Friday 18 February 2011

Another quickie Burda, a skirt, plus sewing planner's masochism

I'm buying the lining for my Vintage Adele Simpson today, and in the meantime, making this Burda skirt with a fabulous gore at the back, from the February Issue. Unfortunately, it's designed for stretch, and using my lining as a muslin last night, I realized that a 38-42 wasn't going to work with unstretchy black cotton, so I cut a 40-44. I'm nursing an immobilized husband with a serious back fracture full-time, so not much time for sewing, plus I've got so much work to do on the latest manuscript. Helping to host visiting agents and one editor at a writer's conference in Geneva all weekend.
Feeling like I'm always three days behind myself!, I made things worse by picking up the March Burda, already out on our news stands, so I see a lot of projects I'm interested in for spring. Really a masochist, right?


  1. You do sound very busy and I hope your husband gets well quickly - that sounds awful. That skirt pattern is a standout - what a fantastic back detail.

  2. I really like the gored skirt pattern. Where can I find it?