Showing posts from February 27, 2011

Better late than never - Vogue 1018

Did I ever share this one with you? Vogue 1018  I didn't think so.  This is the Sandra Betzina skirt I began (and finished) this past December . Seriously love this skirt. As in capital L love. Although I might not love it as much as Shams .  She's made it five times already. I'm only now starting to think of sewing my second. It'd be a great summer skirt. Assuming, of course, that this winter will actually end. Because there have been days when I'm pretty sure warm weather will never again enter my life. But I digress... The skirt's a little out there for my work environment, but after some experimentation I believe this basic sweater/cami/skirt combo is tame enough for my office. Because black is so hard to see details, I tried lightening the photo a bit.  Did you notice I now have gray hair? The shape comes from the side tucked drape overlay as well as the small tucks near the hemline that create a ruching effect. Those small tucks w

BWOF Pencil Skirt with pleat detail

Pattern Description: Burda World of Fashion - Sept 2008 - number 119 - Pencil skirt with pleat panel at lower center back. I cut a size 40 which, according to the measurement chart, should have fit but it was a bit too tight. I ended up sewing an approx. 3/8" seams instead of 5/8" seams. Having not sewn with BWOF for quite some time I'm not sure yet where I fall in the sizing. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looks like the line drawing. Were the instructions easy to follow? Instructions are limited, but not much instruction is needed for this simple pencil skirt. The design calls for an invisible zipper and there is a small illustrated section included on how to insert an invisible zipper. The skirt is lined with a facing finishing off the waistline. The back pleat is just a pleated piece of fabric sewn onto the back of the skirt covering the walking slit - so you could easily add this detail yo