Monday, 6 September 2010
Self Stitched September 6
Burda World of Fashion Skirt, 06-2008-122, Linen, lined with cotton batiste
Jalie Sweetheart Top, merino jersey knit
I made this skirt in October 2008, and have not worn it all that often, but would like to wear it more frequently. I made it because I liked the look of the tie on the yoke, but this makes any untucked top look peculiarly lumpy, and is placed so that if you wear an open cardigan or top, that side rucks up over the tie. The waist is a little loose, so I can only wear knit tops tucked in, as woven blouses work themselves out, so I spend all day tucking them in again. This skirt sounds even more limited when I write down the issues! Maybe I should make another one with no tie.
I would like to wear it more, despite these issues, so plan to make more knit tops - this is a lack in my wardrobe.
I really like the top. I made it in July, and have worn it very frequently, and it is holding up well. The Jalie sweetheart top (2787) is one of my favourite knit patterns and I have made around 20 versions (for several different people).