I like the skirt, but not the fabric I used. It wrinkles very easily, so I'm going to make it in a better quality soon. A full review I'll post on PatternReview.
And yesterday I went shopping with a friend in the lovely old city of Leiden: great fun but what did I find: jeans that FIT! Very dark blue jeans, I don't have to alter anything and can wear it without a belt if I want to. That is a rare find for me, I can tell you that there's nothing so frustrating for me as trying skirts or pants, if they fit in the hip area, there's a huge amount of space in the waist.
Gone is the need to try to make my own jeans very soon. Out is the McCall jeans pattern for the moment. Will make it some time, but not now.
Other things I'm working on:
- The wintercoat. Yesterday two books I ordered were finally delivered, from which I hoped to learn more ways to make bound buttonholes (and a lot of other things too, a post on the books later). I did once do those buttonholes, but years ago. Now I have 3 different instructions to make them, and I'm figuring out which way works best for me. I'll let you know.
- A lingerie set, in which I'm exploring a few new things, also to be continued later.
- A top/jacket for my DD. She wanted a short jacket, which is so in fashion here now. She saw 90 Euro jacket in a shop, that we're trying to copy. Burda 09-2007-106 is the starting point. It needs to be shorter and DD wants a few pleats in the front. So this is the altered pattern piece for the front.