Well I have made another pair of trousers but this one is not the Burda pattern. That would just be boring after a while. I decided to make a shorter pair that won't be hanging in the slush that will follow the snow fall shortly. The other two pairs I made before are very long so I can wear them with heels, this one even works with wellies. Tried it today.
Although I did make a different pattern, I still kept the button up front detail because I love that look. It kind of instantly says vintage or retro to me. The button up front on this one however is different to the Burda one, which is only and interfaced panel attached to the front of the trousers. This one is more like the Kasia skirt on Burdastyle and features pockets. Very awesome detail in the cold part of the year because you can warm your hands and hide the millions of tissues used. Hahaha.
When I first made up the trousers, they were absolutely massive on me, not even close to my size. I don't know what happened there but some major alterations were in order.
I had an order to make a dress for a customer last/this week. She had this amazing midnight blue silk she wanted me to use and I was happy to transform it into a dress to wear to a party. The brief was a halter dress with a V neckline and a full circle skirt. And this is what I came up with. Unfortunately by the time I got to take pictures it was already dark and I had to take them with the flash on. The colour of the material is much nicer than it shoes in the pictures. I sent it off the same night because it was wanted for this Friday. I hope I get a picture of her wearing it.
Anyway onto the pictures:
Anyway onto the pictures:
I know these 2 pictures are a bit dark but they show the colour. Looooove it so much and want a dress like this too now.
I made another pair of the Burda trousers. I just love the pattern so much and I am sure this is not the last version of it. I found the material in my local fabric shop. It's a nice gabardine and drapes beautifully. I loved the colour. It's a very deep charcoal. Had to have it and transform it into trousers straight away. I can't believe I have always been scared of making them. Maybe it's just this pattern but I hope it's not. There is a very nice pair in the November issue of Burdastyle which I would love to try.
Now my version of the Burda 8488
Remember the wedding dress i made a while back? Well the lovely Katja has send me some pictures of her wearing it. The wedding isn't going to be until next year but it's sweet of her to supply me with some happy pictures before then. I loved working on that dress and the best part is that she is just so happy with the finished product.
doesn't she make just the cutest bride ever?
I had some friends from Germany staying with me for a long weekend so I didn't get any sewing done to show on the blog. We had a great time together and I am missing them already.
Before my friends got here I finished another dress or better sack! I just didn't get a chance to blog it.
It's one of the vintage patterns I bought not so long ago and super easy to put together BUT it's completely shapeless. I mean you already get an idea from the envelope pictures but it's worse in real life. Just not flattering on my body shape at all.
See for yourself.
not too bad with the belt
without the belt
Big no no without it though.
I'll wear this around the house I think when I do my cooking and cleaning or sewing.