Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Burda Style January 2011

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Love the 40's feel of this coat!  

 The yoke and godet at the back hem are special touches for this pencil skirt.

 Gotta love a shirtwaist dress.

Cozy loungewear
#126B, #103A

This look is really pulled together!
dress-01/2011 issue #128
jacket 08/2010 issue #103

Plus Size
 Feminine and career oriented look
#136, #137B

Great causal Friday/weekend look.
#132, #134A
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Monday, December 13, 2010

New Fabrics for December 2010

Petite Floral
100% Silk 
Designer-Phillip Lim
This is a lovely blouse weight silk crepe.  The colorway of this feminine floral print is ultra violet with parchment polka dot leaves on a black background.  Perfect for soft dresses or blouses with ruffles or floppy bow ties.

Sewl Mate
Camel Menswear Wool
97% Wool  3% Lycra

Construction in Progress
Buttons-Navy Swirl  5/8"  $.55
Black Faceted  7/16"  $.45

Sweet Inspiration

 Burda Style 12/2010 #102A

Patter Suggestions: Butterick 5284, 5496, McCalls 5977, 6202, Simplicity 2281, 2361, Vogue 1170, 1207

Sewing Tip: French seams make an elegant seam finish.

Ultra Violet Double Club Wool Crepe
96% Wool 4% Spandex
From Italy, this is a fabulous suit weight double cloth wool crepe.  Double cloth is two layers of fabric with threads in the middle holding the two together. Both sides have a crepe surface and each are considered the "right side".  The color is a beautiful ultra violet (a blue purple).  Perfect for coat and jackets.

Sewl Mate
  Petite Floral (see above)

Construction in Progress
Buttons: Black & Royal Blue Brushstrokes 11/16" $1.10, 1-1/8 S2.00
Blue Bayou 3/4" $.40
Gutermann thread #263

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 12/2010 #101

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5567, 5569, McCalls 5718, 5767, Simplicity 2341, 2556, Vogue 2934, 8548

Sewing Tip: Use the "with nap" yardage and layout.

Black Menswear Wool
97% Wool  3% Spandex
You should have this in your fabric stash to pull out at a moments notice!  This dress weight menswear wool has a nice drape and stretch for comfort.  The wardrobe possibilities are endless-dresses, jackets, pants, skirts and vests.

Sewl Mate
Black Crinkle
100% Polyester

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining- Black
Gutermann thread #010
Button: Ragtime-Black 3/4" $1.75, 7/8" $2.25
Rayon Hem Tape-Black

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 12/2010 #113A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5466, 5557, McCalls 5971, 6211, Simplicity 2455, 2477, Vogue 1126, 8666

Sewing Tip: Use stay-tape for shoulder and waistline seams.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Sewing Fashionistas' Christmas Party 2010

Thank you ladies for coming!  
I always enjoy our exchange of fashion ideas and sewing tips from each one of you.
And a huge thank you for all your support throughout the years.
I am so looking forward to our meetings in 2011.
Love, Hugs and Kisses

Monday, December 06, 2010

Burda Style December 2010

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Collar is slightly twisted for an added detail.

 3-piece attire

Easy to sew wrap coat

Love the sleeve detail

Gorgeous blouse with side ruffle

Plus Size
Holiday Parties

Burda Styling!  The jacket is from this issue, blouse from 9/2010 and skirt from 8/2010.

Christmas gifts and decorations

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