The pink jacket was a bargain that come home with me from Indianapolis (Nine West, boucle). The problem was that it was not ‘my colour’. So not much, if anything, in my wardrobe went with it.
Is it a bargain if the only other garments that go with it are in flat pack 2 meter lengths?
The answer is no, it’s not a bargain; it’s a way to create more sewing projects. As if I need that!
Pattern: BurdaStyle 07-2011-121
Size: 36 – 44, I made a 42
Fabric: Silk charmeuse
Changes I made:
- No ruffles
- No horizontal seam. I didn’t cut out the front or back as two pieces: laid the pieces together and cut out as one (for the back) and added a dart where front pieces didn’t match (moved apex back to the side seam about 4 cm so that the dart apex was not on my bust apex). The pieces were more curved than the dart will be but top is loose fitting and this isn’t a problem
- No interfacing. I interlined the cuffs and collars with a double layer of white silk habitoi. I didn’t do anything to the front facing apart from cutting it on the selvedge and turning back twice (there are three layers). This was not an issue for button holes, luckily! as there were eight of them to make.
It’s interesting that I’ve always had this pattern with these changes in mind for this fabric. Usually my plans change multiple times.
Pattern: BurdaStyle 08-2011-122
Size: 34 – 42, I made a 42 with a 1 cm sway back adjustment and a bit of further adjustment over the hips for fit.
Fabric: Italian stretch cotton
Changes I made:
- Mid knee length
- No pockets
- Waist height increased by 1 cm
- Split instead of back vent
- Elastic in waist instead of interfacing and a facing (same as the hot pink ponte skirt)
- Double needle for the hem to keep the stretchiness.
I’m surprisingly happy with this neutral skirt. It might be boring but it seems to go with many other things in my wardrobe too.
Like Allison C, I don’t know why I didn’t have a khaki/camel skirt in my wardrobe earlier. Lucky I bought that pink jacket after all!