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Month: November 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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