Sunday, February 26, 2012

Burda Style Magazine 03/2012

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Perfect for light weight fabrics like lawn.
Blouse #113A

Fashion trend-exposed zipper and the pants are knit!
Jacket #116
Pants #126B

Date Night!
Dress #108A

Skirt with a twist
Skirt #128

Plus Size
Dress #133

Jacket #134
Pants #135

I love the idea of a detachable peplum!
#155, #154, #153
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Monday, February 20, 2012

New Fabric for February 2012
Linen Grey Circles
100% Linen
 What a lovely dress weight for spring/summer.  Grey circles form a 3-1/2" floral motif on a ivory and celery green background.  This would look great as a tunic, dress or skirt.

Sewl Mate
 Sku# S1171
Nickle Grey Crepe de Chine
100% Silk

Construction in Progress
YKK zipper #S917
Buttons: Pistachio  3/4"  $.65
Stormy  1"  $3.00
Gutermann thread #021, 721, 113

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 02/2012 #109B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5598, 5600, McCalls 5591, 6322, Simplicity 2192, 2227, Vogue 1254, 8764

Sewing Tip: You will need extra yardage for pattern matching.

Nickle Grey Crepe de Chine
100% Silk
This is a lovely silk crepe de chine in nickle grey.  
Make a blouse, lingerie or use as a lining.

Sewl Mate
Animal Instinct

Construction in Progress
Button: Charcoal Flower  5/8"  $.40

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style Plus Size S/S 2012 #427

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5637, 5722, McCalls 6470, 6510, Simplicity 2145, 2151, Vogue 1255, 8650

Sewing Tip: This fabric can also be used as its own interfacing.

Tiger Lily Suiting
Orange is everywhere this season!  This fabric has nubby yarns that are loosely woven.  The overall hand is soft and pliable.  Block fuse to stabilize for fitted styles.  Also makes great trim by fringing. 

Sewl Mate
Floral/Paisley Stretch Georgette
97% Silk 3% Lycra

Construction in Progress
Interfacing: Armo Weft
Buttons: Mai Tai  1-1/8"  $7.50
Tangelo  1"  $4.00

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 02/2012 #118

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5570, 5719, McCalls 6286, 6407, New Look 6799, Simplicity 2149, Vogue 1127, 8630

Sewing Tip: Stabilize the shoulders and neckline with Stay Tape.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Burda Plus Spring/Summer 2012

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

More of the fashion trend color blocking.  Great use of small yardage.
Vest #403B

Causal weekend attire
Shirt #412
Pants #414

Like the contrasting band!
Top #405

Fun skirt for warm weather
Skirt #409
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