Thursday, May 24, 2018

June 2018 Burda Style

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All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Love the mash-up of the 2 necklines!

This boho chic dress has just enough sophistication for the office.

Fun top for weekend get-togethers!

A snazzy sequin tank top is a great way to dress things up for casual summer affairs.

Plus Size
So comfy and pulled together for hanging around the house.
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This is a great alternative to the pencil skirt for the office.
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Neutral Ground

I love linen!  When Dorcas, Brand Ambassador for Sew Much Fabric, decided to make a linen suit I was so excited!  She selected a fabulous Burda Style jacket from a recent issue and highlighted the design details with an animal print binding.  The printed knit top pulls everything together!  Thanks Dorcas!

Nothing says summer like a linen suit and I've put together two great Burda patterns along with khaki linen from Roz at Sew Much Fabric to make an outfit that I think will be a real workhorse in my wardrobe. The jacket is Burda Style 04/2018 #102 and the minute I saw it in the magazine I knew I had to make it. It was a challenge but nothing difficult so I thoroughly enjoyed making it. Really, the only time consuming part was tracing the 17 pieces!

This jacket has so many cute design details. The front, of course, but I also love the curved cuff on the sleeves:

and also the safari jacket styling in the back:

The pants are Burda 7062 which I've made many, many times and always come back to for a great fitting pant. And I was crushing on the rayon knit Roz has in stock called Random Dot (Sold Out) so I used it to complete my outfit pairing it with New Look 6470, a TNT in my stash:

I'm completely smitten with my linen suit and can't wait to wear it. Linen is so comfortable to wear in Houston's heat and humidity and it launders beautifully, too. Run on over to Sew Much Fabric and I'll bet Roz has linen in one of your favorite colors!

Thursday, May 17, 2018


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Thursday, May 03, 2018

Run For The Border Print

If you've been following along as the Brand Ambassador for Sew Much Fabric builds her curated wardrobe, you'll remember the white and tangelo wrap tops.  She has added a fun embroidered border print denim (Sold Out) skirt to the mix.  Perfect start to a summer wardrobe!  Thanks Dorcas!!!

With temps pushing 90 in Houston our coveted, albeit short-lived, spring is quickly departing. The good news? Bring on the summer sewing! My first make is my uber-favorite Grainline Studios Moss skirt made with this fabulous embroidered border denim now in stock at Sew Much Fabric.

I have a closet full of shirts that look great with this multi-colored floral embroidery. The colors are so vibrant and rich.

I used cotton shirting for my pockets and fly shield and topstitching was easy on this denim, as it is on the lighter end of the denim weight scale.

And of course, this summer skirt is special enough to deserve a lining. I used cotton broadcloth and a decorative stitch hem.

I love wearing this skirt and it has already become a staple in my wardrobe! The embroidered denim (Sold Out) and both the white and orange 11 oz. rayon knits are all available at Sew Much Fabric. So summer, welcome to Houston! I'm ready for you.