Saturday, June 16, 2007

oh marie


I haven't visited BurdaStyle in a few months, so was most delighted when SpidersKnit sent me a link to one of their new designs. While that dress was a wee bit fancy for l'il ol' me to wear while knitting anoraks or growing mushrooms (did I mention my portobello kit in the laundrey?), this looks far more suitable for everyday. Yes, you can snicker. I'm imagining it in a terrible 70s metallic brocade. It's a bit of a pity design-wise that it doesn't have an invisible zipper, but a plus Lupinbunny-wise, as I don't know how to put an invisible zipper in. It's also unlined, which I'm a bit disappointed about. I'm torn between trying to put a lining in myself, and just being glad that I won't have to pay for lining too. Maybe I could spend the money I save on lining on some collagen injections so I can pout like the model. I'd like that.

I'm going to buy the fabric on Monday afternoon. Monday through Friday is my Super-Special Holiday - not even going to work on my dissertation. I'm going to sew Built By Wendy top, the Lotta Jansdotter reversible apron, a cushion cover and some placemats. And that Marie skirt. Busy me!

7 comments:

marirob said...

Can't wait to see what you complete during your Super-Special holiday! I think that skirt will look fab in a metallic brocade - I love it!

christina said...

Oooh, I like that skirt. How did I not notice that before? Have a great sewing week!

risa said...

i looooooooooooooooove the skirt! and it looks great with those knee highs and peep toes.

jazzyknits said...

oh wow cool, i love that, and thanks for the link, I didn't know that burdastyle existed!!! I wanna get sewing big time.. have fun making this!!

Dawn said...

That skirt is fantastic. Love the hat on the model too, Ha. What's the Jansdotter book like? I keep meaning to investigate, but not until I finally get my mitts on a sewing machine.

Scribbles & Bits said...

Mmmmmm! Portabellos! Can't wait to see all your accomplishments!

Karen said...

Thanks for introducing me to the Burda Style website! I had no clue it existed, and fell in love with that dresss! As soon as I'm done making the new Built by Wendy hoodie (3694) and that free dress pattern for the super simple shift dress on Burda Style I will be making that dress as well. I'm so glad it's summer and I have a few weeks of time before I get busy!!!