Slowly, slowly

Saturday, 21 July 2012

I've made a start on my Burda jacket (09-2008-105) but progress is v.e.r.y slow.  I'm trying to complete all the things I need to do which doesn't leave much time for the things I want to do, like sewing.

I've traced the pattern and I'm constructing the lining first to check the fit.  It's no surprise that Burda's instructions for lining the jacket suck, so I'm doing my own thing.  We'll see how well that goes :)  I've just pinned the back lining to Ruby below, it's not actually how it will sit, but it gives you an idea of the colour.

I'm planning on finishing the lining tonight and then if the fit is good I'll cut out the wool and start assembling it tomorrow.

I need your advice.  I can't get the Megan Nielsen Banskia top out of my mind.  Several times I've put it in my shopping basket and then cancelled at the last minute.  Has anyone sewed this top or any of her other patterns?  Are they ok, good, great?  Including postage it will cost me $26, which seems like a lot of money for a single top.  But then she is an independent designer and it's always nice to support a fellow Aussie too.  Your advice would be much appreciated!


PurpleMum said...

How about you get it and I will go halfs with you? Looks pretty nice to me!
Pam xx

PurpleMum said...

That would be halves..

fabric epiphanies said...

That top looks really good. I know how you feel about it though, I am having similar thoughts about the Sewaholic Thurlow. I want it but just can't justify it..darn! I have to say though, that if you get the Renfrew you won't regret it. You may even be able to make it small enough for your girls.

Carolyn said...

I've heard very good things about the Banksia top, but it does seem comparatively expensive. Just as you mentioned though she IS a fellow Aussie. It's always good to support a fellow Aussie... :)