Orange shirt: BurdaStyle 06/2009 #136

I’ve been admiring the collar on the Myosotis dress for some time. Then it dawned on me – there’ll be a BurdaStyle magazine pattern for that. After a pleasant hour or so trawling through my Burda magazine collection I found just what I was looking for in the June 2009 issue – a long lineContinue reading “Orange shirt: BurdaStyle 06/2009 #136”

Classic fitted shirt: #114burda04/2010

More #daughtersewing. A simple shirt elevated by excellent fabric and custom fit. This is why we sew   The deets Pattern: Burdastyle 04/2010 #114 (or, in instagram speak, thats #114burda04/2010) Size: 40 with 2.5 cm FBA Changes: left off the breast pocket and back tab, interfaced with self fabric Fabric: Jocelyn Proust printed cotton fromContinue reading “Classic fitted shirt: #114burda04/2010”

He Cooks [pork pies]… She Sews [a BurdaStyle shirt 04/2013 #138]

For all the cooking He Who Cooks does and She who Sews eats, you’d think she’d return the favour and does some sewing for him, wouldn’t you? The odd pair of boxers and an apron now and then just doesn’t cut it. This is another way of saying I finally made Chris a shirt. IContinue reading “He Cooks [pork pies]… She Sews [a BurdaStyle shirt 04/2013 #138]”

Christmas/New Year sewing

I love the easy days between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Perfect for sewing! And this year my dear friend M joined me. What’s better than a sewing day on Boxing Day? A sewing day on Boxing Day with a sewing friend! The catering by He who Cooks was pretty good too. This Christmas/New YearContinue reading “Christmas/New Year sewing”

My jacket journey to Itch to Stitch’s Hvar

My wardrobe is lacking in me made work appropriate winter jackets. ┬áNot really surprising. Jackets, done properly, can be a lot of work. So, I purchased a lovely silvery grey ponte from Tessuti with a soft but semi-structured jacket in mind. And spent a delightful few days looking through my patterns and being distracted byContinue reading “My jacket journey to Itch to Stitch’s Hvar”

Oops I did it again – Kalle Shirt

This time in June’s Meadow Liberty lawn. I did the same things as last time – lengthened by 10 cm and used a cut on button band – but I also used another Liberty lawn print for the hem facings and inner yoke. I’m really the only one who knows it there, but it makesContinue reading “Oops I did it again – Kalle Shirt”

Baby pink linen Kalle shirt

I wish I was writing about having made multiple Closet Case Kalle shirts and shirts dresses. Sadly, I have only made one. So far. This is such a great pattern. I made the cropped version with the faced hem, but with 10 cm extra length. I like the idea of the chest pocket, but IContinue reading “Baby pink linen Kalle shirt”

Very Hungry Caterpillar shirt and shorts: BurdaStyle 06/2013 #120 and 03/2016 #113

Alternative title: Late summer sewing I neglected to blog about earlier. Alternative to the alternative title: three blog posts in as many days? what is going on? Let’s go back to Felicity’s formal. That event needed an after party (AP) outfit. White shorts and a cute shirt was my brief. Specifically, a cute shirt madeContinue reading “Very Hungry Caterpillar shirt and shorts: BurdaStyle 06/2013 #120 and 03/2016 #113”

A shirt, not another skirt

It seems like all I’ve sewn recently is skirts (well, five skirts is a lot I ‘spose). Then I realised I haven’t blogged about a simple sleeveless shirt I made amidst all those skirts. The shirt has already been seen on the blog, but I haven’t told you about it! And I should have bloggedContinue reading “A shirt, not another skirt”