Thursday, February 22, 2018

Burda Style 3/2018

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All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Love the double zipper front!

For the trendsetters...
Cape/Jacket #105 and Pencil Skirt #103B

The dropped sleeve softens the tailored look of a bow-tie blouse.
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The seaming in this dress is perfect for reversible fabrics!
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Plus Size
So elegant for a formal affair!

Work appropriate with a feminine touch.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

One Pattern- Several Looks

Here’s the idea! Have you ever found a great pattern and made it in several different fabrics for different events? We’re translating this concept into using ONE pattern and making various looks to extend our seasonal transitional wardrobe!  Let’s use Burda’s version of the wrap dress.

Daytime and Business
The wrap dress in a jersey knit is classic for day wear!  Solid colors like Navy or Torch Red are perfect for the office or any committee meetings you attend.

Weekends and Easy Dressing
Weekend attire is all about errands and rejuvenating with family and friends!  Use fun prints like Mustard/Daisy Rayon Crepe (Sold Out) or Field of Flowers Stretch Cotton for your weekend wrap dress.  For a trendy look, pair the dress with jeans as seen on the Burda Style pattern.

Live a Little for After-Five
A wrap dress for after-five? Yes!  Beautiful fabrics like Mini Black Sequin on Tulle or Black/Gold Stretch Lace (with a black lining) will look stunning for that night out on the town!

Be adventurous and think outside the box!  Remember, we don’t have to mimic what we see on the pattern envelope.  Be daring! Try new combinations.  Once you have determined that the fit is right,  you’re free to use them over and over.  Have fun sewing and check out all the new, beautiful fabrics at Sew Much Fabric

Fabric ideas posted by Beverly Gatterson, who teaches fashion design at the Art Institute of Houston.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

T-shirt, Pencil Skirt and Waiting on Spring!

The weather is still a bit chilly but Brand Ambassador, Dorcas Ross, found a way to wear a little spring right now!  Thanks Dorcas!

It's been so dreary this week and I'm SO ready for spring! Sew Much Fabric is, too, with these sunny and fun fabrics. Yellow is trending this year and has always been one of my favorite colors. This Golden Amber Jersey Knit is especially rich and saturated and looks fabulous with the White/Honey/Amber/Black Cotton Stretch Twill  (Sold Out) from Italy.

To me, the abstract print of the twill  was reminiscent of an animal print so I instinctively reached for another animal print because I like to mix them. My friend Julie Starr had just gifted me with a load of bias tapes in 3 different animal prints from Farmhouse Fabrics and one of them was the perfect scale and color for my skirt. I already knew I wanted to use Burda 02/2017 #117 because I love the detail at the yoke and pockets. One would usually go with black for the trim and buttons I but I felt like that was too predictable so I went with the cheetah.

The top is Burda 02/2013 #126. It's basically a raglan tee but with the soft gathering at the shoulders it has much more interest and femininity.

The skirt is fully lined with satin binding at the hem. I love making skirts-probably because they are so easy to fit!

I love my new skirt and top and until it warms up I'll enjoy wearing them with two of my other Sew Much Fabric jackets!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018