Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Burda Kids Fashion and Burda WOF May 2009

Do you keep older Burda issues or are you quick to purge your copies if they do not immediately appeal to your current taste? I tend to keep mine--but then I haven't bought many Big 4 patterns since I started collecting my magazines. Well, I do still buy, but not just to have a source of inspiration and style details like I used to.

I made a jumper for my soon-to-be seven year old DGD. I saw a cute jumper at a nice children's chain and thought "I can make that!" and started searching through my Ottobre collection for a suitable pattern. I found lots of OK ones, but just not what I had in my mind. Then I got out the kids' issues of Burda I have had since my older DGD (now 13) was a baby. Voila! Found a simple jumper in this issue and made the corduroy jumper below from the pattern. This is style #604 (a pinafore dress) made in a size 122. When shopping at my local H & M for a coordinating long sleeve t shirt, I found a two pack of pink shirts. What to make to go with the darker pink shirt?

I had purchased this piece of corduroy hoping it would match the piece above--wrong color. The yard piece was just the right amount for skirt #138 from the May Burda WOF. This is an easy skirt with an invisible zip in back and a waist treatment created by pleating the top and stitching down the pleats--no waistband. I did make a casing on the inside to accommodate some buttonhole elastic. DGD is pretty slim and I'd like the skirt to stay up! LOL The ribbon belt does not look like a good match in this photo, but it is in real life!
I know DGD has several pairs of pink (light and dark) leggings to wear with these outfits when the weather gets colder.
I finished up this skirt in spurts--still sitting around most of the day wih my leg elevated. I thought I felt good yesterday and may have overdone it a bit.
My next project is on the cutting table--a vest I bought and downloaded from Burda Style. It is one the top 5 downloads and just a classic longer vest. This is cut out of a remnant of some wool blend fabric I got at Michael Levine's--made a pair of Loes Hinse Oxford pants and had a piece left over. I guess I forgot to have DH photograph those pants...oh well!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

On the Mend

No sewing--I had outpatient surgery on my right knee on Friday to correct a torn medial meniscus. I am doing well and hope to be up and running (well, walking) in a few days. I did download a vest and want to get it put together and ready to cut out. First things first with the knee, then I'll be ready to tackle the sewing projects!

Be back soon!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Slight Detour--Life Issues!

I have been doing a little sewing, but more visiting of my dad in the hospital, back at his care facility, checking on details for his care, etc. Also, seems I did some damage to my knee while playing at Disneyland with my grands. Monday will reveal the results of the MRI--always something!

I'll be back!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Finally Photos! Burda Top

Well, the grand kids went home and we finally put things back where we usually keep them. DH took a photo of the #108 Burda top from July 2009. It is OK--I always like these designs in the magazine and then not so much on me. I think I'll wear it with black pants or capris and a cami.

I also bought DGD some sale stuff at the Children's Place--they had these green shorts for a really cheap price, but no top that really went with them. So--I bought a white shirt and an extra pair of shorts. Cut up the extra shorts and got a couple of strips to make an embellishment around the neckline. I cut off the little heart and made a patch for the shirt. Still very thrifty and I think it's a cute outfit! I have more fabric left and may do something on some longer pants for when the weather begins to get cooler.

I am currently working on Vogue 8379, the DVF wrap dress in some fabric I bought at the Michael Levine Loft store. Will post more on that later.