Good morning, afternoon, or evening! I have completed New Look 6944. It is my second version of this pattern. I am infinitely more satisfied with this version than the last. Andrea's comment on version #1 encouraged me to make this again, and I am so glad I did. I made view A, but I didn't have enough fabric to make the front ties. I did make the belt carriers from my previous Burda shorts, but discovered they didn't look right because of the separate waistband piece, so I left them off. Thankfully, they didn't take too long to make, so it wasn't a lot of wasted time. I used a linen/rayon blend from Fabric.com. It has been in my stash for at least two years, and the sun had faded some parts of it. I had to work around these flaws.
With this version I decided to use 3/8" side seams instead of 5/8" to give me a little extra room in the waist on the size 10. Otherwise, there were no construction changes to the pattern. Since I like the skirt so much, and I feel it will be worn quite a bit (It coordinates with many tops in my wardrobe.), I decided to have a nicer finish on the waistband facing and hand-stitched on the inside, instead of stitching in the ditch on the outside. Overall, this is a stylish flowing design which is perfect for a hot humid climate.
I have the skirt styled with a cardigan I found at Old Navy for around $20.00. The blouse is Burda 8218, blogged about here.
And now I must plot my course on my upcoming Burda Jacket. I have some reading to catch up on over at Sherry's blog, but I plan to get a start on it right away. Have an awesome April weekend online ohana!