I finished my leather skirt and my gray knit top in time to wear them to our sewing bloggers dinner in NYC last weekend, but I didn't get any good shots of them until today. The top is Burda 113 12/08 in a very nice wool jersey from Emmaonesock. The skirt is lambskin from Leather Suede and Skins in NYC. It's Burda 134 9/09. It's one of their take one pattern and make 4, and they show them on dressforms. It's really not the best way to see how a garment looks in real life. They describe this as a mini skirt. I didn't add any length and I am 5'6" tall, the height they draft for. Does this look like a mini to you?
I love them with my motorcycle jacket as it was planned in my ill fated 2009 PR Wardrobe. It's fun to wear and Cindy from PR day describe my outfit as 'Rock and Roll' . I do feel chic wearing it. I have already gotten a lot of use out of it. It looks great with my Tom and Linda Platt dress too and with the mild weather we've been having it works as light weight outerwear.
I realize that I never posted a picture of my denim trousers. They are in the wash and need a picture taken, so that will be later in the week. I am still working on my McCalls jeans, 5894. They are ill fated I think. I ran the tab of the zipper off the top and had to rip it out. This is why you should never sew a zipper in like Burda tells you to, at the end, with your garment already in the round. If I hadn't already put so much time into them I might be tempted to chuck them, but they are flattering and the fit is good, if not perfect. Of course, do I ever think I have perfect fit? Not in pants anyway. That flat rear end of mine is a pita to fit.
Here are the links to my reviews on PR.