Sunday morning adventures with Burda


I’m really loving this pattern- it’s been ‘pssting’ at me for a few weeks now and I happened to notice Mena’s next challenge on Sew Weekly hints at a Hitchcock theme. Hitchcock normally means suicide blondes and fabulous tailoring, but I also think exotic places, women with secrets and gorgeous head scarves.  So I’m thinking maybe a little oriental influence and a hint of retro.

Behold- my current  scheme:

Is it just me or does our model look a bit headachey from these stripes?  Well, this bit of pinned collar is all you get for now- I have a few alterations in mind- I’ve added cap sleeves to make it a little more cheongsam in the styling and took an inch off of the collar height- I still may round it down a bit to a more recognizable mandarin look. If this comes off well it will be a serious bargain coup! $1.99 a yard M’Liss City Signature Hong Kong- a major clearance price! I just love it and there are 2 yards left for a skirt maybe?  Perhaps and sassy tote bag? Oh that means more pattern shopping! Poor me!!!

Don’t worry- I do not stitch alone on this fine morning- my style consults, Liesl and Katze are supervising.

Happy sunday, everyone!