Grey is a wonderful “colour”, both pretty and practical. I realize that I probably wear too much grey (especially during winter) but it’s just irresistible.
This is a dress I made for my friend Tiia. It’s the wrap dress from Burda 7/2011. Wasn’t too tricky to make, except for the fact that in Finland we only get Burda in swedish, so of course the instructions were in swedish, which I’m not very good at (= I know a few words and phrases). I think it turned out ok, though the edges of the ties are a bit bleh since I didn’t have a serger when I was making this. But Tiia was happy and that’s really all that matters.
It was really cold here in Helsinki a while back (around -15°C, which is about 5°F, I think) so I felt the need for a long wool skirt. This is made with pattern 105 from Burda 12/2006. The only adjustments I made were leaving out the second tier of the skirt and adding a waistband.
The fabric was this wonderful grey wool with a herringbone pattern. I cut the side-front panels on the bias to create a nice detail with the pattern, shown in the close-up above.
PS. My “New” Serger
So I finally bought myself a used serger, and I’m super-excited. It is a little intimidating with all the dials and strange threading, but I think with a little more practice I might actually dare to make something with it.