A solid pencil skirt is a must have for any girl’s wardrobe. It can be worn with anything, providing you with many versatile opportunities. The Burda pattern 07/2012_120 features a really high waist and curved front darts which start at the side seam right at waist level. This skirt has a straight silhouette and a back vent. It’s a really good fit, looks very feminine and effortlessly stylish. This skirt just hugs you and accentuate your curves.

High waist pencil skirt

High waist pencil skirt

High waist pencil skirt

The fabric is a dark blue lightweight wool/viscose blend. I lined it with stretch Bemberg lining and used horsehair canvas with silk organza for the waistband facing. The hanging strips are made from the lining.

Bemberg lining

The church on the photos is the Parish Church of St. Maurice, the oldest Romanesque building in the Ellero valley. Dating back to the year 1000 this chapel has an unusual hut-shaped white facade that rests on the left corner square to the bell tower, not so high but embellished with hanging arches and four mullioned windows at the top. Following the Romanesque style of the mountain areas, this church was built with poor materials, mostly stones from the nearby river Ellero.

Parish Church of St. MauriceThe church is surrounded by hundreds of wild primroses. It looks like the sping is finally coming. I gathered some primroses for risotto I am cooking tomorrow. Both flowers and leaves are edible, the flavour ranging between mild lettuce and more bitter salad greens. The leaves can also be used for tea, and the young flowers can be made into primrose wine.

Wild primroses

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