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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 elann.com 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!

6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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