Vogue 1236 Work Dress

Hello corporate world! This week I created two new garments to add to my work wardrobe. This little black and white combo is super comfy and perfect for any corporate office. You could even dress it with a large waist belt.


My work is in Brisbane city and is VERY corporate but I seriously love it. Despite them moving our teams up and down the floors every few months, it’s a really cool place to work. They hold some crazy events and last week they gave away free gelato in the foyer. Next fortnight they are having a puppies and piccolo coffee day! Every time an email comes around we all Skype each other, “PUPPIES & PICCOLO!!!”

So yes, being in a fun, corporate office means that I love to dress up and get involved with work events and just enjoy being around some of the most amazing, talented and friendly people.


This is an older DKNY pattern that is no longer in print. I’ve had this pattern from when I first started sewing back around 2012. It a very simple dress and one that would be perfect for beginner sewers. I love that it had these really big deep pockets, had a slip over baggy-style dress which you can dress up with a large waist belt.


Description: Loose fitting pull-on sleeveless dress with waist tie and top front pleats.
Pattern: Vogue 1236
Material: Lightweight Linen



This BurdaStyle shirt is one of my favs to create. I’ve already made it a million times which you can see in my first BurdaStyle button up shirt and the second Checked button up shirt post.


Description: This chic button up blouse can be made short or long enough to be worn as a tunic with leggings. It features dramatic cuffs and darts for a flattering silhouette.
Pattern: BurdaStyle Button up Tunic
Material: Cotton Voile


This dress can also be sewn in a number of different fabric types. Below I’ve used a light-weight linen but I’ve previously sewn it in a cotton sateen and it worked just as nice.


Both outfits are really simple, easy to make and create the perfect work combo. I’ll definitely keep these patterns out to make a few more! Does anyone have any great work patterns that they love to use? I’ve actually worn my new Colette Macaron’s to work a few times now and LOVE them!

Happy Sewing!

Erin xx


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