Burdastyle · MMM13 · Sewing

A bird in the hand

is worth two on the skirt?  A mellifluous addition to Me Made May, those birds have the most enchanting singing voices.  The story of this skirt was very almost a Cautionary Tale. For why? I hear you ask. Well, you see those gert great Dahlia blooms?

happy skirt of happiness hanging on the line
happy skirt of happiness hanging on the line

I had to be very careful where I placed those…  lest it seem to show a penchant for a spot of decorative topiary in my Lady Garden.

Topiary avoidance device
Topiary avoidance device

Of course, having spent so much brain power avoiding embarrassing blooms I let the birds place themselves.

Birdy back view
Birdy back view

Now, are those feathered friends having a gossip or are they waiting for a tasty morsel to descend from above?

Any road, I love this skirt. It’s based on a pencil pattern from Burdastyle 3/2013 and it’s rendered in a soft linen blend from the The Eternal Maker – purveyors of delicious prints and fabulous decorative zips.

Delicious zippage
Delicious zippage
shoes especially for you
shoes especially for you
and from the side
and from the side

There will be more zips like those as I bought more than a brace. I’ll leave you with some snaps of the Blackbird fledglings having perhaps their last chaperoned trip to the garden.

a couple of very big babies
a couple of very big babies
your going to have to learn to do this yourself
you’re going to have to learn to do this yourself

May your Mays continue to be glorious.

11 thoughts on “A bird in the hand

    1. Well… I’m not sure that I did it correctly. I finished the seam (sewed the lining and the fashion fabric together) as if I was leaving a neat opening. I then stitched the zip on top…. Next time I’d take more care and tack/baste the two sides together. Px

    1. It’s lovely isn’t it. I think that it might be Japanese. One of the lovely ladies who works at The Eternal Maker said that they source all of their most unusual notions from Japan. Px

    1. Thank you :-), loving that skirt still. Feel a tad guilty for interrupting someone’s sleep… But happy that I’m not the only person to poke her partner awake to talk about sewing blogs!

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