Sequined and bowed swing top: #108burda12/2017

A gala dinner ticket, 2 metres of sequined stretch velour in the stash and almost enough time to sew something to wear. How could I resist? My collection of BurdaStyle magazines going back several years provided just the right pattern: Bow Back Blouse 12/2017 #108. Image source: Burdastyle I have to say that I loveContinue reading “Sequined and bowed swing top: #108burda12/2017”

Black tie: BurdaStyle Designer original 12/2013 #130

This time the fancy evening frock sewing was for me. He who Cooks and I had a black tie event to attend. I love how this dress turned out. I have used this pattern before: Felicity’s year 11 formal. Hers was a fluorescent abstract print. Mine is much more like the designer intended. Black. TechnicalContinue reading “Black tie: BurdaStyle Designer original 12/2013 #130”

Valedictory Dinner in a Halter Maxi Dress: BurdaStyle 06/2016 #106

Valedictory: bidding farewell, this weekend, to secondary schooling. Just an exam or two (or in Felicity’s case, about 14!) and it’s all over. So lets go out in style. Technical details: Pattern: Burdastyle 06/2016 #106 Size: 34 – 42, I made a 40, sort off, with an FBA, slightly larger waist, a bit higher throughContinue reading “Valedictory Dinner in a Halter Maxi Dress: BurdaStyle 06/2016 #106”

Sequins: Burdastyle short swing jacket 11/2013 #115

I’d overlooked this design when I’d received this issue, and hadn’t considered it since. Something about the scratched old photo look, beanie and graffiti just didn’t appeal. But look at the line drawing. Perfect for sequins….a minimum of seams for which sequin removal would be required, and a drape-y style that would allow lots ofContinue reading “Sequins: Burdastyle short swing jacket 11/2013 #115”

Knit evening dress in “action”

Thank you for your lovely comments on my knit evening dress. Here I am on the night with the gloriously glamourous and wonderfully gracious Catriona Rowntree, the MC for the event. Catriona was wearing a dress by a local Australian designer, Rachel Gilbert. She was stunning. Thanks to the Hon. Senator Sean Edwards for theContinue reading “Knit evening dress in “action””