In 2011, I made this Maggie London dress for myself and it quickly became a favorite, despite the color not being a shade I was overly fond of. I like brown, but generally favor a darker bittersweet chocolate shade...dark like espresso. This brown was just too chocolate milk for me.
What I loved about this dress was that it looked refined enough for wearing to work, but felt like a nightgown on. What's not to love about that? It was also fitted enough for layering. I often wear a cardigan or jacket over it.
Unfortunately, since 2011, I've gained some weight and could no longer squeeze into that dress :(
Solution: make another in my current size AND in a neutral I love:
I predict this is going to be a staple in my wardrobe.
I like how the pleats meet on the side:
I just wish I had taken out a little bit of length in the back, above the waist seam. But no big deal. I think those wrinkles are exaggerated a bit by my posture in this picture.
And, I'll probably wear it with a topper during our chilly seasons anyway.
I sewed the denim jacket a few years ago as well. It's also one of my go-to pieces. Perhaps I should make another in a different color? When something works, it works!