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Sewing at the beach: BurdaStyle 07/2014 #108

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a great start to 2016. I had a lovely time at the beach: swimming, reading, catching up with friends, fishing and … sewing. He Who Cooks graciously made room in the car for … Continue reading

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From Oscar de la Renta suiting to IKEA upholstery fabric

You know those competitions where you use one pattern for different looks? I’ve got a great example to show you. This is BurdaStyle 11/2014 #110 The shorter version of BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111 Why do I make a shorter version of … Continue reading

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Art Gallery Frock

An exhibition opening at an art gallery demands a New Frock. When the exhibition is designer fashion, the Frock specifications get a little more exacting. Luckily, I had just the fabric in my stash for an Art Gallery Frock: embroidered … Continue reading

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Scuba knit vase dress

It’s done! So glad I took your advice and used this pattern. I love the shape. It will work with a thin merino top underneath and tights for cooler days, and on its own for warmer spring weather. Technical details … Continue reading

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Poodle coat finished and modelled

I think she likes it… I like it too. It looks great and it feels wonderful. The fit is good too Perhaps a bit big through the shoulders and back (but that means it fits me too… not that this … Continue reading

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Poodle coat construction

I am having a lot of fun with this project.   Stand collar ‘interfacing’: not a fusible, but lovely Italian shirting cotton There’s something appealingly subversive about using “couture” techniques when sewing faux fur that looks like a poodle. Mais … Continue reading

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Picnic dress

Back to regular programming; fitted dresses! (I will try to post a photo of the unfitted red dress on a real person soon, I just need to line up a few things…) Technical details Pattern: Vogue 8902 Size: 6-22, with … Continue reading

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Not so silly dress

After such positive reinforcement from you, my lovely readers, and from family and friends who saw the silly little dress peplum top without photoshop (just kidding), I had to use this pattern again. Yes I made a dress with a … Continue reading

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Squares or circles?

A bit overwhelming together, but both the jacket and skirt work well as separates. I had some fun playing in my wardrobe. Technical Details Jacket: Pattern: Burdastyle 03-2012-109 Size: 36-44. I made a 42. Fabric: The fashion fabric is a … Continue reading

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A not reversible straight skirt

I have been planning the Anthropologie Knockoff, I swear. I’ve even drafted bits of it and starting to make a toile. But I had this fabric cut out for a skirt even before I saw the Anthropologie dress and it … Continue reading

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Grey Dress of Doom

It’s taken four weeks in the magic closet and a brief separation of about 12000 kilometres … before I can smile when I wear this dress. To be fair, it’s not the pattern that was the problem. It was not … Continue reading

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A dress for Ruthie’s wedding

Weddings are a great excuse for a new dress. Felicity had liked style 110 in the May 2010 Burda Style since the magazine arrived in our letterbox, and now we had an excellent reason to make it up. The style … Continue reading

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The Big Winter Coat Finale

Here it is, in the fading late afternoon winter sun. Everything is done, apart from taking it to the drycleaners for a professional pressing (I hope that’s why the hem doesn’t look perfectly smooth yet..) This has been a long … Continue reading

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Another skirt [still no progress on The Winter Coat]

Yes, I am avoiding the Big Coat Project, but I also need to update/renew my winter work wardrobe. I’ve changed jobs and the dress code is more corporate. The other day I wore a tailored jacket I made more than … Continue reading

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Skirt inspired by Jann

Do I need Christian Lomboutin for inspiration? Nahh! Jann is just as inspiring! Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 07-2008-113 Pattern Sizing: 36-44, I made a 36 for Felicity Fabric Used: Stretch cotton Changes I made: I lengthened the skirt to just … Continue reading

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