Burda 6431: an actual completed 2018 Make Nine project

Back in my ignorant youth, I would roundly ignore the ends tables at Fabricland. Why would I bother? I wondered. Clearly the ends table was where they stuck all the crap they hadn’t been able to sell previously, and it would be ugly and awful. I can’t remember how it happened, but one day IContinue reading “Burda 6431: an actual completed 2018 Make Nine project”

KnipMode December 2017, Dress 6: Shiny and Summery (also not pink)

(Brief aside for Blogspot friends & readers: Please don’t ask me why, I am not a computer person–all appearances to the contrary–but blogger is going through another phase where I can’t use my wordpress ID to comment on posts. When I try, it tells me that it “couldn’t connect to my blogspot ID”–which of course,Continue reading “KnipMode December 2017, Dress 6: Shiny and Summery (also not pink)”

McCalls 6886: Behind-the-times edition

  Everyone else who has ever sewed a dress has already made up this pattern. And it’s easy to see why, seeing as the sleeveless version is two pieces, no darts. It doesn’t get much simpler. This fabric is a thick poly jersey (not quite scuba-weight, but much heavier than usual) with a very largeContinue reading “McCalls 6886: Behind-the-times edition”

Burda 6417: In Which 2-Way Stretch Means 4-Way Stretch

Preamble to prologue: I owe you all a Miss Bossy post, I know, but April kicked my butt three ways from Sunday and I’m still working on the dress. It is coming, and I will post it. In the meantime, lots of other things are done and ready to share. Just in case you wereContinue reading “Burda 6417: In Which 2-Way Stretch Means 4-Way Stretch”

Burda 12/17 Blouse #105

This is made from a polyester charmeuse, which isn’t something I normally go for, but it was so soft and drapey and didn’t feel plastic-y at all. And when I saw the December 2017 Burda blouse, it seemed like the perfect match. Of course, it took me four months to sew it up. But hereContinue reading “Burda 12/17 Blouse #105”

Pink? Avalanche #4, and a dress: Jan/18 #102

Is this pink or red? Can I claim that it’s red so obviously not part of the pink avalanche? I’d already made an altered Renfrew out of this fabric (which has shown up paired with other things from time to time), a very lightweight drapey poly jersey, with a nice big scrap left over–just enoughContinue reading “Pink? Avalanche #4, and a dress: Jan/18 #102”

V8946: A shiny pink velvet dress: Pink Avalanche #3

Look, a dress! How unlikely. This project is a double-jeapordy impulse project: the pattern (V8946, now OOP) was picked up in the discount bin at the local fabric store for $5.99 (CDN), and the fabric was picked up at Marina’s fabric store on Ottawa St for no reason other than it was pink and shiny.Continue reading “V8946: A shiny pink velvet dress: Pink Avalanche #3”

Not Pink! Burda 11/17 Top #109 in Turquoise

It’s not that everything I’ve made since the beginning of December is pink. It’s just that everything I’ve made which isn’t a repeat pattern since the beginning of December is pink. (There’s a pair of chocolate brown Style Arc Katherine pants, and a bright yellow version of this Burda shirt, for example.) Except for thisContinue reading “Not Pink! Burda 11/17 Top #109 in Turquoise”

Burda 1/18 Leggings #107: February Floral

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it here, but I take bellydance classes. This has led to any number of awkward and cringe-inducing conversations with men on dates, but despite their belief that the only reason for a woman to take bellydance lessons is to learn to seduce men with all that sexxxy jiggling,Continue reading “Burda 1/18 Leggings #107: February Floral”

Burda 4/2016 Dress 119: Pink Avalanche #2

I started this dress in the fall of 2016, and then it spent a year getting wrinkled while sitting on my ironing table. I was petrified of wrecking the fabric by pressing the seams wrong. The combination of synthetic velvet plus lurex made me visualize melted goldish-pink gluck on my ironing board, and I couldn’tContinue reading “Burda 4/2016 Dress 119: Pink Avalanche #2”