Silk

May 18, 2011

Silk and wool keep you cool. They are all natural fibers, renewable, fast drying, moisture wicking. I enjoy sewing and wearing silk for summer, nothing compares to it, feels so airy and almost naked like. People worry about washing it, or are afraid of it thinking that it can only be dry cleaned. I prewash my fabric before cutting, so it handles great even after it is sewn together, a quick hand wash with hand soap and line dry does the trick. It is amazing how fast it dries. A great source for silk is online at the fashion fabrics club, really good deals.

Fabric: hammered silk charmeuse

Pattern: Burda 06/2009 model 123 with the 122 sleeves and no frills.

The blouse in the magazine has some great sewn beads around the collar and along the frills, but I could not get the frills to be as delicate. The pom poms are made out of fabric strips, wrapped around two round pieces of cardboard with a hole in the center, then cut in between the cardboard pieces and tied together through the center. I’m not going to write another tutorial for this, there are plenty online. Here is my favorite: http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-make-pom-poms.html Awesome blog by the way, the techknitting.

This magazine does have some other great patterns that I keep on my list of things to sew, like the 128 dress

the 102 top that I have sewn and love, that would look just as good as the 101 dress.

108 is also pretty nice as a top or a dress and I just have to match it with the right fabric.

113 is also on the list from a jersey I got a while back in Israel.

Plus, it has a shirt dress, from the cover and many great plus sizes patterns. Great Issue!

Do you sew from “old” magazines? I think Burda patterns are too classic to go out of style and use old issues all the time.

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5 Responses to “Silk”

  1. Maja Says:

    Mirela,I like your silk blouse so much!! You know I’m in love with Burda magazine:))) Yesterday I bought 3 issues(4/5/6 from 2010) with discaunt price,and I am so happy:)) So new projects in my mind..I look forward your new projects,based on older Burda issues:)

  2. Becky Says:

    I definitely keep my old burdas. You never know when an older pattern will inspire you. And I rarely have the time to immediately sew from a new issue before the next one comes out. (Plus there’s the couple of older issues that I’ve wanted to sew from and had in the queue for years and just haven’t gotten to yet.)

    Very nice blouse. And good to see you posting again.

  3. Olga Says:

    Imi place bluzita, si se vede ca iti este si foarte comoda. Sa o porti cu drag! Si eu am numere vechi din Burda (incepand cu anii ’90), dar numarul de care zici tu mi-a scapat :)
    Olga

  4. Mirela Says:

    Thank you for your nice comments girls!
    Maya! I have not heard from you in such a long time, good to hear from you again.


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