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Burda 6765 — Linen Top

June 17th, 2021 No comments

This project turned out to be more “blouse” than the woven “tee” I’m always searching for.

 

But I’m really happy with it! Perhaps predictably, I did change things up a fair bit from the pattern.

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I AM Pan – Second Version

June 10th, 2021 No comments

I’ve previously panned (heh, heh) this pattern in this post, but have attempted another version. It’s I AM Pan, from the French company I AM.

The allure of a woven tee was apparently too much to resist. But I’ve changed a lot this go-round.

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Burda 6124 The Summer Tweed Version

June 3rd, 2021 No comments

I liked wearing these pants a lot when I first made them, but ended up pretty much hating the super-deep clown pockets. The pattern is Burda 6124.

For my second pair, I drafted in-seam pockets, and I’m a lot happier with them.

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Simplicity 2482, A Hoodie Dress Mash-Up

May 26th, 2021 No comments

My beloved robe is falling to pieces and resisting all attempts to necessitate it. This is what I made to convince myself to retire my beloved old friend:

“Very Benedictine” said Mr. Noile.

To make it, I hauled out Simplicity 2482, from 2009, and set to work.

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Green Pepper F559 Full Moon Baglet

May 20th, 2021 No comments

It’s a baglet because, even though I made the largest size in the pattern, it’s still quite compact. But for my purposes, it’s a great size, and the design is just plain fun. Contrary to what you see here, this bag is more or less bright red, because all the black and white clothing I’ve made lately needed something bright to offset that starkness.

Stuffed to the brim.

As with Green Pepper patterns generally, the drafting was on point and the instructions were clear. Naturally, though, I couldn’t leave well enough alone, so I changed things up a bit. And, equally naturally, I got into a bit of trouble along the way.

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Vogue 1486 Fungi Version

May 6th, 2021 4 comments

There’s a wonderful store in Montreal called MycoBoutique, which is all about the marvelous mushroom. Along with fungi, one can buy all kinds of foraging and collecting equipment, mushrooms themselves, and an assortment of lovely fabrics, all related, in some way, to fungi.

I made my second version of this Vogue 1486 top from a cotton/linen (I think) blend I bought there.

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Burda 6579 Pieced Top

April 29th, 2021 No comments

A circle-style skirt like my Adri Vogue 1524 wastes a lot of fabric, which left enough to make this Burda top. So I did.

Burda says it’s a one-spool “easy”, and technically it is, but naturally I had to complicate things.

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Burda 6124 Stretch-Top Slacks

April 23rd, 2021 2 comments

Covid, and a long post-surgical recovery, have put me off clothes entirely. Yet, they somehow seem necessary, even in these weird days. How to wear clothes that don’t feel like clothing? That is the question!

As a start, I settled on these Burda pants, with a lovely, wide, stretchy, waistband. Flexibility! Soft around the waist! Almost cozy, dare one hope? (But the appearance of an actual, publicly-wearable garment!)

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Vintage Vogue 1524

April 19th, 2021 2 comments

Vogue didn’t do Adri any favors when they showed this pattern in white and peach. Even in 1985, these were b-o-r-i-n-g color choices! Maybe the Vogue stylists took a look at that uninspiring top and just tossed in the towel?

But the skirt is another matter — it’s got a marvelous swoop, a Covid-friendly belly band, and giant pockets. Sign me up!

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Like a Burda

April 16th, 2021 No comments

. . . but not. I made a version of BurdaStyle 12-2020-127, but using a fhandwoven wrap.

Details are on my weaving blog at this link.

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