at all, it's super soft and hence the reason I don't want to take this dress off.
Notes on construction/alterations
This is one of those quick-to-make dresses that we all love. There are only 4 pattern pieces, plus a binding strip to finish the back neckline. I didn't make any alterations (although looking at the pictures, I'm wondering if I need a forward shoulder adjustment...).
BWOF tells you to stabilize the shoulder seams, back neckline, and front neck fold-lines with the ever elusive (to those of us in the US) Vilene Bias Tape. I finally broke down and purchased what I think is the equivalent - this iron-on bias tape, made in Japan - from my local fabric store. They carry it in black and white, bias and straight grain. It sure beats tediously cutting bias strips of fusible interfacing.
I wore this dress at a wine tasting last Thursday, it was a fundraiser for PONCHO, a local arts organization that my neighbor is involved with. Georg Riedel of Riedel wine glass fame led the tasting. He is quite the Austrian jokester, if you ever have the chance to attend a similar event with him, I highly recommend it. The great part was that we all went home with several of the company's best wine glasses.
Me & my new favorite dress dress with my husband, Georg, and my neighbor Margery.
In the mood to reduce/reuse/recycle, apparently, I made a cat toy with the scraps of fabric I had leftover from this project. I made a little pouch, filled it with fabric scraps and dried catnip, and voila. Tabitha approves.
And folks, I've decided that my BWOF Project of the Month series has come to an end... When I resubscribed to the magazine last year, I made it a goal to complete at least one project per issue, in a timely manner. My aim was to make sure I was making good use of the subscription (which I wasn't in the past), and now I know I certainly am. In fact BWOF has greatly overshadowed my interest in "The Big 4" and I couldn't survive without the subscription. I hope this gives me time to make more garments from back issues that continue to tempt me.