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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Burda pants came out GREAT!

I am very pleased with the Burda pants. They fit really well just as they are which is a first for me and pants, so I will be sewing Burda WOF pants again.
Only a hanger shot at the moment sorry :-)

Burda WOF pants (10/2008, #132)

I have traced out and am sewing up today the pants from 10/2008 issue, no 132 on page 31.
These are the first pants I have done from Burda WOF and I have to say I am intrigued as it is a lot different to Simplicity which I have sewn a lot. A few things I noticed the front crotch is very short, and the back crotch is very long (yea! That's how I am shaped too), the front dart is way off to the side which I am hoping minimises a slightly round tummy, the legs on this one are very wide though they look OK on the model, so I'll have to see what they are like sewn up.
I am using a black wool mix which should give a similar look.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Combo so far

Turquoise tee completed

The turquoise tee is completed, and I am quite happy with it :-)

The necklace was a Christmas gift from my husband and came from Prooz. They have a shop locally, but also a website at

Saturday, 27 December 2008

New Look 6008 tee started

Christmas is now over and I got the sewing machine threaded up yesterday and partially assembled a T-shirt in turquoise. I decided to swap out the cap sleeve tee for one with a similar neckline but long sleeves (New Look 6008).
I machine basted the side seams last night to do an initial try on, and whilst the front and sleeves seem OK the back is a very poor fit. Huge at the neck and the waist
I think I will add a centre back seam so I can reshape, and also a neckband (in two parts – front and back) to keep everything snug and emphasize the boat neck shape.
The knit is t-shirting not jersey and isn’t very stretchy though, so I’ll have to be careful not to make something which fits well but is impossible to get on or off.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Sewing -sigh

Well not managed any sewing since moving though I do have a lovely big sewing room in the new house.
Maybe I can do something over the Christmas break