Monday, April 12, 2010
Sexy secretary at home.
Ok nothing says "sexy secretary" like a pencil skirt, and this one from Burda magazine (05-2009-104) delivers on all fronts. Pegged in front. Check. Pegged in back causing fabric to draw back in over derriere. Check.
In addition, this pattern offers all those features that stay at home mums love: wash and wear corduroy for stains, hip pockets for toys and house keys, and a walking pleat for bend, stretch, walk and pick up.
And can I say what a joy it is to whip something up? Skirts are the time poor sewer's bestest friend. The only real hassle was making sure to match the herringbone (which is after all a stripe) front, sides and to pockets. If I had been very smug then I would have matched vertically as well, making sure the centre join formed a perfect herringbone. I'm smug, but not that smug.