Skip to main content

Burda 7576 and Butterick 5249 complete!

So this is the pencil skirt from Butterick 5249. I really like this pattern.... There are no darts and the fit is great! As you can see I made the belt loops as well. I haven't done that since high school.  I'm trying to push myself to do things I haven't done before (or that I've shied away from).  I figured I'd better get some practice since Lynn convinced me to try Jalie 2908 (yay!)  I even stretched myself and constructed the belt for the skirt. I had some trouble there and will have to work on technique.

Of course, my biggest concern was that the garment would scream "home made." I don't mind telling you it's home-made, but I don't need it to look home-made!! Anyway, I managed to make it work and I'm pleased with the outcome.


Conversation with my son:
Me: Buddy, I need you to take the pics of my outfit
Son:  Which one?
Me: The one I wore Sunday...
Son: Oh...you mean the one with the blouse that looked like it was exploding! And the color of that skirt made my head hurt!
Me: Er...uhh...then, you were looking at it way too long, son, way too long....














I am pleased with the Burda 7576 top, too; however, next time I will use a knit and lengthen it a bit (I may also need cut it a size larger--it's clearly cut for a B-cup).  It's a nice pattern to have the on hand.  I had the tags made in the mid-90s.  I've begun using them again in my finished garments.  

I haven't made belt loops since high school.
I'm glad I added them. 


My attempt at making the belt; turning the point was rough.  In the end,
 I couldn't find the right sized buckle, so I opted out of it.

Comments

  1. I love it. It's such a classy outfit. You love wonderful!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love it. The fit is great and that's one of my favorite shades of green.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi, I just love both of these garments - unlike your son, I could look at them forever! I'll probably rush out and buy the patterns now! Also, I see you are in the Fearless February challenge - so am I. Pop over and say hi, if you like. I also want to join the sew your own wardrobe for a year challenge - who do I contact?

    I think the blouse looks fantastic, as does the green.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very nice, both the top and the skirt. They look great on you.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's a great outfit. The fit of the skirt looks great as well, incredible that it is without darts!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Simplicity 2151 - Linear polka dots!

It's a wild print, but I went for it!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Princess seams--they are my favorite. The sleeve detail is nice, and the collar style is my second favorite (shawl collars are my favorite). The length of the top is great for slacks. It's roomy without being too loose. The fit is "Amazing Fit" series.

Fabric used: 
Silky print, but I would love to make it in a print that has just a bit of stretch.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. The "Amazing Fit" series is great and offers alternate bra cup sizes. That's why I chose it. The fit really is great.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, however, in a different fabric. The fabric I selected puckers easily.

Conclusion:
Good staple top as a wardrobe builder. I could do with a red, black, and white version of this.







KwikSew K4028 - Rust with black stripes

My first KwikSew pattern.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Very easy. It's first Kwik Sew pattern. I will be back.... The instructions suggest serving. I made the mistake of serging the sleeve opening--big mistake. It was difficult to turn under the hem to topstitch.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It only took 2.5 hours from cut out to finish.

Fabric used:
Ponte knit

Pattern alterations:
None

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely. Lovely cowl! I loved sewing it. The pieces came together well. I will use a lighter knit to make it again. It's a great year round top for knits of all weights.

Conclusion:
The top wore really well. I really love the color. It will be a "go-to" pattern for me






Busy Season...Some Sewing, Some More Sewing, a New Book, and Even More Sewing!

Well…the past few months have been exciting! While it appears I haven’t been sewing, I have completed a few garments…. I have also been busy launching a new book as well! I'm reviewing 4 garments in this post!  

Columbia Style WeekNatalea and I were asked to construct some of the garments for this year's event.  It was our first time working with "drafted patterns."  It took a bit of getting used to the idea, but we both managed to complete the garments for which we were responsible!  I learned that I routinely underestimate how long it will take to complete a garment.  I made both jackets (Natalea made the blouses).  My estimates came in at about four hours each.  I will at least 4 hours short in both estimations!  We were constructing right down to the day before.  It was a great experience, but I prefer not to sew under that sort of pressure.  I think I'll pass next time :-)


McCall's 6564 and NewLook 6107I love this fabric, and the top is great, too!  It ru…