I’m not in the habit of taking pictures of completed sewing projects. Sure, you’ll see in-progress photos and closeups of the construction, however I generally hate taking pictures of myself. So I’ve made an effort to get pictures of my last couple of projects – both a pencil skirt from Burda 8155 – which as become my tried-and-true pencil skirt pattern after a few modifications.
Here is my newest version of the skirt, worn with a blouse I have decided I don’t like very much. (While I like the idea of the blouse, the bust is a wee bit too small – as in, it likes to unbutton while I’m driving – and the sleeves are stupid. The edge of the sleeve attaches straight to the back bodice, meaning that you can’t lift your arms above halfway. I might have considered fixing the sleeves, but since it’s too small through the bust, I’m not going to bother.
From the following day, here is a poor picture of the same pattern pencil skirt in a blue-gray color and the Sorbetto top I made with sleeves. (And yes, my husband decided to only take my picture while I was talking, so this is the best one.)
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