One of my co-workers inspired this skirt. She often wears maxis at work and I love it! I used a Navy knit from Jo-Anns. I think it was listed as “ponte roma.” It is softer than traditional “ponte”, but still has a thicker “bottom weight” feel that lighter jersey. It is a cotton/poly/spandex blend. Of … More I heart Maxi skirts!
As part of my back to work wardrobe and Silhouette project, I decided to make another button up shirt, a perrenial tailored favorite. This is Burda Style 07-2010-122 and I used a sheer silk blend, double layered for modesty. Underlining with the same fabric turned out to work for the concealment, but the result was … More Wear One, Wad One
Remember this gem that I loved in Burda 05/2013 (#126)? It runs short (in my opinion), but otherwise looks like the picture. This black cotton blend is a very stretchy woven fabric, so it is super comfortable. And from the back: Overall, I hate the bodice pleats as it seems to add volume to my … More Lace waist dress preview with poll
As promised! This is my “model mimic” pose: I really appreciate the model they use for their patterns. She’s so realistic. Anyway, I only made a short back waist adjustment and chopped off the length. They draft their patterns for C/D cups, which I’m a C. Happiness! While I was sewing it up, I let out … More Deer and Doe Bleuet
…but Deer and Doe of France has posted a free downloadable pattern of a cute little t-shirt! I’m loving the elbow patches! http://boutique.deer-and-doe.fr/ Fun Fact: These patterns run true hourglass and RTW aka minimal ease. I own 4 of their patterns now: the Airelle Blouse, the Belledone Dress, the Bleuet Dress, and the Chardon … More You probably already know…
Here is my first wearable muslin for my party dress, using Burda Mag’s 08-2012-110 sequin dress pattern. The best part? My husband loves this top! Yes, I confess. This is a polyester stretch satin I bought in Taquara. I am sure many of my problems stem from that. I was inspired by the 13/14 Fall/Winter … More Well that’s a little awful…
This boy’s jacket from Burda (06-2011-136) finishes up quickly, just in time for winter in Rio. (I’m wearing my StyleArc Laura Leggings in this photo too!) Its a cute pull-on hoodie in size “4” for boys that works well for the most part; but there are a few problems with it. Here’s the magazine photo. … More My son’s little Jacket
Well I am truly a StyleArc convert. I whipped up the Laura leggings expecting a saggy baggy mess and got the best fitting pair of leggings I’ve ever made. I’m not going to take crotch pics in leggings, sorry. That’s just a little too personal. The only change I made was to shorten them by … More Another StyleArc and some other things
Remember way back in February the Muslin with the side zip that wouldn’t pose? The result is all finished! What a relief! I wanted to finish it up before our trip but I set it aside to clean the house since my Mother-in-Law was threatening to come back to Rio in our car. All I … More My first Lace AND my first Couture project is finished!
I want this skirt! This gorgeous skirt is from the pattern company Deer and Doe, based in France. They have other adorable patterns too. The shop and patterns have English so why do I need to learn French? Because their blog is in French and their Deer and Doe addicts blog is also in French. … More I suddenly think I need to learn French