Posts Tagged ‘grey’

And having got your attention with that silly title, here it is. It’s not really chain mail, of course, but it is a wedding dress pattern: Burda 106-03-2011. The fabric is a very coarse polyester woven. The threads are two different colours; there’s a fine black one and a much chunkier white one. It was […]


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 […]


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 […]


I already posted a picture of my grey version of Vogue 1220 on my dressform, and thank-you all for all the lovely comments! But as my husband has kindly taken some live action photos of it I’m afraid here it is again, with bonus additional musing on having made the same dress twice. (Oh and […]


Happy New Year! I’m actually writing this post on December 31st. Come Sunday morning I expect to be lying in bed nursing a small hangover after our traditional New Years Eve barbeque. It’s the only night of the year I manage to stay up late any more. The dress above is my last make of […]


Thanks for all the lovely comments about the final version of Vogue 8633. I wore it to work this week and it’s definitely my favourite dress. So here’s what’s next up on the project list: I am in two minds about this dress. I love the picture. But I fear that what I love about […]


The weather was really nice this weekend so I tried to get some pictures of my most recent project, a long-sleeved version of Burda’s September cover dress. This is a knit dress with all the shaping in horizontal curved seams which wrap around the body. I’ve previously made the sleeveless version in neoprene. The new […]



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