Tuesday, January 11, 2011

February Burda

There are several items I really like out of the February Burda. I need to get out of my sewing funk and get crackin’. I find that since I started sewing, I get bored of my clothes pretty quickly. I also find that I purge clothes pretty quickly. I’ve lost about 10 pounds this last year and the pants and skirts that used to fit me snug are now loose and falling off of me. I should probably work on that sometime. I haven’t worn many skirts this winter because I’ve been juggling getting kids to two different daycares and trying to make it to work on time everyday (I have!) and haven’t really been that good at caring for my own appearance. Is it much harder to wear a skirt instead of pants? No, not really, but it involves tights and boots and coordination and blah. I’ve been on a steady diet of black/grey “pants and knit top” for the entire school year. It’s easy to coordinate, I don’t have to think about footwear, and it matches my mood. Time to change that. I’m really tired of black.

Here are my favorites from the February Burda. I love these two pencil skirts and the dress is cute and still very easy to wear (read: an easy alternative to black pants). I love a good t-shirt always and I should probably make some of those in bright colors.

 

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If I have time tonight, I’m going to start on kid jammies and maybe make a pseudo plan for clothes for me as well.

20 comments:

Marie said...

I can't believe you had ten pounds to lose! You are so tiny to begin with. Sometimes life just kicks you in the ass and you have to get back up swinging! I for one am glad to see you posting again. Welcome back.

Amy said...

I'm glad you're back too! Even though I don't really know you, I've been worried about how you've been. Hang in there!

Looking forward to seeing the PJ's. I bet they'll be adorable.

Vicki said...

Sounds like you are feeling better, now that the sewing mojo is showing its head. Best wishes for 2011!

sewing spots said...

Love that skirt with the neat pleat in the back! Recently found your blog--bright colors are good! Good luck.

lakaribane said...

I visited your blog a day too early because I've been quietly checking in on you from time to time.

Glad you are back!

Corrine said...

glad to see you again. never posted here much but followed your sewing inspiration and thought of you hoping you were well. you have a strong spirit, it comes through on this blog. always remember to feed your own mojo. think of an airplane disaster. put your own oxygen mask in first, then you can help the others:)

MushyWear said...

Ah, brighter clothes for a brighter year! Wishing you all the best and glad to see you posting again! Stylish patterns and adorable prints and colors coming up for the kiddos pjs.

Marybeth said...

Hi, Dawn! It's good to see a post from you again! Your blog is one of the first sewing blogs I ever discovered. It's something I enjoy so much, and I kind of have you to thank for it! I've found myself thinking about you several times over the past few months, and I'm so sad to hear you've had such a hard year. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that happier times are ahead for you... PS - I really like that skirt with the cool pleat in the back!

Cissie said...

I've been in a funk lately, too, Dawn. Just black and blacker. We need to get out of this "groove". I'm counting on you to help me out here. I do like the skirt patterns.

Rose said...

I'm glad to see you back--it's like a great neighbor has returned to their house after a long abscence. Now I have to ask--did you receive the February Burda already?

Rose in SV (in the lower 48)

Kathy said...

Welcome back, we've missed you.

I love that skirt with the pleat in back, too. It reminds me of a pattern I've already got! :>

sdBev-JoplinJacket said...

Dawn Good to see you back! When I put my clothes away, I organnize them in the closet the way I'm going to wear them next. Yep, put the skirt on its hanger next to the blouse on it's hanger next to the jacket on its hanger. I kept my shoe wear simple, black, brown or navy blue styled for the season (i.e. sandles in the summer, boots in the winter). It was easy to open the closet and grab whatever was next in the closet. Just an idea, I'm sure you'll find a way

Myrna said...

It's amazing how you can get to know someone (at a certain level) via the Internet and really sincerely worry about how they're doing. I missed your posts. I hope that 2011 takes you and your children in new, exciting, and happy directions. I agree with the "oxygen mask" comment. It's so important to take care of yourself so you have enough energy to care for others. I can remember juggling three kids and a career on my own and it wasn't easy. Thank God for sewing. It's a fabulous outlet for letting off steam and drawing in energy.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back. I'm sure you will cope beautifully. Do you know anything about Fashionably Alaskan, who also hasn't updated her blog since October. I was starting to think that pain could no longer read news from Alaska. Good luck, Janice

KarenP said...

I have trouble wearing skirts too. I want to, but when I get dressed in the morning it's just easier to put on pants.

Leslie said...

I'm glad you are back, too. I rarely ever post but I closely follow your blog and you really inspire me with your creativity and sewing skills. I hope this year will be a good year for you and that things are going better these days for you.

MaryLiz said...

So glad to see you back!!!! I'd been wondering what happened to you...I love your blog and would hate to see it disappear!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It's nice to see you posting! I hope you find time to sew some of these up :)

amber said...

Nice picks, particularly the tunic and l/s top. I hope they both come in a 32 (says the girl that hates to grade down) - heh.

corinne said...

love skirt c