Monochrome floral tunic: BurdaStyle 08/2020 #125

Experimental sewing. Wearable, but getting close to a wadder. I guess we’ve all been there. I wouldn’t have said this when this top was fresh off the sewing machine, but subsequent episodes of wearing have led me to conclude that its not quite the right fabric for this pattern. What is this pattern I hearContinue reading “Monochrome floral tunic: BurdaStyle 08/2020 #125”

The last of the summer sewing

The season has turned, I’ve brought my winter coats back into the wardrobe. It’s almost too late to be blogging about summer sewing… but not quite! This top is Burdastyle 06/2016 #129 I’ve even used a similar colour to Burda. Mine is made from a floaty cotton voile that has been in my stash almostContinue reading “The last of the summer sewing”

Lodo dress times three

The Lodo dress from True Bias is my new favourite summer dress pattern. Three so far! So much to love about this pattern. It has a nicely shaped V neck, it’s loose through the waist, has excellent shoulder coverage, is designed for a stable knit, a woven fabric is used for the facings and (bonusContinue reading “Lodo dress times three”

White Christmas dress

I’ve been dreaming of a White Christmas…dress. Apologies to Bing Crosby and Michael Bublé. And my dreams have materialized thanks to my fabric and pattern stash. Gotta love an extensive stash! This pattern  is from one of Burda’s extra magazines. The website is calling it Burda Easy HW/2014 but my magazine is called Burda SpecialContinue reading “White Christmas dress”

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”

The skirt edition of sewing at the beach

I made some skirts at the beach too. Simple stretch cotton summer staples. Fabric from the stash, but originally from Gay Naffine’s sales in July 2014 and November 2010. Red ticking skirt This is an adaptation of my asymmetrical wrap skirt Burdastyle 12/2013 #109 I took the left front side pattern piece (the one withContinue reading “The skirt edition of sewing at the beach”

Repurposed Italian cherubs and a stripy grey top

This very cute fabric was purchased in Italy and made into a dress. I wore it a lot, and it faded. The fading bit was okay, but it also grew, width wise. The curse of stretch woven cottons perhaps? Now it’s a skirt. Technical details Skirt: The dress was BurdaStyle 02-2009-124A I sliced the bodiceContinue reading “Repurposed Italian cherubs and a stripy grey top”