Good news and bad news
Friends, I have both good news and bad news. Which do you want first?
Ok good, the good news first. I don’t fit into my Burda skirt anymore.
Now the bad news, I don’t fit into my Burda skirt anymore.
Do you even remember this skirt? I made it in 2009. I instantly fell in love with the style when I saw it in the Burda magazine and had to make it asap. Ahhh, those were the good old days when Burda didn’t cram three years of patterns onto one pattern sheet. I loved this skirt and wore it often. I felt slightly edgy and yet conservative at the same time.
With the crisp morning air the last few days here in NYC, I could feel the Fall coming on and I started to think about pulling out Fall clothes out to wear. This morning, I thought I would wear this skirt. Perfect for the transition to Fall. I pressed it and proceeded to dress for the day.
But then, I caught sight of myself in the mirror and horror of horrors, the skirt doesn’t fit me anymore. It hangs off me and the drape just balloons over my waist. I no longer fill out the hips of the skirt. While strangely pleased with this turn of events as it means that my nightly runs are paying off, I am also slightly sad that my favorite me-made skirt no longer fits me.
I should have taken a picture of how the skirt looked this morning, but I was in a hurry to get out the door. Just trust me on this one, ok?
In other sewing news, I have been contemplating drafting a pencil skirt without front darts. I think the poofiness under my post-baby fluff is caused by the release of said darts. If I have straighter silhouette in front, it might alleviate that annoying poofiness. I think it’s time for some experimentation, don’t you? I also get that poofiness in my B5147 sheath dresses which I think is caused by the fisheye darts in front. But I have absolutely no clue how I would try to alleviate the problem in that pattern as the fisheye darts are needed to give me much needed shaping there. Things to ponder…
I am so looking forward to the Shopping Day this Saturday. Are you coming? 🙂