Thursday, May 1, 2008

Burda Update, 5/1/08

The little linen pants are just sitting here, waiting for me to deconstruct them. I am so seriously not in the mood for that right now. That's a project for first thing in the morning, so maybe on Saturday.

I had mentioned before that I wanted to make a top to go with the pants, #140 from the BWOF April/08 issue. I really wanted a nice white cotton with tiny pink rosebuds; unfortunately I couldn't find any. There were plenty of fabrics with dainty rosebuds, but all on cream backgrounds. So I went in a completely different direction an picked the daisy fabric on the right.

The blue fabric on the left will be used for the casings and drawstrings on the pants. I may also put a bow at the center front waist to mimic a drawstring.

My 16 year old daughter wants blouse 114; apparently she has a desert hike planned and doesn't have a thing to wear. Anyway, the blouse is two dots; I think I can probably handle that.

Before I get to that, though, she's been patiently waiting for me to make her a purse from some Asian-inspired brocades she picked out. Then a top for me, then the Burda top. I'm trying to take a page from the Everyday Sewist's playbook and do something every day, even if it's just pre-washing a fabric. Not my usual modus operandi, but maybe I can make it work.

5 comments:

goodworks1 said...

Paula, you said "I'm trying to take a page from the Everyday Sewist's playbook and do something every day, even if it's just pre-washing a fabric. Not my usual modus operandi, but maybe I can make it work."

That sounds like an excellent game plan. I think I'll try it also! And I'll try to stop by and encourage you each day, too. That'll give me some accountability!
Elaine

Paula said...

I'll keep an eye on you, too, but you better heal first, Missy!

I think I'll try to do a one-liner each evening about what sewing related activity I did that day. That will be some accountability!

Marita said...

Great combo!Beautiful color, I'm sure it will be a hit:-)
Marita

Kat said...

I can't wait to see the daisy top! Daisies are my favorite flower :) .

When Ladies Dressed said...

These will be sooo sweet! It's amazing how good you feel if you accomplish something, even a little something, most days!