Here are my choices.
I have a black and white wool houndstooth for this. Can't you just see it with those shaped shoulder yokes on the bias?
Not sure of fabric for this one. But i love the lines of this. I can't say that I love Burda's fabric choices though.
Love the lines of this pencil skirt with the small godet at the hem. Very nice.
I love the lines on this. Unlike other similar patterns, it doesn't have bulk under the arm. The neckline is good on me. Just not in pink.
Now for the plus sizes. I know, this is a spanx kind of dress, but I love the lines of it and again, really good neckline for me. Here it is in a sleeveless top version of it. If you make this one, make sure you raise the underarm which should be higher without sleeves and I doubt that Burda made that change.
I like this jacket too. I need some jackets that aren't 'suit' jackets and this would make a good spring jacket to throw over pants or a skirt.
That's it. A lot to sew, but I am excited by all of these. They really fit my lifestyle and that's what I sew.
I finished Alex's pants but never had time to get pictures. When they get to Austin E. will take some pictures for me to post.
I do have a long term project for Alex. A wedding dress! They are not 'officially' engaged yet and there is no date so I have plenty of time to get it done. We did pick a dress already though, a Vogue pattern and she likes it as is, so no design changes. I will make a muslin and fly her in for a fitting. She says that she always pictured me making her wedding dress, which is really sweet. Meanwhile she is meeting the in-laws. Her future mil took her shopping yesterday at Disney, so not Alex. Anyway, she (mil) picked up a tiara in a shop and said won't this look wonderful with a veil? Alex's comment was a succinct no. Three times. There will be no veil, and Alex in a tiara? Not happening. Ah well she will have to work it out.
Back to sewing for me, my favorite person to sew for of course. I worked out the changes to that Burda coat pattern with help from Claire Kennedy's tutorial. I left in the side seam and the front point, but her instructions were invaluable. I'll need to sew it with my own instructions because the coat is made of loden, which doesn't ravel so they've lapped seams and it's only lined to the band. I plan on using a button for mine with a bound buttonhole and putting in the front zipper as well as the sleeve zips, which Claire left out. I am currently debating whether to make the sleeves out of that leather that Seth so nicely unpicked for me.
Who's for leather sleeves?
Wool? I will be interlining the whole thing in lambswool interlining for warmth.
Have a wonderful holiday.