|from the June 2008 issue|
|love the cording for the gathered shoulder seams!|
|as always, burda seems to be ahead of trends. I am sure I flipped right past this spread in 2008, but is looks pretty current now, doesn't it? I'd wear that yellow necklace towards the center of the page! Love it!|
And here are two version of #129 sewn up - with cap sleeve on the version on the right. The godets aren't even noticeable, are they? And I predict the underbust gathering (looks a little low to me, but whatever) will look just like that on DD, too, but she can style it up with lots of jewels and whatnot if she desires a closer fit.
I hope my coat mojo comes back when I finish this dress. That mess with unsuccessful muslin mockups really dampened my spirits. But, if am nothing if not determined! I ordered a batch of heavy-weight muslin ( from Steinlauf and Stoller last week. It arrived the very next day. When I call them, they are brisk, so I am, too. I give them the product number, yardage, credit card number and address and we are done. I admit I don't even ask the price or shipping costs, because they just seem too busy for any dithering. That is fine, I have always been happy with their prices and the insanely speedy service. I had my muslin within 24 hours.
Oh - one more thing! You know, I get the loveliest emails from readers and I especially appreciate hearing from locals. I tend to reply with the best of intention, agreeing to drop you a line next time I am headed to G Street so we can meet up and hang out. Then, when the time comes, I find myself in a time crunch and off I go, hoping to dash in and out and get back home to the sewing room. I really do want to meet up! I need local friends! Between the job in Baltimore and the home in the DC area, it can be hard to build up a network of local friends. We will do it. One day I will manage my time better and make the contact and we will get together! Til then, thank you for your patience!
And to my buds in the blogosphere, xoxo!!
More to come...