Sunday, May 23, 2010

What am I working on?

Well the Burda magazine shirtdress (April issue, 116) is done. I love it! I think it will be one of my go to dresses. Here are some details, full review later when I wear it. The above photo shows the color better.

I have worked on a pattern with a yoke before,another Burda, but it was my first collar with a stand, I'm proud of my results.

I had picked out the fabric to make this Simplicity skirt but I realized that it was too flimsy to get the pretty high waistband to look right. I now have to find something else in my stash...

I have also been knitting the Flutter Sleeve Cardigan from Interweave Knits spring 2008. I loved it when I first received the magazine and bought the yarn from especially for it. I started this spring and I hope to finish it to wear this summer. The yarn is splitty (I don't think it is a real word, but it describes the yarn well!), so I can't go too fast or I'll end up with lose pieces. Once this front band is sewn I can block the pieces, sew them and add the cuffs. There are lots of nice details in this pattern.

And No everything I make is not orange, even though you might think otherwise from this post!

It is a rainy day today, I'm glad I did yard work yesterday. Kids have homework to do and since we won't be going for a hike today I might get some sewing done.

Enjoy your Sunday!


  1. Busy woman you! Is that the same dress as Karen made?

  2. Hi Connie,
    No, Karen's is from the plus section with a wider neckline.

  3. I hate collar stands and have sworn I'll never do another one. Can't wait to see the entire shirtdress!!

  4. Your stand collar looks so professional. I'm yet to succeed with one.

  5. Looking forward to seeing the photos of you wearing the garment. It looks beautiful.

  6. Really nice looking collar! My first one did *not* look like that.


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