As the late, great Alan Rickman says in the comic film, Galaxy Quest, 'Never Give Up, Never Surrender!'
Remember the 'Epic Fail' blue linen jumpsuit on which I spent so much money for high-quality imported linen, only to end up with a baggy, crumply mess I wore only once, to the Verbier Music Festival when our Fiddlerkid was performing? (below) The Burda Style pattern featured a very long torso and the design was suitable only to Burda's choice of a satiny, drapey fabric that settled discreetly over the elasticated waist. My quality linen puffed out too much.
The waste of such good fabric hurt my heart. I finally bit the bullet and ripped out the waist seam and made a very serviceable work shirt and pair of pull-on pants that I've been actually getting wear out of all summer. Here's my new rescue version, cut in half.
The new white wrap shirt above is a second version of the Burda Easy Japanese workshirt I already blogged, below, (this time without the sleeves.) The white version is a direct copy of the model featured on the cover of that edition of Burda Easy,
which is why I fell in love with the pattern in the first place. Because of its tight wrap effect at the waist, I can get away with a pretty unexciting elasticated waist from the jumpsuit as it was.
Great rescue operation!ReplyDelete
Thanks, SewRuthie! I haven't posted in a while, but as you can see from my two 'confinement posts' today, my sewing has kept me very busy during lockdown. Hope this finds you well.ReplyDelete
That was a seriously great save! Both pieces are fantastic! Though I really liked the jumpsuit!ReplyDelete
Thanks, KS, you're obviously a very kind person. But it was a hot ballon of blue. I'll probably only master the jumpsuit when it's totally over as a fashion item. That's always the way...ReplyDelete