Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Next!

I'm just about to cut the pattern pieces for a BurdaStyle skirt from September 2010 Style 106, view B.  It's not a difficult pattern.  I like the lines and have an idea for the top stitching.

As I want to make "outfits" this year (I make too many separates from fabrics I love and then nothing really goes together!) I will also make this McCalls blouse - I've had the pattern a couple of years and have run out of excuses not to make it.  I'll be making the blue version.  I particularly like the fact that this pattern has pieces for varying cup sizes.


And here are the fabrics I will be using.  It sticks in my throat to say it, but they came from Hansons - the shop with bad customer service.  The green is 100% wool soft tweed to be lined in pink and the batik print is 100% cotton, just going through the washing machine at the moment.


Photographing on Mum's pale green carpet!
As ever with Burda I'll have to make a toile, but with McCalls I will tissue fit.  If I have any concerns at that stage, that's when I may make a toile for a pattern I haven't used before.

Posts to follow!  Enjoy your day.


PS  Purple Coat is still in the box....  It hasn't moved since coming back from Mums.  I am suitably embarrassed.

5 comments:

Karin said...

I end up making a lot of "orphans" too. It's a good idea to sew outfits. Wonder if I could get that organised...

Irene said...

Love your fabrics for the skirt and blouse! May-be your purple coat needs a "rest period", to be taken up again next fall? I often do this when I have too many things on the go that I know I won't finish in the proper season. Who wants to be finishing winter sewing in April or May?

novemberjuliet said...

I love that fabric combination!

Lauren said...

That green tweed is lovely, and it'll look great lined in the pink.
I've nominated you for an award at my blog today!
http://teaandcrumpetsvintage.blogspot.com/2011/02/very-stylish-gemma-at-bake-do-and-mend.html

Pin Queen said...

Thank you Lauren - does that mean I may have to think of something interesting about myself?!?