I must be crazy, because for my first project after the big one, I am cutting into velvet. The other designs/fabric that I had in mind were just not motivating me, so I decided to go with the one that kept drawing me in, although I am quite sure there will be some grumpy moments while fiddling with velvet.
This will be the second Burda pattern I have worked with, and since it is a fitted skirt, I decided I needed a muslin.
I love the images on the front of vintage reproductions (and this is no exception), but the Burda line drawings leave me a bit cold. For instance, the neckline on the fashion sketch looks fabulously high and chic, but the technical rendering looks like any other standard sheath dress. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to find that the pattern tissue creates something much more akin to the dress the lady with the high hair is wearing.
I have been feeling rather lazy these past few days, so it feels good to get back into creative mode.
And, of course, I have been knitting! There is something about cold weather that lends itself to a pair of needles and wool yarn. Tino has been super snuggly lately, and knitting is something that will not disturb the sleeping
Chihuahua on my lap.