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Year: 2007

Back to ballroom

Back to ballroom

So Dancing With The Stars started up again, and with that came new inspiration to make a ballroom dress. That…and I just bought 500 bucks worth of fabric from Denver Fabrics inventory liquidation. Okay, seriously, what could I do – the discounts were just STARING at me! Good deals on dancewear fabric are hard to pass up. I hope that the new owners keep selling the dance fabric. Although it looks like the site has been bought by Fashion Fabrics…

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Something’s burning!

Something’s burning!

Gah! I have been struggling for a week with Burda World of Fashion August 2007 – 115 . I loved the shirt so much that I bought the issue off of Ebay. However, I was having such trouble with the collar band that I burned it slightly from ironing it so much! I wasn’t going to post this sad state, but it just goes to show that shit happens occasionally. In 15 years of sewing I don’t think I have made one collared shirt!…

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Burda World of Fashion 11-2007-122 – Yoga Pants

Burda World of Fashion 11-2007-122 – Yoga Pants

Pattern Description:Slightly flared casual trousers/pants look great, are easy to sew and ready for anything. Pattern Sizing:34-44. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Very much so. It’s an easy well drafted pattern. Were the instructions easy to follow?For Burda WOF, they were surprisingly easy What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I didn’t like the ginormous waistband so I changed it (see below). Fabric Used:Tricot knit from Denver Fabrics…

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Burda World of Fashion November 2007 – Pattern 123

Burda World of Fashion November 2007 – Pattern 123

Pattern Description:This will get double use – for your yoga exercise or for everyday wear!   Pattern Sizing:34-42  I did smaller at the top and wider at the bottom due to big arse syndromeDid it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Very much so – right down to the ‘sexy back view’! Were the instructions easy to follow?Not too bad. Except that I didn’t notice until I was finished that it mentioned inserting…

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Simplicity 3790 Pattern Review

Simplicity 3790 Pattern Review

Pattern Description: 6 made easy pattern with various necklines and sleeves. I noticed this pattern has not gotten great reviews but they were for other variations. I tried View EPattern Sizing:6-14Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, except for the sleeves and hem.Were the instructions easy to follow?Very.What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I didn’t like the sleeves , I thought they were rather boring – so…

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Burda World of Fashion Magazine and How I Avoid Tracing AT ALL COSTS!

Burda World of Fashion Magazine and How I Avoid Tracing AT ALL COSTS!

*****UPDATE MARCH 2011*****I now have an updated version of this post which is here Ever since I subscribed to Burda World of Fashion Magazine about 6 months ago, I’ve been receiving each issue with anticipation and each month have glossed over some of the fantastic patterns. Of course, not all of them are great, but there is always one or two items in each magazine that I like/love, making the high price of subscription worth it. The major downer is tracing the damn…

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Diana the headless dressform gets a makeover

Diana the headless dressform gets a makeover

After years of hating the fact that my dress form is burgundy, I decided to do something about it. Yes, Diana had some plastic surgery with a glue gun. Does anyone know WHY they are burgundy? Personally, I would prefer the visual of a human like body when making clothes and as far as I know, there are no burgundy colored humans… It turned out to be time consuming (about 4 hours) , but worth it in the end. Materials…

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Time for Organization…and time to drool

Time for Organization…and time to drool

My husband and I live in a loft style condo townhouse. I love it..and hate it. I love the cathedral ceilings, but hate the fact there are only 2 bedrooms, one is our office. Or was. For the past 6 years we have worked together (we both run internet companies from home) out of that one room. Most people cannot believe it when I tell them we work in the same room, let alone haven’t killed each other! Well, he…

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Fugly patterns – again!

Fugly patterns – again!

Well, I have been away for a little while haven’t I – stuck on my computer and not being able to sew that much makes me sad…….. I’ve made ONE pair of bermuda shorts and one pair of mountain biking pants this summer. Pathetic! I would like to thank everyone for the nice comments on my wedding dress. Okay, on to fugly patterns. I’ve just gone through Vogue’s new fall collection. Although I see some nice ones, I also see…

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Wedding Dress Revisited

Wedding Dress Revisited

    I can’t believe that I have not yet done a post on the most magnificent (and most difficult) outfit I have ever made. If I do say so myself! That would be my wedding dress. I was married 6 years ago in September at a beautiful vintage inn near the coast. Shawn and I were married in the back garden with 40 guests watching. No word of a lie, Martha Stewart couldn’t have done a better do! And…

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