Published June 21, 2010
Tags: 4/2009, burda style, skirt
This all started when I was “just browsing” at my local fabric store. Well, I managed to leave the store without buying anything, but I had seen a red cotton fabric with pinstripes that I really liked. I few days later I saw this skirt and I knew the perfect fabric for it. I went back, bought the fabric and a zipper and started sewing right away. ( Note so self: Great idea!) I compared the length of the skirt to another one I own and added 1 1/2 inch to the pattern. I wanted the skirt to end right above the knee.
I had fun sewing it, but late at night I was a bit puzzled as to what they wanted me to do regarding the front. After a good night’s sleep I was able to figure it out, but a little drawing would have helped a lot. The other change I made is that I omitted the buttonholes. The front opening is fake anyway, there is an invisible zipper in the side seam.
I am very happy with how the skirt turned out and I especially like the large buttons I found in my stash. I hope the weather warms up a bit so I can wear it.
Pattern: Burda Style 4/2009 #101
Fabric: cotton/lycra blend
I have not been feeling well lately: very little energy, a cold which lead to an Asthma flare-up etc. Also the weather has been so bad, that I have heard people calling this month “Juniary”. Ehem!
I noticed the other day that my dental implant hurt and jiggled a bit. Well, apparently I broke it while biting on a seed or a grain. Now it is infected and needs to come out. I have had it for only 2 years. “That is a bummer.” said my dentist. Yep!
I have been contemplating if it is possible that a tooth could be cursed. This tooth has caused me repeatedly great pains ever since I had it. When I was in Grade 2 it caused my cheek to swell up in a way you normally only see in cartoons. Years later a large piece broke off when I ate some leftover candy. ( Lesson learned: Never eat candy your little brother does not like.) Then there were several botched attempts to do a root canal which were so painful that I avoided the dentist for 2 years after. The next dentist told me it needed to come out and even that was difficult. And now here I am. I guess I can be glad that I have only one “special” tooth…
So I try to distract myself with postcards of handsome slugs and crocheting dishcloths.
The postcard is from fellow etsy seller cheezombie and the dishcloth pattern is from the German magazine Landlust. The pattern is created by crocheting only into the back loop and by making 3 stitches into the center stitch. The cotton yarn is Super 10 by Kertzer.