Those of you that happened upon my previous post know that my background is Russian even though I grew up in Australia and consider English my primary language. My recent time at home from work has led me to explore the Russian language again. Slowly, with the alphabet in front of me, sounding out words like a child. You know how if you don't use it you lose it? But .. I had another language embedded deep in my brain and was not taking advantage of it. No longer!
(I had been too sensitive to childhood taunts.)
Anyway here is a new feature dear readers, a link to the Russian website and a preview of the August 2012 issue. I'm still learning my way to navigating the new site. I'll give out tips as I learn them!
On the sewing front I've been reading too many blogs. There is an interesting issue raised by a blogger about shoddy Sewing Tutorials.
Hot off the sewing machine I've just made this burda shirt, from some Liberty cotton. I was going to sew it out of some crinkle polyester I'd bought at Spotlight some summers ago but it shrank to a piece only just big enough for a little blouse. Thank goodness I'd pre-washed it! This shirt doesn't quite have the casual vibe of the burda original ..until I roll up the cuffs, which is how I wear my shirts anyway.
Learning curve: my next shirt will have a centre back seam with a sway back adjustment built in. I need to do something about the left shoulder droop as well. But I'm being a picky perfectionist, not unheard of in the sewing world.
Happy sewing everyone. It's back to the pants production line - one for DD, two for my Mum. Gee it's nice to be popular :))Update Edit. Here is a link to my review of this shirt on Pattern Review. I'm wondering why my widget takes so long to update. Anyone know?
Also a picture is worth a thousand words so here are the shirt with the look I was going for and the line drawings.
Happy weekend everyone.