Success and failure with asymmetric hemmed tops: Newlook 6412 and Butterick 6765

I’ve made two tops with asymmetric hems from non Burda patterns in the last few months. My Burda magazine collection must be feeling unloved. Who even am I? I’m pretty happy with this pattern. It’s a mash up of Butterick 6765 style B and C. This is a size 18 bust and waist out toContinue reading “Success and failure with asymmetric hemmed tops: Newlook 6412 and Butterick 6765”

Bella Dress #2 and #3

I knew I couldn’t stop at just one. Such a satisfying pattern! Bella Dress #2 is  for me. I added an infinity scarf made from the leftover metrage, inspired by Lara from Thornberry. It’s a good way to get rid of scraps! #2 was made from a light weight ponte bought online some time agoContinue reading “Bella Dress #2 and #3”

The perfect dress for eating autumn food: Tessuti’s Bella

My first Tessuti pattern. I’m. In. Love. So swirly. So loose fitting through the waist (what waist?) Clever pockets. Technical details Pattern: Tessuti’s Bella Dress Size: XXS to XL ( bust 81 to 106 cm). I made a size M (bust 96). Fabric: I think it’s a wool crepe. It’s a very long term stashContinue reading “The perfect dress for eating autumn food: Tessuti’s Bella”

Great minds think alike – update on competition sewing

It seems that I am not the only one thinking that Burastyle’s retro dress (12-2012-141) would be a good match for Tessutis competition fabric, gridlock. But I am not as fast as Sue. She has already made a lovely sleeveless version. Indeed lots of people have already completed some truly wonderful things. The pinterest pageContinue reading “Great minds think alike – update on competition sewing”