Friday, April 22, 2011

Burda Love - 9/2007 #102

I love myself some Karen right now. A couple of months ago she gave me this fabric along with a couple other pieces.
When I saw it, it immediately reminded me of Spring and I knew I wanted to make an a-line skirt with pleats in it. I also knew it would not be living in my stash too long because I was in love with the print on the fabric. Very retro, 70’s I think and I LOVE IT!!!! Anyway, I flipped through my Burda patterns and tried to figure out what pattern would work as I only had a certain amount of fabric to work with. I settled on BWOF 9/2007 #102 .
When I started making this skirt, I didn’t realize how much I would love it.

It was my first time sewing pleats, and they turned out really good I think, but you can let me know.

When I wore my skirt to work, I got so many compliments. I’ve started to learn not to say anything like, “oh I made it”.

One of my co-workers actually went there though and said, “you didn’t make that did you”, I of course beamed and said yes. She in turn gave me major kudos and told me how nice it was. I can tell you now that I will be making this skirt again, but possibly in a solid color.

I’m not sure yet. Oh and I did break down, I know I said I wouldn’t buy any clothes until after May but Jones of New York was having a sale and the button down shirts were $14.99 to $19.00. I couldn’t pass that up and I needed a couple of things to get me started for Spring so, I broke down. The white tuxedo blouse I’m wearing with my skirt in these pictures is one of the blouses I purchased. I am happy to admit, I didn’t go overboard, I only purchased 3 tops. I don’t think that’s too bad and I’m not going to chastise myself for it. It’s so not worth it. Now as for fabric buying well, I tried and I did pretty good for about two months until I ran out of knit fabric to sew tops. It was down hill from there. I’m finding that if I stay out of the fabric stores, I’m fine, and if I go to Joanns, I make sure it’s on a day when it’s all about the pattern sales. That’s been holding me of late. Plus I’ve been doing a little organizing in the sewing room. It’s a real eye opener when you find out you have a fabric store in your house. I’ve been having some fun getting re-acquainted with some old friends I forgot I had.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Up next, Burda 7866.

15 comments:

Mama Violet said...

Cute pattern and great choice of fabric! Lovely.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is a very pretty skirt on you in a great print! Yeah!!! You successfully made pleats!

Adelaide B said...

Love it! That fabric is great.

Susan said...

With all of the sewing you do, I'm surprised this was your first time at pleats. By the look of your new skirt, you are already a professional at them! Great spring skirt for sure.

You just reminded me that I have that Burda top cut up and hidden away somewhere in my house, waiting to be sold.

Lisette M said...

Well no wonder you love your new skirt! It's fantastic!
And that Burda pattern top? It has been missing from my local Joann's forever!! Can't wait to see your version!

Eugenia said...

Gorgeous!! I love the style and that fabric is soooo fabulous - you look amazing in this skirt.

Elaray said...

Perfect marriage of fabric and pattern. You look great in that skirt!

Myra said...

Ohhhhh I really like this very much!!

meli88a said...

This skirt is so bold, it just shouts Spring! Fantastic on you.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Fantastic skirt! You really made the most of that fabric, what fun.

narcissaqtpie said...

I love the print with the details on the blouse! Fab.

Tanya said...

Just wanted to say thanks for making PR weekend such a great time, we will have to keep in touch.I'm still chuckling about the "wedding fire" lol.

couturearts said...

Yeah, I just put your blog on my reader to keep up with what you are sewing. It was great seeing you last weekend. Claudine

Kyle said...

LOL about the underwear--it made me laugh! Wish I brought it down to dinner or breakfast. I'm going to make a pair this morning, hopefully blog about it today too. I'm thinking bananas!

Monique said...

I can completely understand how you got so many compliments! That skirt is gorgeous! Yes it is springy and retro. It looks great on you and you knocked those pleats out of the park!!!

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