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Pattern Review 7/19/16 9:49 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 07-2016-114 origami checkerboard blouse
Here is a quick white shirt, Burda's 'origami' shirt 07/2016 #114 that I used as a palate cleanser after quite a frustrating struggle with a linen jumpsuit. (More on the jumpsuit later.) (all the projects I'm going to mention are linked to in the blog post on Chanel No. 6) In the harshest summer ... more...
Pattern Review 7/26/15 4:36 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 02-2014-109 Pencil Skirt
(more photos on my blog At the end of the day, (actually at the beginning of the day, but let's not get technical) I spend a lot of my working time alone at my desk writing novels. There is no wardrobe regime for this bu... more...
Pattern Review 7/24/15 8:29 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 02-2015-104 Kenzo knock-off Peplum Blouse
This is my third in a series of shirts/blouses to see me through summer (more info on my blog, and as of now, my favorite. It's a simplified knockoff of a double-peplum blouse the Japanese designer Kenzo showed on his SS2015 runway, so I included a photo of the origin... more...
Pattern Review 7/19/15 11:40 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 02-2015-113 Boyfriend Blouse
The designer Margaret Howell offered a 'boyfriend' shirt look for this summer. (see runway photo on my blog Isn't that drab? Goodness knows why I tackled such a look when it doesn't even flatter the young woman walking the runway. It features the sort of architectur... more...
Pattern Review 3/20/15 12:21 PM
Burda Easy Fashion Magazine - 09-2014-3A zebra pieced zippered mini
This skirt has a lot of potential which went begging because my model doesn't show off the interesting piecing. But therein lies the risk. Only by laying all the pattern pieces to imitate the finished skirt, (see photo above) did I avoid headaches with zebra stripes going the wrong way. I think the ... more...

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