Posts Tagged ‘dress’

This Burda pattern has been on my to-sew list for a long while. It’s 120-01-2012, a short trapeze-line design. This is a pattern that I was drawn to the moment I saw it, but put off making because of a fear that the trapeze shape wouldn’t work on me. Here’s the line drawing. The dress […]


So a few months ago a part of the sewing blog world was calling for more constructively critical comments on sewing blogs. I seem to recall saying at the time I agreed with this…well although I love a positive comment as much as everyone else, my latest project seems like a good one to ask […]


Last week I finally managed to complete a dress I started making at the beginning of May. It’s taken nearly a month – real life took over from sewing for a while! I tried the finished dress on with great excitement, only to realise that the project is a complete failure. It’s wearable enough to […]


This dress is made from the most amazing polyester suede fabric. It’s so strokable that every time I put the project down I found myself missing the texture. It comes from Minerva Crafts in a range of colours. It was easy to sew. I needed to use a leather needle but otherwise it was just […]


So in an attempt to beat the freezing cold UK weather I bought some wool jerseys to make warm winter dresses. This is the first; a repeat of Burda 122-09-2010 made in a very stable violet coloured wool blend from Ditto Fabrics. I think I must have had about the last of it because it’s […]


My sister’s dress has reached her now, so I can show the whole thing on the blog! It’s Vogue 2218, a two piece dress pattern with a lot of sleeve and neckline variations. We picked the sleeveless boat neck version. In passing, I found it really difficult to take decent photos on the dressform. Some […]


Now witness the firepower of this armed and fully operational shirt dress. Sorry, I couldn’t resist the quote because this is the second dress I have made out of Death Star fabric. Why is it Death Star fabric? Here it is close up. The design is meant to be glitter balls, but it looks like […]


Thanks for all the feedback on coating choices! I think it’s going to have to be the chartreuse boiled wool, although Alice and Mary Nanna have got me wondering if I can get away with pink after all. This is one of the great things about sewing. It seems so much less risky to make […]


This is Burda 116-08-2011, inspired by Allison’s version. I think this might be the single fastest dress I ever made. I started tracing the pattern on Saturday morning. Then I cut the fabric out. Then I thought I might as well thread the overlocker and the sewing machine, and then once those were threaded I […]


Radio silence

09May12

I’ve been having a little break from blogging for the last couple of weeks because real life has been getting in the way. But things have calmed down a little now, and I managed to get some sewing done at the weekend. The weather’s been so unseasonably cold in the UK lately that I was […]



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