Friday, April 29, 2011

Burda Style 10/2008 116

These pictures were a long time coming so Ta Dah!

For this jacket I used a double knit from Fabric Mart, I love the color and I originally was going to make a dress and then I came across this pattern and my plans change.

The jacket is unlined, I'm not showing you the inside because my serger thread is grey, so far the only color I have, not much of a match for this beautiful purple. No changes to the design or order of construction were made, just followed Burda's instructions. I did stitch the neckline facing down by stitching in the ditch, no flopping facings for me! I chose a black separating zipper, since I thought it would look nice with a black belt.

Do I like this jacket? Oh yes! It will fit very nicely with my existing wardrobe.

Worn here with Vogue 8663

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm still here!

Well, I got a nasty cold, then the allergies hit me, at the same time last week was one of the busiest ever! I guess because school is off this week everyone was trying to get their meetings done.

I have made progress in the Burda jacket, it is going well. I'm finally done altering the prom dress; my son's friend was ecstatic with the fit when she tried on her dress on Friday, what a difference good fit makes!

I have been playing with crochet swatches for a couple of different dresses, I have wanted to crochet a dress for a while so when I'm done with the finishing on the knitting projects (winter wear) I will commit to the dress. I couldn't find the magazine picture online but here is the Ravelry link of the Winter 2006/2007 Vogue Knitting Crocheted dress by Michael Kors. I also ordered yarn for this Interweave Knits design


I promise to get pictures of the jacket this week, I should have plenty of time to get it done.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Burda jacket is cut!

Yesterday I had some time and I was able to cut the jacket. I also stabilized neckline, armhole and front with fusible bias tape. Next I get to use my sewing machine!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

This and that

Yesterday after work I went to DSW to find comfortable black flats, I was pretty lucky and came out with a great comfortable pair. I love fashionable shoes but some days you need a comfy pair that will take you through hours of standing at work. Anyways, on my way out I noticed that they had opened a Hobby Lobby on the same shopping center. I have heard of this store but never been in. As you can expect most of their merchandise is the crafty kind you find at Joanns and Michaels, but they do sell McCalls and Simplicity patterns. The cabinets were new and opened without a fight and the inventory was excellent. McCalls was on sale for 99c so I bought two.

McCalls 6341

McCalls 6282

As some of you know I also like making quilts and these crooked log cabin designs have attracted me for a while. The knit dress I think will look great I like the ruching on the sides.

I haven't cut my jacket yet I have been altering a prom dress for a friend of DS1, not fun, and I have been patching up DS2's pants, also not fun.


On Sunday I made cinnamon scones. I used a recipe from Simply Scones: Quick and Easy Recipes for More than 70 Delicious Scones and Spreads. The recipe is for a fig and walnut scone, I left out those two ingredients and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the dry ingredients. I used to add cinnamon chips but they have disappeared from my supermarkets =(. I also don't shape the dough into a round and double bake it (traditional instructions for scones) I just "drop" them on the baking sheet. There were two left by Monday morning which my sons had for breakfast before going to school. I highly recommend this little recipe book!