My pencil skirt, in a really yummy charcoal grey pinstripe, is basted together. I need to make a few tweaks to the fit and sew the lining and then I'll be almost home free. The worst part- the invisible zip and back seam- is done. Woohoo!
I just made a quick and dirty muslin of the blouse, Burda Style 09-2009-139 last night.
I love the look of this blouse in the magazine. The raglan sleeves are nice and the gathers are so much easier and more unique than darts. The combination of the V neck with the bow is pretty cool, too. ( I love how they styled it with the long necklace under the bow- so fancy!)
Burda shows this made of silk chiffon. I'll be using a semi-sheer print chiffon (most likely poly) from my stash. For the muslin, however, I just used a light weight cotton. I traced and cut a 44 with a 3/8" petite adjustment above the bust. The fit was pretty good. I need to add a bit of width at the hem (should have graded out to a 48 when I traced, darn it!) and the V-neck needs to come up probably a whole inch. I figured as much. After all it is Burda and a V-neck.
The sleeves are really long. I need to try on the muslin again and figure out how much to shorten them for my little T-rex arms. I'm also toying with the idea of using elastic at the cuffs instead of messing with sleeve vents and cuffs. We'll see though.
So that's what's going on here. What are you working on?