Burdastyle 10 / 2010 #118 Blouse



Using a botched skirt project to sew up a sleeveless blouse as the fabric is too beautiful to cry over having made the wrong pattern choice for the particular fabric.

Aligned the back bodice pattern piece slightly off at the neckline along the fabric fold to prevent the ever common gaping problem.

Added about 4 and half inch to the length of the bodice and omitted the sleeves and tie pieces.

Burdastyle Day

Today I had the luck and misfortune of obtaining the November issue of Burdastyle. We in the lovely country of South Africa are a little behind. The issue I had initially wanted was the December one. Oh well. Next month. But for now I shall page through the November issue and try and visualize new projects. So far no dice. Yet. Maybe after a visit to the fabric store some rainbow burst of sparkling new ideas will illuminate in the dark dusty side of the mind.

Now that I think about it I think it’s the case of too many patterns and too little ideas coming to fruitation past the fabric buying or pattern tracing stages.

I think it’s the muslin’s fault. My inability to want to alter and adjust the pattern to a reasonable fit. I have had sewn some patterns from Burdastyle only to crumble into a heap of dismay. My body is freakishly sized. Why does it not fit the standard? whaaayyyyy? Why am I not a standard cookie cutter size? ehem. Moving on….




Figured out the glitch with the logging in details. I had been using the wrong email address. Have noted this down and moved on. After many frustrated trials of error. Now…

It time to blog baby, er, cough. It time to blog like there’s actual things to post blatherings about.


Burdastyle Lightweight Blazer #126


This blazer calls for batting-vilene. First time I’m learning of this. Off to find this  product to make the jacket.

Will be making it out of gingham (black and white) for the outside and white cotton for the inside.

Is it too much to hope for this to not be a problem of friction when sliding it on and off? Or would a lining fabric be more suitable?