November 21, 2011 by Janna Roznos
I have been sewing and have several completed garments to blog about however, I just have not made the time to sit down and gather my thoughts to blog about them nor have I had anyone around to take pictures of me. So yesterday, before we climbed in the car to go to my mother-in-laws 75th birthday, I had my DH snap a few photos of me wearing my skirt, Burda 10-2011-103.
DH is much taller than I am so every photo he has ever snapped of me is looking down (I have some remarkable photos of the top of my head). But I figure ‘beggars can’t be picky’ so I thanked him for his efforts.
This skirt is a jean style skirt but each panel is cut on the bias. I read somewhere (don’t remember where) that this is called a maxi skirt.
It is super cute in a plaid, but I didn’t want to sew it up in a plaid because I am ‘bottom heavy’ so a plain fabric suits me better (or at least I think so). This is stretch twill, which I purchased years ago at JoAnn’s Fabrics. Another bit of fabric from my Fabric Closet.
Although the back shows some odd wrinkles –
(I think it is because I am not standing up straight. ) The skirt is very comfortable however, it is a tiny bit restrictive when walking up and down stairs. This could be due my choice of fabric – even though the fabric is a stretch twill it is not that stretching on the bias. Ultimately, I like the skirt and will probably wear it quite a bit, especially after I make a matching jacket and thus have a suit; however, I don’t think I would make the skirt again only because I do have LOTS of other patterns I would like to sew up from the same issue of Burda.
However, next up is a Burda blouse (11-2010-106) I am almost finished with it – just few more hours and I will have another great blouse to wear. Hopefully it won’t be so long between blog entires. . . I’m keeping my fingers crossed!