|Burda magazine skirt pattern no. 105 09/2012|
Winter weather really kicked in hard this week: snow, drizzle, ice and temperatures below zero. My master plan for coping with this dismal weather: get my hair cut to my (shorter) summer length and pull out (ahem, buy new) lightweight fabric and start making summer clothes. As if all this would somehow magically make the winter end sooner. Alas I have to report my attempts so far have been dreadfully unsuccessful, it's still cold and icy outside and on top of it I ended up with a mild bladder infection.
Amended master plan: drink some icky tea to fight the infection and continue sewing. My current project is a super cute skirt that combines a striped jeans fabric with my newly discovered passion for yellow. I used the yoke piece from the Burda magazine skirt pattern and drafted the skirt pieces myself. I've designed it so that the left front section will have a channel for two parallel grosgrain ribbon strings that can be tied to achieve a ruched effect.
As an afterthought I decided to use some of the many buttons I've accumulated over the years and sew a buttoned heart. The first heart had all blue buttons which was nice but something was still missing. In a flash of inspiration I decided to add one yellow button. I got a really nice coconut button with yellow enamel.
|blue mother of pearl buttons & yellow thread; yellow coconut button & blue thread|
|right side of the skirt with yellow stitching|
|inside the skirt, the white ribbon will be used to attach the underskirt to the ruched skirt piece|