Another recent project was the Blue Crayon dress for my daughter, which was based on a Burdastyle pattern. It turned out quite cute, so that's another to-do post. Taking images is not my strength...
Finally, as everything is falling into place, I got to make a few announcements related to my Year-of-a-Skirt Resolution. The first news will come beginning of February, and it is an exciting one for me, and, hopefully, for you too. (I am not planning to release a pattern, if you are wondering :)
Tomorrow, I will continue the Straight Skirt Draft-Along, so stay tuned. Today, I wanted to introduce my January Skirt project, an A-Line skirt in black Alençon Lace.
I bought it at my favorite Komolka (fabric store) in Vienna, and it was worth a fortune. I was lucky that it has scallops on both edges, and is wide enough to cut the skirt across. I took a yard, just enough to fit the width and a belt. But, after all, talking about the price, it is just slightly more expensive than an average Zara skirt. I like Zara design a lot (even though it is a post-runway rip-off more or less), and used to be a Zara customer, but it seems their quality worsened over time (or maybe I developed a better eye). In addition, for some reason, most of the skirt styles are way too short. There is a similar skirt for sale on Net-a-Porter, exactly what I want, but for a whopping USD 1,195
I am drafting the pattern myself, but if you want to sew a similar skirt I can recommend this Burdastyle pattern as an option. If you do choose it, I'd suggest eliminating the center back seam and moving the zipper to a side seam: it's better to have less seams for lace. As I move along, I will post work-in-progress tutorials: there will be three for this skirt, covering side seams, hem and lining. Hope you'll find them helpful.