Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wardrobe Contest Item #1 Burda 9-2009-131 Brown Corduroy Skirt

Burda 9-2009-131

I have finally finished something for the wardrobe contest and have reviewed it. I originally didn't know what skirt pattern I wanted to use my brown cord. I poured through my Burda magazines. I really like this skirt when I first looked through the magazine but didn't think it would work because the pockets would accentuate my hips. Looking through this time I fell in love with this one again. Looking again I realized that since there is no bulk from the pockets it would still be flattering. I decided to give it a try.

Pattern Description: Large leather-bound patch pockets with buttoned flaps provided the main attraction on this classic cord skirt.

Pattern Sizing: 36-46 By my measurements I a made a 42 tapering out to a 44 at the hip. I had to take it in a inch and it is still a bit big.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Very much!

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were pretty easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like the pocket styling.

Fabric Used: Brown fine wale corduroy

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't have any leather so I did do the pockets as they described. I used tan piping instead.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely recommend this pattern.

Conclusion: This was a quick skirt to sew up. I did have to take some time to get the pockets to match but after the pocket application it went smoothly.

I really liked how this turned out. It is a easy skirt with cute style. I think I would make it again but would probably change the pockets to different locations.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

How Much Fabric? Card Giveaway

Grosgrain posted about a giveaway for these awesome pocket cards that help you figure out how much fabric you need for different garments.

Check them out they are really neat!

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I'm Still Around!

I know it has been a while since I have checked in with you all. Life has been happening and not as much sewing. I have finished a couple more garments from my wardrobe challenge and sometime soon I will get pictures and review them. I wore them today and forgot to get pictures (as usual).

It seems like my motivation for sewing has been a little lacking lately. The skirt I made took way longer than it should have but I like the results. I think I have been a bit frustrated lately because that garment haven't gone together as I would have liked. I did get a Jalie shirt made up last night that went pretty quickly so that was a nice boost.

Well, enough rambling. I will hopefully be back soon with some garments.

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