Judging from my blog, one would think I haven't been doing any sewing at all. That is not the case. I finished the outfit I began at the end of March and I finished DDs prom dress. I wasn't able to get usable pictures of my outfit, and the prom dress is at the cleaners for a professional pressing. It's not likely I would get DD to do a photo shoot anyway. My sister and my two nieces visited during their spring break and I had to change my sewing room into a guest room. I postponed changing it back into a sewing room because reassembling the cutting table is best done by two people and only one person (me!) is ever available when I feel like putting it back together. (Funny, DD always knows when to disappear on some important errand! I must be unknowingly telegraphing my intentions). Then, I decided indulge my other hobby and make some soap. Making the soap further distracted me from reclaiming my sewing room. But finally, the cutting table is up and I am more than ready to get back to sewing.
My next project is from the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of Burda Plus Fashion. That's 2008! This may be the first time I've made and outfit from an issue before the next issue comes out. Sure, I know Burda Plus comes out every six months, but I will not be robbed of this victory. I'm undecided about the pleats/tucks at the knee. Something tells me to trust the Burda designers. Maybe those pleats/tucks serve a purpose; like allowing me to bend my knees. See how gracefully and comfortably the model bends her knees. But when I'm standing upright, pleats at the knees may look like wrinkles. Just another example of Burda being fashion forward, I guess. I'll probably make a muslin. After my last fiasco, I'm a little concerned about the fit.