A top from Burda in white jersey, sewn a few years ago.
Vintage necklace made out of cut peach seeds with copper links, made by a friend’s dad.
A sewing, knitting, felting and crochet blog by Mirela Popovici
My friend Joytsna went to India for vacation and got me this gorgeous pink silk fabric.
I combined it with the red floral print silk organza and used a Burda pattern to sew it.
I left the edges of the flounces unfinished and fraying on purpose, it gives it a light feel.
Picture are from Roxana’s Baptism in 2012 (I was still pregnant at that time, hence the big belly)
Blouse Fabric: Rayon Jersey
Blouse Pattern: Burda WOF Magazine 10/1998
The same pattern all over again… for the drape neckline top. I’ve also sewn this pattern recently in a jersey wool, green and the gray one awaits hems.
Skirt Fabric: Cotton poplin with cross grain stretch with floral pattern from JoAnns
Pattern: Burda WOF Magazine 02/2008
I simplified the skirt pattern by removing the waist bands. Nice pattern for a simple pencil skirt.
I added lace under the hem line and hand stitched the hem.
I also added a ribbon (folded over the raw edge) for the front and back facings.
I used an invisible zipper on the side.
UV protective synthetic fabric. Really keeps me cool ;)
Pattern: Burda WOF Magazine 08/2007. Love it!
I used pearl snaps on this one.
It is my coat, or bits of my coat for the BurdaStyle Book. I hope I’m not showing too much, just the details of the stitching that went into it in 5 days. Actually a day and 4 evenings.
I did read a lot before sewing this coat, I posted some of the links already, but just to keep it next to the photo so I’ll know what to do next time.
Nameless tutorial 2 shows how the hem facing is done: http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/nameless_tutorial_2/
Have a look at Tany’s lining next to back facing and hem facing and lining.
I made the piping myself and it is one quick and easy project: http://mirelap.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/seeeeewing/
Note to self: Leave a lot more hem allowance on the sleeves! Lot: like 15 cm more. When I added the shoulders, the sleeves got shorted with the thickness of the shoulder…Lucky my design called for cuffs, lucky I made them big.
All about sleeve-heads: http://thesewingdivas.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/sleeve-heads/
All about shoulder pads: http://tanysewsandknits.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-02-14T01:04:00Z&max-results=7
After all, I ended up buying mine, time was of the essence.
Hope there images do not give away too much and the design will still be saved for the book!
I really like how the BurdaStyle book coat ended up. It has a somewhat military trench coat feel.
It was finished last Friday and I’ll get another chance to see it again on Monday before it is off for 18 months at BurdaStyle.
I don’t think I’m allowed to post pictures of the finished product or the sketches, so you will have to wait for the Book and it is a long wait till fall 2011. I totally think it will be worth the wait. Designers working on these projects are from 15 different countries and I’m sure every creation will be very unique. Plus the book will give everyone the opportunity to alter the patterns and recreate the designs.
I have learned/remembered a lot about sewing coats. Next time I will do all the couture touches, like in the Vogue book and next coats will be a little bit more feminine.
Armani put out an extraordinary wearable collection for fall 2010, and a lot of the colors are muted beige and creamy colors, but the cut is everything.
The latest Vogue Magazine has a page describing Beige as not being so boring when paired up with leopard print or bold colors like Red, Green or Purple (not all at once).
Who else is sewing for the book?
Angela Atkin: http://sewithought.com/?p=242
Julietta : http://sewionista.blogspot.com/
Did I miss someone? I’d like to hear who else is sewing for the book.
I always try to place the patterns differently than the pattern instructions, in order to use less fabric and maybe squeeze in another top or skirt or even a belt in there.
Remember my angels blouse with all the little cut out angles reapplied to the fabric?
But check out this wonderful design for a jacket with ZERO waste: http://issuu.com/foyacollective/docs/precarious_cut_workbook
What do you do with all the scraps? I have a drawer full with scrap and I don’t quilt…at least not yet.