Ho hum, having completed my repairs, I first finished my Vogue 7937 skirt which I cut out 2 weeks ago made from the same fabric that I made my grey trousers for my birthday suit.
Vogue 7937 is a Misses Semi-fitting, straight skirt, below mid-knee and has front princess seams and side zipper. A and B: back vents, B: tab with button trim. C: back pleats. D: gored back and shaped hem. I selected view D, gored back and shaped hem.
This is a really easy pattern to sew and I like the different effect of the gored hem, but I warn you there is quite a bit of hem to sew.
I used the same pattern pieces to make a lining too. I don't like unlined skirts.
I highly recommend this pattern, its easy, and quick to sew.
Yesterday I posted that I had traced off BurdaStyle 02/2013-127 top, however I made a bit of a mistake.
I traced off the pattern pieces, added my 5/8" seam allowance using my clover tool (no I am not on any commission from this - I was just delighted how much easier it made the job), Decided that it was probably going to be ok size wise, and proceeded to lay out the 3 pattern pieces on my scant piece of blue cotton jersey fabric. While cutting out the pieces I thought to myself " this is really rather long for a top", and then the penny dropped. The same pattern pieces are used for another 2 patterns in this magazine, one of which is a dress lol (I did the same with the sleeveless blouse I made) duhhhhhh.
I decided to continue with the full length version and see how it looked, and if I really hated it, I could chop off the skirt and use the fabric for something else.