This was almost instant gratification for me, only taking 2 days start to finish. That could have something to do with the fact that I didn't have ONE fit issue. Burda must have had my measurements in mind when they drafted this pattern. I didn't even have to add anything to the waist for my square shape! This tweed is from JoAnn's Venice collection bought last fall when it was marked down 50% off. I almost bought it in purple as well, but now am glad I passed. Details are incredibly hard to see, as are any stitches, making mistakes hard to rip out. Can you make out the double front pleat and patch pockets? They are a bit easier to see in person, though.
No hem allowance was added so that the bottom of the skirt hits me right above the knees.
The pockets extend up to become belt loops and are sewn on invisibly by hand. They are purely decorative; there is no way to get your hand in there as the opening is too small.
I like the fact that the full lining is flat across the front. This will result in minimal flair-out of the front pleat when I walk.
Here's the first top I paired it with, made two springs ago. It did not photograph well at all. (Perhaps it's the sharp contrast of white with black? I don't pretend to know much about photography.)
Then I had some fun playing dress-up. One of the hardest things for me about being pregnant is not being able to wear my normal clothing. They feel like friends to me, now sadly neglected. Perhaps it cheers them up a little to be given a brief airing. Hey! I see you rolling your eyes at me!
This red sweater is my notorious Christmas outfit. I always wear it either Christmas Eve or Christmas day. I think this year I'll have to make myself something else for some variety. It's a little embarrassing to have on the exact same outfit year after year in pictures.
We're off to the lake for a long weekend to celebrate Justin's grandmother's 90th birthday. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend as well!