With EuroCup in full swing, and living in a Portugal crazy household (my DH’s family is Portuguese), I thought some red-gold-green would be timely on the blog. Let’s start with a TNT tee pattern, Burda 02-2013-126, in an appropriately patriotic colour block.
I have always done the neck binding by folding a strip in half, stitching it right sides together to the neck edge, finishing the edges, pressing the seam allowance towards the garment and edgestitching it in place. This time I followed Burda’s instructions and actually bound the neckline. Slowly, carefully, and with a little unpicking here and there it worked quite nicely.
I added a skirt made from a stretch cotton and trousers. The trousers have since left my house because they were too wide and sat too low, and were too straight-legged and I just couldn’t be bothered altering them to fit properly because I didn’t like them enough in the first place. Well, I liked the line drawing and the idea, but….
Both patterns were from Burda 2006 issues. I actually bought the skirt issue (February 2006) after coveting Allison’s version in denim a year ago. It’s become my favourite summer skirt this year, edging out the wonderful Vogue 1247 for most wears so far this season.
I’ll be happy to wear the shirt in when Portugal plays in the semi-final next week. And if it’s too cool for a tee, I’ve made a red-gold-green bomber jacket, which I’ll share in detail next time.