Pattern Review: BWOF-03-2003-109A (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #1)

When I came up with my original Sew Geeky plans, this jacket wasn’t on it at all, but I added it to meet the criteria of the Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest, and I’m so happy I did!  I love this jacket!  Simple, casual, warm, easy, and colorful.  Definitely fits with what I’m wanting to wear … More Pattern Review: BWOF-03-2003-109A (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #1)

Burda Spring/Summer 2018 Catalog Collection

Burda has announced it’s semi-annual catalog collection for Spring/Summer!  Burda tends to be my favorite pattern brand, both in terms of style and fit, but because I have an extensive magazine collection, I find I can often limit my envelope purchases.  But for some reason my first impression of this collection was that I wanted … More Burda Spring/Summer 2018 Catalog Collection

A Year in Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 2017

Another year done, which means we have another set of BurdaStyle Magazine issues in the stash!  This year I feel like everyone has been pretty positive towards the looks we’ve been getting from Burda, but often hindsight and distance puts things in perspective, especially after the newness wow factor wears off a bit.  In case … More A Year in Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 2017

Pattern Review: BS-11-2016-109 Blouse (Stash Contest Entry #4)

I’ve been making a rather leisurely attempt at participating in the Pattern Review Stash contest, but the way I figure is that it’s sort of a collective effort to sew as much as possible, so in that sense, at least I’m contributing a bit.  This next piece isn’t much of a stash buster, using up … More Pattern Review: BS-11-2016-109 Blouse (Stash Contest Entry #4)

Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 11-2015-113 Red/Gold Sheath Dress (Stash Contest Entry #2)

Although I’m not really “in it to win it” with the stash busting contest, I am having fun finding uses for fabrics that have been in my stash for quite some time.  Although I did like my first entry for the stash contest, I didn’t feel it was quite right for the party I was … More Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 11-2015-113 Red/Gold Sheath Dress (Stash Contest Entry #2)