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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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Progress Report – Butterick 5145

Progress Report – Butterick 5145

I am starting to put the pieces together, but first I wanted to point out some more of my cutting technique with this pattern. The pattern envelope is a little deceptive: It clearly shows a houndstooth pattern and the pattern appears to go very evenly along the middle horizontal seam If I had cut the pattern exactly as the pattern pieces, that line would angle up, not go straight across. Something to keep in mind. This is the front piece,…

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Butterick B5145

Butterick B5145

Back from our not so great holiday to Squaw Valley and feverishly sewing. What have I been working on for my first project for 2008? This cute jacket, the short version. With a lovely 1/4 inch houndstooth wool purchased last week at Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley.  I’ve never sewn with houndstooth before so the first thing I did before cutting was study the fabric. I realized that houndstooth is a very distinct pattern that has a direction. And much…

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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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