My stingy-sewist nature got its bit of self-gratification when making them up, as I got a mere 1.5 meters of this stuff, and after making a pair of full length pants, still had enough left over for a pair of basic black bike shorts that come nearly down to my knees. Looking at the bright side, 't makes me a wonderfully cheap sew and sew :))).
In other news, today I accomplished a little sewing revision that I've been meaning to tackle since last summer. Way back when, I had acquired a very pretty blue-dominated super-light cotton (lawn?), from which I manufactured a (self-drafted) sleeveless top and this BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2008-121 Skirt. And then made a jacket to go over the two, to make them work-worthy. I like the skirt's double pleats - yet, somehow, every time I donned the outfit, the top+skirt screamed at me, "we want to be a dress"!!!
Today, I married them, and it's oh so good. I chopped 4" off the top of the skirt, lifted the shoulders of the top by 5/8", and united them at the hipbone. That's one happy summer shift dress, and I'm one happy wearer. I detest: Yes DETEST - waist-constricting stuff in summer. The united puppy is loose, cool, just delightful, and fun&funky with the doubled pleat which, please notice, no longer rotates to all sorts of weird latitudes the minute I try to walk anywhere ( like, to the elevator?! am I the only person on earth to suffer from skirt rotation syndrome?!). And the dress still goes with the jacket.
The jacket, btw, is Burda's #107 from the June 2007 issue. It's a petite pattern, but that's a story for another day.
It's a win!!!!