I’m finally back on a sewing roll, such a great feeling isn’t it? And the next project I’m tackling is piece number two of my winter wardrobe and the first garment that I’m making from the fantastic Burdastyle August 2017 issue. If you are thinking about trying out Burdastyle this is the issue you should hunt down and then prepare yourself for a lifelong addiction! I’ve said it before and it bears repeating; if you can handle the tracing and sparse instructions, you will be rewarded with some of the best drafted and more stylish patterns available on the market–at a great price too!
It is not an accident that around 80% of the garments I make from commercial patterns are Burdastyle. I’ve tried so many pattern companies over the years and Burdastyle is the one that consistently delivers the best value and designs in my opinion.
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Okay, so let’s talk about the skirt I’m making. This is one of my favourite skirt style, smooth over the tummy and then pleats below the bum. Plus I love the straps, they are attached with buttons at the back, such a nice thoughtful detail. I also splurged on the fabric, it is a navy wool/lycra gabardine from an Italian designer mill. I think it could have been meant for Gucci or perhaps Prada, if my memory serves me right. Super nice fabric anyway, skirts made of wool just looks so classy compared to, say, cotton gabardine. Much fewer wrinkles and a nicer drape.