Burda Wrap Blouse & Love Notions Skirt Sybil Illusion Skirt

Some of the following photos to be filed under The Futility of Photographing Black Garments. You’ll just have to imagine that you can actually see the style lines and details! This is the BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse from the 04/2014 magazine, but also available online here: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/wrap-blouse-042014. I’m also sporting a Love Notions pencil skirt which I’ll discuss more below. Back to the blouse: I made one … Continue reading Burda Wrap Blouse & Love Notions Skirt Sybil Illusion Skirt

Knotted Blouse & Slouchy Tee, and Living Dangerously in White Pants

I like to (try to) look stylish. And I like to be comfortable. The perfect solution: a cute blouse — but really a t-shirt — made with soft rayon knit. Win-win! This is BurdaStyle’s Knotted Blouse from the August 2016 issue, pattern #125. I sewed it with a lightweight rayon jersey in this jeweltone teal-blue that is one of my very favourite colours. I find … Continue reading Knotted Blouse & Slouchy Tee, and Living Dangerously in White Pants

BurdaStyle Ruched Sheath Dress

  This is my version of the Short Sleeve Sheath Dress 04/2017 #107 from BurdaStyle. But let’s talk about this fabric for a moment, shall we?!? I am LOVING. THIS. FABRIC. My camera has a hard time reproducing colours in the red-pink range accurately but it’s definitely a lovely magenta and indigo blue — two of my favourite colours. It’s a cotton-spandex-rayon blend jersey knit … Continue reading BurdaStyle Ruched Sheath Dress

Little Red Dress & Proudest Sewing Moments

I feel smokin’ hot in this BurdaStyle dress! Good thing, since it took me two years to make it. 🙂 I’ll tell you all about it below, but first, I have a request for you. Helena and I are preparing episode 5 of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, and we want to include you in it! What was your proudest moment in sewing? Maybe you made … Continue reading Little Red Dress & Proudest Sewing Moments

A Little Birdie Told Me to Sew this Top

Back for more Burda! With Birdies! But first, does this happen to you?— Bad kitties! Ok, back to the blouse. The bird fabric is a chiffon I bought at Designer Fabrics. (I know the birds-on-all-the-clothes trend has been around an awfully long time but I still catch my breath when I see bird-patterned fabric. Or real birds, for that matter; I’m a bit of a … Continue reading A Little Birdie Told Me to Sew this Top