Monday, May 3, 2010

Month End Review - April 2010

Running a little late here on the month-end review, but better late than never - especially when I'm about 3/4 of the way there on the no-longer-plus Burda dress.

Fairly productive month overall - 7 projects, 13 yards of fabric out the door. Okay, so one of them was a wadder and a yard was donated to a theatrical project, but that leaves 5 wearable items, so I'm not complaining.

My favorite piece for the month is BWOF 2/09 #124, the sheath dress that I wore for Mario's birthday dinner. It went together quickly, it fits beautifully, and it recommended itself highly for many other versions. You know it's a good pattern when you're mentally sewing the next version and you haven't finished the first one yet!

The vote for most-worn (already) goes to the Jalie scarf-tie top, which has gotten two wearings to work, and more than a few compliments. I'm late to the Jalie party, but I'll catch up.

For sheer fun (and cleavage), there's BWOF 8/2007 #105, the striped knit top. I feel a little precarious in this one unless I'm wearing a godo bra, but sometimes you just need a top like this. And I love to play with stripes.

I don't think I've ever made two consecutive pieces from one issue of Burda before, but the raglan-sleeve blouse on the left was the next pattern up after the sheath dress. I borrowed a sleeve from an older, similar shirt because I just can't do Burda's puffed sleeves.

Some of my productivity can be explained by my signing up for the Spring Month of Tops, but spring also requires new bottoms, and my floaty godet skirt from Burda 2/2007 #113 has moved quite happily into my wardrobe.

I'm working away on my new Burda dress and should have a finished project to show off in a day or two. If I can, I'm going to get a bit more done in the morning so I can take it to book club tomorrow night to do the hand-sewing on the hems. I'm nowhere near buttonhole stage, or I'd spend the 90 minutes sewing on buttons instead of snacking.

Sewing as a diet plan? That could work.


Karin van Dam said...

I'm impressed, you have been very productive. And with beautiful results!

Vicki said...

Good month! I think the dress is my favourite too :)

Nancy K said...

The dress is good, but my favorite is the striped top. It's hot girl!

Gretchen the Household Deity said...

Such a productive month!!! Sewing as a diet plan sounds better than any other diet plan.

Peter Lappin said...

Great stuff, Karen!