Thursday, February 21, 2013

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: 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.


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

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

  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.

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

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