Another African wax print dress: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131

The two fabrics used in this dress are souvenirs from fabric shopping in Paris with Felicity last year. The pattern is BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131 in a size 44 with the cap sleeves swapped out for regular sleeves from BurdaStyle 10/2012 #118 I moved the neckline up a few cm, and used my stipey square fabricContinue reading “Another African wax print dress: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131”

Paco’s draped top

Yay! Back to ordinary sewing. I’ve made a top I can wear everyday if I choose to, not something that only get out of the wardrobe once a year for an art gallery exhibition opening or a black tie event. Pattern: This lovely top is from a designer in Barcelona: Paco Peralta. I’m not sureContinue reading “Paco’s draped top”

Princess seams and a tucked yoke

Another great pattern from Burdastyle Magazine. Either this or the dress version have been on my sewing to do list since the issue came out last January. I didn’t really need a dress but I liked the idea of a horizontally tucked front yoke on the straight grain and the rest on the bias, especiallyContinue reading “Princess seams and a tucked yoke”