sorry for not posting in a while. Works a bit busy at the moment. My new co-worker ( the bread as we call him...) is on vacation at the moment and I'm trying to get as much stuff done there, plus I'm organizing a weekend for all my gaming friends and me and I'm also spending a lot of time with fibre things.
First : my newest knitting projects (scroll down for sewing and surprise!)
My simple knitted bodice by stitch diva
the picture is already over a week old and I've progressed a bit and will start with the lace waist detail soon
Next is my dads b-day gift "my so called scarf" the most boring thing I have knit in a while. I do like the fabric I'm producing but somehow it is just boring....
I haven't done a thing to my scandinavian dress :) because I really need to do some stashburning first.
So here's my review of my newest burda top:
Inspired by Christina Sonjas aka assorted notions review of the top no 115 of the october 2007 burda wof I needed to make this one too. So I traced the pattern in the smallest available size (38) and went to sewing.
Picture courtesy of burda wof
I added the seam allowance while I traced the pattern. I find this is easier with jerseys, which don't hold any tailors chalk well IMHO.
The fabric I used is a very light jersey, that I got in a swap. It might me rayon but I'm not sure. The instructions recommends a 2way stretch fabric and I would say, that it should be pretty drapey too. The jersey fit the bill perfectly.
Instructions: The German instructions are o.k. I believe Christina Sonja found that there is a translation mistake in the English pattern and has included a great small tutorial in her review how to make the front pleat.
Sewing: easy but the outcome is pretty decent! Note: the neckline is pretty low. I'm totally fine with that beeing me ;) but for you, who don't like to show off a little more skin, I would recommending altering it.
I've already started a second shirt because it is so easy to sew and in a very short time my stash is 2.25m shorter ;)
So, this is me
Third: surprise (without pics yet)
I took a spinning class yesterday and my handspindle and I becoming friends and now I understand why Victor is striving for very thin yarn! It's obsessive! ANd I want sock yarn and another spindle....
I also tried a spinning wheel but I was spinning too fast ( I learned to sew on a treadle machine. I want speed....) and I can't draft the fibre fast enough!
Last, not least. My favourite song this week "murderer" by low. The cd is on the way to my postbox!!