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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Burda Magazine 10/2013 Style 124A

Another new top completed! This time it's Burda Magazine 10/2014 style 124A. 

Hmm...not sure why the pictures posted sideways. 

Anyways, this pattern can also be lengthened to be a dress. Changes that I made was to eleminate the side zipper as the neckline is more than wide enough to pull over your head. Perhaps if you did the dress version or a stable knit the zipper may be needed. 

The pattern directions....haha! Typical Burda instructions. I could not figure out reading them how to do the neckline.  Ended up throwing them aside and playing around with the pieces until I figured out what how it went together. 

It's very comfy and has a different style. I used a poly knit from Fabricland, really wish the store would carry more natural fibres.  Changes I would make if I make another version would be to lengthened the bodice an 1". 

Up next is a sewing goal I made at the beginning of the year. I'm going to tackle a swim suit! Yikes!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

McCalls 6513

I've been doing a little sewing! For some reason my mojo has been low lately. 

However I did recently finished McCalls 6513.  

This pattern is a Palmer Pletsch. It's the first time I've sewn one. If you need a lot of adjustments to patterns it's a great one for you. The pattern has lines for full bust adjustments and all kinds of other ones. I only did my usual long torse and arm adjustments. 

I had this lovely olive green knit in stash that I wish I had more of in multiple colours. Why is it so hard to find nice knits with good recovery? It's the perfect weight, so many are too thin. 

I love how it fits. However I'm finding the neckline gaps and you can see my bra. Since I don't want to spend all day adjusting the neck to make sure I'm not flashing everyone, I'm going to tack the neckline in place. 

I'm almost done a Burda magazine top so more to come soon!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year! 2015 Goals

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. 

At the beginning of 2014 I posted my sewing goals for the year:

1) Sew pants. Achieved! I sewed 4 pairs of pants and now have 2 TNT patterns.

2) Sew a slip. Sorta did this one. I did sew a half slip but my full slip failed. Then it stalled due to being unable to find wide stretch lace locally. Might have to work at sourcing it online.....

3) Sew a swimsuit.  Have all the supplies but never tackled this one. 

So my 2015 Goals are:

1) Sew a slip

2) Sew a swimsuit. I really need to get one this one as my suits are all old. 

3) Sew a winter coat 

My sewing mojo has been missing since I had surgery 3 weeks ago. I'm hoping to get in the sewing room today :)