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Pattern Review 8/29/09 10:48 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 10-2005-101 Jacket
FRONT OF JACKET >>>>>>>>>>UPDATE 30 AUGUST 2009: With help of Hildes (thanks Hildes!) who suggested trying a German version of Burda Archives for the years 2004 and 2005, I corrected the Pattern Photo link. (click 'Pattern Photo' at the top, it works now). Here is another Burda photo of the t...more...
Sewing Tip 8/9/09 7:38 AM
Minimizing distortion in collars when cutting
When making collars and stands, it is crucial to cut pieces with precision. This technique allows to avoid the distortion that often happens when cutting long narrow pieces on a fold, which is the case when you make collars and stands. Bear in mind, if a collar is not symmetrical, you will have a tr...more...
Pattern Review 7/20/09 1:45 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 11-2008-125 activewear top
Pattern Description: Short raglan sleeves and a plunging neckline lend new verve to a popular basic and its so easy to sew! Pattern Sizing: 36-44. I made 40, according to my measurements, and the fit was just right! Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done s...more...
Pattern Review 8/9/09 7:49 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 01-2009-127 Exclusive Design Jacket
UPDATE 9 August 2009>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> After wearing this jacket I would like to add a few comments: 1. The jacket feels a bit too soft to my liking, I should've put two layers of interfacing instead of one. (The interfacing I used was Whisperweft, as ...more...
Pattern Review 7/17/09 6:52 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 01-2009-127 Exclusive Design Jacket
a closer look Pattern Description: Pattern Sizing: 36-42. I measured myself carefully, and cut size 40. The jacket was too wide! I re cut the jacket a size smaller, which fit perfectly. It is the first time in my life a Burda pattern required fiddling with sizing. My fabric is heavier than th...more...
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