Simplicity’s Fall line has been announced. If you are a vintage pattern lover or a cosplayer, this release is fantastic. So many great additions! If, however, you are a bit more interested in modern designs and trends, then the options feel a bit reduced from the normal fall line. There are still some nice coat options … More Simplicity Patterns Fall 2017
First of all, our lives would be incomplete without watching this Burda disco video: Burda has been publishing the Vintage issue for the bast few years – we’ve had 1950s and 1960s so far, which means it is time for the 70s! Sadly, I was hoping for more disco swag jumpsuit styles, but Burda went … More Burda Vintage 2016
Thanks to Pattern Review, I’ve realized that the latest collection from Simplicity is now available. As has been noted around the blog-o-sphere, the actual Simplicity website has not posted them yet. Sigh. I miss the days when it was functional. Anyway, the new collection is AMAZING if you love vintage and cosplay/costuming sorts of patterns. … More Simplicity October 2016
A lot of new pattern releases this week! Let’s take a look and see what trends these companies have gone with for the winter sewing season: Butterick The latest pattern collection for Butterick is here! This collection seems less focused on holiday party wear, and more focused on retro releases and slouchy tops to wear … More New Butterick, Simplicity, and New Look (and a Burda Vintage Sneak Peak)
My copy of the Burda Vintage magazine arrived in the mail the other day. While I was hoping to get a few more patterns than we were shown in the early preview, I wasn’t too surprised when I didn’t. What I was surprised about was the quality of the magazine – it definitely felt like … More Burda Vintage is Here!
One of my favorite issues every year is the “Burda Classics” issue – simple, classic designs that work well in a wardrobe. This year, however, the magazine has been names “Burda Vintage” and apparently has updated versions of Vintage Burda patterns. I’m not normally a huge vintage pattern sewer, but, I have to say, I’m … More Newsflash: Burda Vintage Early Preview Posted
Ebay has been the greatest enabler in my quest to fill out my Burda back order wish list. I mostly look for more recent issue – pretty much only for the last decade or so – but once in a while I get excited by some older issues. I have bought several magazines from the … More Vintage Burda Buys
Perhaps I am behind the times, but the Burda Italian website has started a “Fashion History” series on their website. It currently has entries for 1956/1957, 1966, and 1975. Hopefully the links will actually go to the Google-translated pages. Clicking on the “Foto-Show” links take you to the pattern pictures. In any case, my relationship … More Burda Italia – History of Fashion