Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Sewing

I got a new serger over the weekend and was itching to try it out, so I made a summer wardrobe out of some nice jersey and other fabrics I already had in my stash.

All but one of the patterns I used came from past issues of Burda magazine. The tank dress - very simple pattern, two pieces, with bust and back darts; disco dress - two piece top with bust darts attached to a 1-piece square skirt; t-shirt with back circle, also very simple pattern; the brown parka - a bit more challenging and complicated. The culotte pattern is a user-designed pattern that I downloaded from

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Burda Parka

I finished making this a while ago, but just got the cord to do the drawstrings. I don't like the puckering around the zipper, but otherwise, I think it almost looks store-bought!
[sewing] Burda Parka

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Open Robe Anglais

Just finished making this c. 1730s style gown:
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