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.
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.