Thursday, December 9, 2010

Burda 4-2010-125--Boucle Skirt

Back several months ago when put their Vera Wang Lavendar label fabric on sale for $1.95 a yard, I bought this piece of Wool Blend Tweed Boucle.  It is descrbed as being teal in color, but it is more of a green.    I love the color green.  I debated over what to make with it and I finally decided to make a the skirt Burda 4-2010-125.  I would link you to the line drawing, but I no longer know how to get to them since Burda "improved" their website.  AHEM!!!  Anyway, I digress.
Here is the fabric:
The skirt was very simple to sew.  I didn't pay much attention to the instructions because, well, it is Burda we are talking about.  Also, I have made plenty of skirts.  I lined it in a basic hunter green polyester.  I think the fabric may be a little heavy to support the pleats on the back hem, but I like them anyway.  I omitted the bow that the pattern called for.  I love bows, but I just thought the material might be a little heavy for it.

Front View 

Back View
Inside with lining

Shoe and tights closeup

Here is how I wore the outfit to work today.

Rosette Merona cardigan:  Target
Blouse:  JCrew "Frances" Cami (on sale)
Tights: Modcloth
Shoes:  Gap

I have pretty much abandoned making pants for awhile.  I just don't enjoy doing it enough to deal with the fitting issues.  I really don't have a big problem finding RTW pants to fit, so that is probably the reason I am not real motivated.  Right now I am working on a jacket out of some leftover plaid suiting from my stash and next I plan to make a Chanel-eque jacket out of the remaining material from my skirt.  I think I have enough.  I am not generally a suit person beacause I like to mix my clothing pieces up a little more, but I think my skirt is calling out for a matching jacket.  What do you think?