Thursday, July 9, 2009
Next: Burda 8312 & Burda 8244
This blue print has been married more times than Elizabeth Taylor. It was originally purchased along with pants fabric to make a blouse. For reasons I don't remember, I didn't make the blouse as originally planned. Call it irreconcilable differences. Then, I ordered more pants fabric from an online source but that didn't work out either. What did I expect? The fabrics came from two different worlds and the marriage was destined to fail. The blue fabric did some soul-searching and decided it needed to make some changes and become a skirt. Then, of course, the blouse-turned-skirt fabric needed a different kind of partner for a top. I started by buying a piece of yellow matte jersey on the G-Street field trip. The color was all wrong and that fabric marriage didn't last either. Mixed marriages can be difficult. Finally, I bought this cream colored matte jersey and I'm sure this fabric marriage will last. The cream colored jersey does a much better job of bringing out the light color in the blue print than the yellow from G-Street. And isn't that what a good fabric marriage is supposed to be – two fabrics bringing out the best in each other? All the single ladies, including me, should take inspiration from the blue print fabric. Keep trying – sooner or later, you will find your perfect mate. Or, at the very least, someone you don't mind being seen with!