Tag Archives: Burda

Souvenir T-shirts are nice, but souvenir fabric is the best

I’ve been on the most glorious holiday to the UK. Some quality souvenir shopping was done. You would think I would come home and immediately sew some of it. Or perhaps some of the souvenir fabric from Madrid from my … Continue reading

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Fabric shopping in Madrid, another cocoon coat and another Bella

I’m sorry to report that the strawberry thief shirt has not been progressed since I posted last. I have two excuses. Excuse 1 I had a work trip to Salamanca in Spain. I didn’t take my sewing machine with me. … Continue reading

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Vegetable jacket: BurdaStyle 11/2014 #110

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you might have noticed I have a weakness for IKEA fabrics. Dresses instead of curtains. Skirts instead of upholstery. That sort of thing. When faced with this Instead of thinking cushions … Continue reading

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Me-Made Mothers Day dresses

A lunch time photo of me made Mother’s Day in May with my dear friend M and our lovely daughters in their mum made dresses. This has become our new tradition. This year is brought to you by patterns from … Continue reading

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Why I sew so much BurdaStyle

I received this Newlook pattern as a gift with Sew magazine bought in Heathrow Airport. Yes I am that person who buys sewing magazines to read on long haul flights. Fabulous I thought. A free pattern that’s looks so useful! … Continue reading

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Pink lace top with black trim: BurdaStyle 02/2013 #135

An easy top to sew with a Chanel like vibe. Not a lot more to say! The lovely pale pink lace fabric was a remnant from my dear friend M of Nonsuch Sewing. The pattern is BurdaStyle 02/2013 #135. I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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