Friday, January 29, 2010
BurdaStyle Jenny Skirt
(this is my sewing den)
It's been awhile since my last post.
I've been busy with catching cold for some weeks, I know it sounds not funny. I think I need some outdoor-ish hobby other than sewing, to make myself tougher against those flu bugs.
Actually, when my friend M told me her idea about our "extreme sewing" (refer "extreme ironing" for understanding it) in this summer at some desolated coast of very lonely place where we have to walk for hours to reach, I thought I found my new outdoor hobby. No, I'm joking. We are not tough nor brave enough to call ours "extreme". But the idea of outdoor sewing, sewing buttons onto a shirt on the sea shore with my lovely sewing geeks sounds fun and something unusual. I think we'll do it. (photographs will be taken, of course.)
Other than planning our "not-so-extreme sewing" tour, I sewed a skirt. The pattern I used was Jenny from BurdaStyle. I really love this pattern! You can think the pattern looks too simple to pay for it, but I have different idea. I think that when it is simple, it's difficult to be outstanding or even distinguished as better among the same kind (obviously I am thinking Jenny is such cute). I mean it's more difficult to make a garment look particularly better when the design is simpler because all of those in comparison are practically similar. I always admire things that is simple AND beautiful, and I see Jenny in such way. I needed to buy it. (I have to admit that I love elaborate & beautiful designs too. But I shut up about it for now.)
Therefore I sewed one new simple skirt and one new simple pullover in ultra plain colors, hoping they look better than how they are described in words.
Now I need the spring to come.
BurdaStyle Jenny (skirt)
wool/polyester tweed, in pink+white+pale beige+hint of shiny silver
thin and not so soft, easy fray
no alteration including the length
anneeduex* p585d (pullover top)
wool smooth jersey, in oyster white
thicker than T-shirt weight jersey, stretch very well, very very soft
lengthened and widened the sleeves
Have a lovely weekend!