Tag Archives: BurdaStyle

Simple Lace

I didn’t notice this pattern (BurdaStyle 09/2018 #108) when the magazine came out – essentially it is a sweatshirt with a little bit of pleating in the sleeves.  Boxy and even slightly utilitarian. I do however love Sweet Shard’s version … Continue reading

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Summer threads in autumn

It is still mostly warm enough to wear summer things during the day, though a warmer layer does get added when we venture out. I made BurdaStyle 07/2018/119 a while ago and it fit the bill as an almost T-shirt … Continue reading

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I like this one.  Its not complicated or difficult and goes with everything, even a cardi.  Perfect for autumn. Next time I’ll make a smaller size and use a softer slightly weightier fabric.  I cut a 38 and swam in … Continue reading

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Before throwing myself into the next Big Trouser Thing, I thought a top or two would be in order. I fancy a knit and am currently drawn to draped / wrapped designs for some reason, so it’ll probably be one … Continue reading

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The Orange is finished, teamed up with a little more Purple and a smattering of light Pink.  Orange is a colour I am pretty sure I have never worn before.  How can this be? The pattern is McCalls 5856, size … Continue reading

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Wonders never cease …..

During the run up to Christmas I lost my inclination to sew, blog and pretty much stopped internetting completely.  I don’t know why and I am sorry to have been so neglectful. Do you know what set me on my … Continue reading

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‘Tis done – BurdaStyle Autumn/Winter 2012 #14

The fabric is a lovely crisp white cotton lawn from which I cut a size 38, but after all was said and done (and I fiddled with fit a lot) I’m just not in love with this shirt. Oh.  You’ll … Continue reading

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Patterns patterns patterns!

Oh my, this week is pattern intensive.  Very pattern intensive and in a good way. I have finally finished tweaking the BurdaStyle wrap blouse pattern and will tonight cut it out for real.  I am ever so proud of myself … Continue reading

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Pins pins pins pins

I’ve just spent a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours pinning collar and facing pieces to the body of my blouse as I try to figure out the BurdaStyle construction instructions. Sounds dull to you probably but I really liked doing … Continue reading

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Essential planning session

I now have a ‘completed’ pile of sewing options.  Fabrics are paired with patterns ready to go to pre-wash stage as required.  I did need a few new pieces to complete the set …. Interestingly most of the patterns I’ve … Continue reading

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