This past week saw several new pattern announcements, including the May Burda Early Preview, spring Kwik Sew patterns, and spring Marfy releases. May Burda Early Preview The May Burda is typically the spring-summer transition dress issue, and as such is typically one of my favorite issues of the year. This year’s magazine looks to be … More Newsflash: Assorted Pattern News
This happened a few days ago, so obviously I was really motivated to get the post up. (Granted, I’ve had a very busy few days, but, still.) Anyway, as with most of the recent Kwik Sew releases, a majority of the new patterns are for kids/crafts/baggy tunics that I’m not interested enough to bother posting, … More Newsflash: Fall/Winter Kwik Sew Patterns Announced
I (finally) managed to finish the dress I started making way back when I did my skating costume tutorial. Yeah, finishing school and moving shoved it to the UFO pile for a while, but it is finished now! Definitely not even close to my best work, but at a certain point you just want to … More Another Skating Practice Dress
The new Kwik Sew patterns are here. I was tempted to just post the link, because it isn’t really worth it to post the pictures, but then that would be a very post for you guys. Actually, this is going to be a really boring post for you guys anyway. KS4052 – FYI, most of … More Newsflash: Spring Kwik Sew Patterns Announced
Kwik Sew used to be one of my favorite pattern companies. Their athletic patterns are the ones I use most often. Then McCall’s took over and things went downhill, fast. I can’t say that this release has turned things around, but I will say that I was pleasantly surprised. There is still a lot of … More Newsflash: New Kwik Sew Patterns Announced
Ok, so today’s post is about what we are going to need to make our skating costumes. Since we are sewing something of a specialty item, there are a lot of particulars, but I expect you will probably already have a lot of them about your sewing space if you already sew. If you don’t … More Skating Dress Tutorial Part I: The Info Dump
Before we get to the Burda-ness of this post, let me point out that the latest Kwik Sew patterns have also been announced, but other than a pattern for yoga pants they are all pretty much not inspiring, so I won’t even bother to given them their own post. RIP Kwik Sew, I loved you … More Newsflash: April Burda Preview Announced!
*Sigh* Ok, so I am still working to perfect my McCall’s top pattern. After my latest round of alterations I have the following thoughts and things to deal with: * The bust area is fabulous. * The sleeves are a good fit, but there is far too much ease at the sleeve cap after I raised … More Sewing Update Part 2 and a Rant
Kwik Sew has announced their latests patterns – you can check them out here. Although they seem to be overwhelmingly geared towards kids and crafts, there were a few new adult patterns too. No new skating patterns or athletic gear though (sadface). Here were a few I thought were worth mentioning: KS3941 – I wish … More Newsflash – New Kwik Sew Patterns Announced!
So, I have been talking a lot about skating, what with the dance video posts, and the new updates about regionals and nationals, but I never actually got around to posting the skating costumes I made for this year. My original pattern review was located in this post, so you can see some of my … More Skating Costumes – More Kwik Sew 2601