Posts Tagged ‘patterns’
I am a castaway!
I am thrilled to tell you that I am the ninth castaway on the ongoing series Desert Island Sewing over at the Scruffybadger´s place. Hop on over to read about which patterns I would bring with me to a desert island. It´s such a fun idea Ms. Scruffy has hatched, and I have enjoyed reading…Read More
The Christmas Dress, or and update on the Blue Velvet Dress.
Do you remember the navy blue velvet dress I was about to make back in …ehem…September? Well, turns out, Vogue 8280 wasn´t really for me. Because this was a style of dress I hadn´t tried out before, I decided to make a trial dress. A wearable muslin if you will. The pattern was great, and…Read More
Fun! – The Header Dress – Pattern Review: BurdaStyle 01-2010-130
Thanks for all the great feedback on my new layout, I have made the post text font bolder, and hopefully that´s made it easier for you to read. Today I present to you the first installment in my new segment Fun!. If you are interested in joining in on the fun, you are more than…Read More
Christmas came early this year.
You know I love Burda Magazines, right? Imagine my delight when I discovered a 1961 issue on Swedish ebay! I knew I just had to have it, and to my surprise, nobody else was bidding on it, so I won it! Yay! Not only did I win that lovely issue, I won another pattern magazine,…Read More
FESA: The corduroy pants
Edit: I had no idea, but a post over at the Coletterie stated that it is Corduroy Appreciation Day today! Fitting, no? So, I finally finished my corduroy pants! I´ve been wanting to make a rust colored pair since seeing Carolyn´s version. I have already told you about the beginnings of these pants, so here comes the finished…Read More
The anniversary outfit: Pattern Review for Simplicity 1782 and Burda 02-2011-107
Eight years ago, my darling and I met at a Halloween party. I can´t believe how time flies! So, to celebrate, we went out on a dinner date on Monday (yummy Italian food), and I got a chance to wear two of my newest creations, a 40´s top I´ve been dying to make since I…Read More
Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 03-2010-101A aka The Summer Coat.
Back in May, after getting the flu from biking on a chilly night, I decided I needed a summer coat. Unfortunately, I lost my sewing mojo over the summer, and so this coat wasn´t finished until last week. The idea of this coat is to have something to throw over thin summer dresses in those…Read More
A FESA update, a refashion and the pants that almost didn´t come to be.
First of all, thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last post, it prompted me to make another refashion of a shirt! This time a less radical change, I just wanted one of my darlings old crisp white shirts to fit me instead of him. The shirt tucked into the wool…Read More
Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 04-06-118
Pattern size: 36-44 Pattern type: Women’s cropped pants pattern with side zipper. Rating: Recommend, with modifications Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? If you look past the alterations I did, yes. Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn´t really follow the instructions, as these…Read More
Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2008-108
Avaliability: This is a BurdaStyle Magazine pattern from the June 2008 issue. Pattern number 108. Pattern type: Shirtdress Rating: Highly recommend. Pattern Description: Shirtdress pattern with elastic waist and darts both in the front and the back. Knee length. Pattern Sizing: Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done…Read More