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Burda Magazine 01-2008-119

Burda Magazine 01-2008-119

Moving to wine country means – a new wine county wardrobe, of course! I’ve started off with this fairly simple top from Burda Magazine. I had made the top a couple of years ago, but I never liked the all around elastic that went right under the bust. It felt uncomfortable and looked…sausage-y. With this second attempt, I added 2 inches to the upper front and back pieces so the elastic casing is lower. I think it looks much better,…

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UPDATE: Burda World of Fashion Magazine and How I Avoid Tracing AT ALLCOSTS!

UPDATE: Burda World of Fashion Magazine and How I Avoid Tracing AT ALLCOSTS!

Since I posted my original article on how to scan Burda World of Fashion patterns instead of trace, I have come up with some tweaks and shortcuts, based on my experience and others. This is for all those that HATE to trace the Burda Patterns. Some of you may not like my method. This works for me and if you are a computer nerd like myself, you will probably find this easier than tracing a million lines through carbon paper!…

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Burdastyle Magazine 03-2009-111

Burdastyle Magazine 03-2009-111

I am finally done this corduroy blazer. The lining seemed to take me forever but I am glad I could use this fabric. I’m proud to say that EVERYTHING is from my stash! (Okay, except for the buttons) Pattern Description:This is a lined shortish length blazer with a yoke, side panels, pockets with flaps and optional topstitching. Pattern Sizing: 36-44 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?They used a linen…

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What have I been working on lately?

What have I been working on lately?

My last post, I vowed to make an effort to post more. And 3 months later…erm, here’s my next post. I HAVE been sewing, though. My latest project has been a corduroy jacket. I saw this jacket on a retail site. I thought the color and zig zag topstitching was nice. And then I remembered that deep in the gallows of my fabric stash was a pinwale stretch corduroy in exactly the same colour. I ordered it online and actually…

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When great sewing projects go bad

When great sewing projects go bad

Sigh. Fitting woes – they happen to all of us at one time or another.Now that nice weather has finally arrived in N. California, in between riding my horse and mountain biking, I have been working on a top from Burda Magazine May 2010: It’s a cute top, and since I had just made a pair of pants in beige and had enough material left over, I thought it would make a nice outfit. Although I find topstitching to be…

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Burda Magazine 10-2008-135

Burda Magazine 10-2008-135

I’m finally getting around to reviewing this jacket I made for my husband. I was pleased with the results and he loves it 🙂 Pattern Description:A traditional seaman’s jacket, made of high-quality woollen cloth with sleeve tabs and a single row of buttons, adapts to modern men’s wear but retains its typical navy blue and practical pockets. An absolutely essential classic! He will always look his best in straight flannel trousers with pressed creases because they can be styled for…

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Burda World of Fashion 01-2008-103

Burda World of Fashion 01-2008-103

Pattern Description:“There’s nothing prim here! Cut short, close-fitting and with a back peplum, this club jacket is elegant and bewitch-ingly feminine. The white piping emphasizes its very fashionable lines.” Pattern Sizing:38-46Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Right down to the gold buttons!Were the instructions easy to follow?Oh boy, these might as well have been in greek. I took them to coffee in the morning and STUDIED them. (Wish I’d studied…

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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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