The Phoenix Skirt

It’s an understatement to say that I was less than enthused with how my over-the-bump dirndl skirt turned out.  As such, I sent it to Valhalla this weekend and this quite simple, but delightfully wearable, phoenix rose from the ashes:

Simplicity 1359And no, I don’t give a crap that I’m mixing Norse and Greek mythology.  I do what I want!

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I’ve finished two more pieces of my wardrobe!  I have mixed feelings about this outfit as a whole, but I’ll get to that in a minute.  Here they are:  Butterick 5796 (view A) top, and Burda 7023 skirt.

Butterick 5796 and Burda 7023

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The Maternity Dirndl

I mentioned in my last post that I’ve gotten TWO garments of my wardrobe finished…and here’s the second!  Well, maybe.

Self drafted maternity dirndl of WTFIt’s a self drafted dirndl skirt meant to be worn above the belly.  I’m still unsure of how I really feel about the finished product.  I wrote this post before we took pictures.  I have an opinion now post-photo viewing:  HOLY WTF.

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Great Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 1

So, I finally got off of my buns and sewed something…a skirt for Pattern Review’s take on The Great British Sewing Bee!

Burda 02/2014 #106

After my short stint in the Fabric Mart Fashion Challenge 2, I figured I was ready for another bout of intriguing competition.  It also doesn’t hurt that I’ve had a lot of fun with Pattern Review contests in the past (especially this one.)

The idea behind this contest is that everyone will sew the same thing every week; there will be four rounds with a winner declared and a group of participants sent “home” each week.

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Sew Selfless September: McCall’s 6966

Well, this is a tad late, but it was a little slow going between my short participation in the Fashion Challenge 2, and my September dental torture procedure (God bless nitrous oxide.  However, I’m not sure the issue was fixed, as I’m having pain again.  :(  I despair), but here is my second Sew Selfless September item!

McCall's 6966

It’s McCall’s 6966 (which you already knew by the post title) and the same pattern I used for my Mini Wardrobe gathered silk georgette skirt.  I made this skirt for my sis, K.  While we were shopping last Fall, we found pretty much this exact skirt at Gap and she really loved it, so I decided to whip her up one!

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