Monday, March 26, 2012

Burda Style April 2012

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Love the 2 rows of ruffles!
Blouse #117

Spring's Nautical Theme
Jacket #124
Pants #125

Summer Wedding Attire
Dress #128B

Beautiful Sleeves
Top 115A
Skirt 122B

Plus Size
Side tucks add interest to this pencil skirt.
skirt #135

Causal vest for weekend wear
vest #132

Leather Flowers
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Friday, March 16, 2012

New Fabrics for March 2012

Kelly Green Loops
Cotton Blend
Designer Tibi
This stunning global print if from Tibi.  The colors are a soft banana cream with kelly green loops that vary from thin to bold and back to thin.  The overall hand is similar to silk tussah. Make a dress, straight skirt or boxy jacket.

Sewl Mate
Straw Linen
100% Linen

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining-Shamrock
Buttons-Kelly  13/16"  $2.20
Lemon Grass  7/8"  $3.00
Gutermann thread # 803, 760

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 02/2012  #118 jacket

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5601, 5603, McCalls 6318, 6320, New Look 6557, Simplicity 2176, Vogue 1174, 8765

Sewing Tip: A Hong Kong seam finish will look great in an unlined garment.

Summer Burnout Black
This will make a lovely "little black dress" for summer! The hand is crisp (like a heavy organza) with sheer burnout sections shaped into motifs.  The fabric is photographed with white fabric underneath to highlight the sheer areas.   Make a peplum jacket, straight skirt or sheath dress.

Sewl Mate
Black/White Animal Print Silk Charmeuse
100% Silk

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining-Black
Buttons:Spotlights  1-1/8  $2.00
Cat Eye  7/8"  $4.00

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 02/2012 #110B
Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5520, 5605, McCalls 5668, 6505, Simplicity 1913, 1938, Vogue 8615, 8743

Sewing Tip: Silk Organza will work best as an interfacing.