Sunday, April 20, 2014

Two Black-and-White Striped Skirts

Last December, I made a striped skirt, just before starting my new job. I've been waiting for some spring weather to break it out, which has finally arrived. (Sorry, no pics on me today. I ran out of time and energy.)

The fabric is a rayon lycra purchased locally and the pattern is out of print: Burda 8687.

One evening after work last week, I cut out a maxi skirt using a striped rayon-lycra fabric from Marcy Tilton. This was quicker to sew than it was to cut it out - you cut each pattern piece as a single piece. The pattern is quite long: I shortened it by 2" at the waist and another 5 at the hem. I am 5'5", so that's a lot of length to remove.

This uses a newly released spring pattern, McCalls 6966.

I am not used to wearing a maxi length, so this will be an interesting experiment. If I get some outfit selfies, I'll post later.

Though the skirts are similar (more similar than I remembered), I like the Burda better. The lower panel on the Burda has additional flare - a nice detail.

Note to self: I own enough black-and-white striped skirts. ;)

Eye Candy - Kaliyana

And because this is a short post, how about some eye candy!

Have you heard of Kaliyana clothing? I'd seen some of their clothing in boutiques and online, but hadn't checked out their website. A blog reader (thanks Mary Jane!) asked if I was familiar with this Canadian clothing line, which prompted me to look them up.

Enjoy this beautiful line of Lagenlook clothing here.