Burda 2561

Burda 2561

Burda 2561

DSC00799 DSC00801 DSC00802Finished making this blouse and found it quite straightforward once you got over the woolly instruction sheet! 

Anyhow I am no good at selfies and I have no willing photographer to take action shots of me modelling this creation, so you will have to make do with valet Vera who does an amazing stand in job! No wrinkles or sags  and bags anywhere!

It has now been worn and washed, and the lovely cotton is very comfortable.  Only prob was I put a home printed label in the side seam, and they don’t wash!  Will have to think of something else.  Any ideas anyone?

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There is some sort of problem with using  the button on this site to link with  Pattern Review unfortunately.

Happy sewing every one!

Stripe T Shirt dress

I have been sewing clothes since 12, first on a hand powered Singer with a choice of lock stitch and reverse, and oh boy what production went on with it.  I remember with great pride the bakers boy hat created during The Beatles first years of fame. Unfortunately I have no picture of this milliners perfection but I do have one of this my latest effort!

It took three machines and two hours to complete and I wonder which gave me the most joy to make, probably the hat .  Anyhow in case you would like to create your own version of this, it is a McCalls 6612 pattern. Very easy , not even a zip to trouble you. The lovely heavy weight fabric I bought online from http://www.dittofabrics.co.uk I recommend the site.

Stripe Jersey for the beach

Stripe Jersey for the beach

Monday stripes

image My Monday make! Definitely into striped fabric at the mo. Hoping to uncover the over and cover lock machines and sew up this fab fabric today if not tomorrow, you know how it is!  Cotton Lycra Jersey lovely and soft yet substantial, no awkward creases when made up!  Hope you like it as much as I do. Bought it on line from Ditto Fabrics, they have some lovely stuff!