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

My Image Magazine #16

The spring edition of My Image Magazine has arrived!  I’ve been following My Image since their beginnings, and have nearly every issue, though I’ve only made one pattern from them thus far.  I find I’m still far more drawn to the early issues of this magazine, and still have many of their early patterns on … More My Image Magazine #16

Sewing Goals 2018

Every year on my blog I try to look forward to the new year with sewing goals and sewing plans.  It isn’t so much about making resolutions; I’m not really trying to create habits, but it is more about having some sort of goal-oriented roadmap for the future. Let’s see how I did on working … More Sewing Goals 2018

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: New Look 6298 Teal Knit Dress (Stash Contest Entry #3)

Or, “In which I sew like a dumbass, but am saved by questionable pattern drafting and stretchy fabric.”  Truly, this dress should not fit, yet, here we are.  I was a bit dubious about New Look 6298 when it first came out, yet the idea of a slouchy knit dress won me over, and I’ve … More Pattern Review: New Look 6298 Teal Knit Dress (Stash Contest Entry #3)

Dressform Comparison: Duct Tape, Singer/Dritz, Uniquely You, and Fabulous Fit, OH MY!

While fitting to a dressform can never replace fitting to a live person, when you sew for yourself it can be an invaluable tool.  I know when I first started I didn’t see the need for one, but after about a year of contortionist tricks and pin stabs, I was ready to find an alternative … More Dressform Comparison: Duct Tape, Singer/Dritz, Uniquely You, and Fabulous Fit, OH MY!