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”

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”

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 black chiffon with largish bronzy paillettes. Technical details   Pattern: 03/2011-106 I shortened it considerably,Continue reading “Art Gallery Frock”