Striped teal and mustard coat: Burdastyle 09/2008 #133

After the success of the ‘Valentino red’ jacket I was ready to try the other version that Burda offered – full length sleeves, longer length and a stand collar. Burda made their version in a fake fur. I had a knit boucle from emmaonesock waiting in my stash to be used. Same same but different.Continue reading “Striped teal and mustard coat: Burdastyle 09/2008 #133”

Lemon Sherbet dress for Felicity: BurdaStyle 07/2021 #119

The other wedding guest dress. This one was sewn in a delightful rayon nylon blend from The Fabric Store. This is what The Fabric Store say about it (and it still seems to be available – this is not a sponsored post – I just love the fabric!) A deadstock rayon blend in a lemonContinue reading “Lemon Sherbet dress for Felicity: BurdaStyle 07/2021 #119”

A coatigan to remind me of my grandma’s carpet: Burda 12/2011 #114

I was lucky enough to get 2 yards of this totally glorious fabric from emmaonesock last year. It looks like a fabulous vintage carpet. It’s a wool fleece with raised areas, a brushed texture, and decorative selvedges. The design seems to be knitted in as you can see below on the reverse. The fabric arrivedContinue reading “A coatigan to remind me of my grandma’s carpet: Burda 12/2011 #114”

Style Arc’s Adeline African wax print dress

I really, really love this dress and I am wearing it, again, right now as I press publish on this post. I’m surprised to have arrived at the end of summer without having made at least one more version. Four Lodos and then distraction in the form of lovely yellow roses fabric might be theContinue reading “Style Arc’s Adeline African wax print dress”

Flouncing around: BurdaStyle 07/2017 #119

I’m following M of Nonsuch’s mathematical approach in one of her recent blog posts “I want to sew this fabric” + ”I want to make something with flounces” =  new top I’ve been wanting to sew this fabric for a long time. It came from Liz of Designer Fabrics Australia. I am simultaneously wishing LizContinue reading “Flouncing around: BurdaStyle 07/2017 #119”