I'm biting my fingers! I've never entered a contest on Patternreview.com before UNTIL NOW!!! The first challenge is an A-Line skirt. Here is my entry: This pattern is from Burda Magazine. I pulled out my archives and found this one in the October 1997 edition! Yikes! It is classic though! Entries are due TODAY and… Continue reading Surprise Sewing Bee Round 1 Entry!
This is number two of what I hope will be a total of 5 of these tops. This is a super great wardrobe builder for me. I finished this up last night and was able to get a few quick shots of me in it before the sun goes down! Despite it being really shear… Continue reading Burda Plus Fashion Magazine 02-2008 Shirred Top
I've only made this top once before but I really like it. I was at Hancock Fabrics over the weekend and couldn't help myself from picking up some of these ridiculously cheap poly knits. They were on sale almost 50% off of their regularly reduced prices so each one of these 1 and 3/8" cuts… Continue reading Next Up is this Burda TNT – Burda Plus 2008 #104
I just got home from work and opened the mailbox to find my latest edition of Burda Plus Magazine. I cancelled my subsription to Burda Style in March of this year only because I was running out of shelf space and thought I'd take a break from the monthly Burda Style and just stick with… Continue reading So if you’re a size 14+ you just don’t count…or how Burda shafted the Burda Plus subscribers
The shorts are finished! And it took us a little bit to get them to this point. A not so funny thing happened when Ale came back from her camping trip and tried them on. After going into the bathroom to give it a try I heard "oh no!!!". What? What? That is not something… Continue reading Burda 6-2009-120 Women’s Shorts-Entry 4 Finish
Oh boy. These directions in Burda for this zipper installation are soooooo confusing. It's made my head hurt for a few days. I keep trying to visualize what it is they are saying. Long story short, the zipper installation on this pattern is a little bit different because there isn't a waist band and the… Continue reading Burda 6-2009-120 Women’s Shorts – Entry 3-Low Zipper Fly Without a Waistband
So let's get started. I measured the waist and the hips to determine which size to make. The waist on this particular design has tabs that are cinched in using a buckle so exact fitting of the waist is not necessary. The hips are fairly roomy too with the addition of the front pleat. We… Continue reading Burda 6-2009-120 Women’s Shorts – Entry 2-Working the Plan: Tracing the Pattern and Cutting the Fabric
On the sewing machine today is a pair of shorts that our exchange student asked me to help her make before school is out. She chose this really cute design from the June 2009 magazine. She says she's never sewn anything in her life so I'll take this opportunity to use this experience as a… Continue reading Burda 6-2009-120 Women’s Shorts – Entry 1 Pattern Analysis