I've been having adventures in Burda land. I've finally gotten around to posting a review of a work that has been in progress for a while because I made it then had to alter it, this cute but a bit strange top.
This shot shows the construction of the front piece, which is really a slightly cowl neck front with centre width added.
The back has a yoke and asymetrical pleat.
During these shots I had a choice of too much afternoon sun or too much shade. Here is an adventure in time lapse photography complete with help from the dog..BTW almost-winter here means a chance to ditch the sandals and actually get a chance to wear little boots, and I was wearing a t-shirt under the smock but it's lovely to have warm sunshine all year round!
I've written a review and here is the link because I find it takes time for it to show on my Pattern Review sidebar.. Pattern Review of Burda 7220
On other matters my daughter saw a pattern I had from the early 90's for some rather extreme happy pants (nappy pants? poo catchers?) that used to embarrass the heck out of her when I made them up in a breezy cotton and wore them all that summer. I even had big hair.
This style was revived several years ago and doesn't seem to have completely died yet. They are so simple (the back and front are exactly the same) and really comfortable in hot weather so who knows .. if I find a piece of lightweight batik next summer..
Anyway DD asked me to make her some pyjama pants out of flannel using this pattern. A trip to Spotlight and a scrap purple knit resulted in these and a very happy DD, who wants some more. If I am not careful she may end up wearing them in public.
Happy sunday everyone.