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Johanna Lu








6 February, 2016

12 January, 2016

  • 12:51 PM

    Johanna Lu added the project Batwing dress 09/2015 #113b

    Empire dress with batwing sleeves, gathered at the waist and features a v-neckline. Pockets are decorated with grosgrain tape.
    This is a wonderful pattern that has several unique details without b…

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4 June, 2010

4 October, 2009

  • 09:08 AM

    Johanna Lu commented on the project my anita jeans

    Cool to see another great version of Anita! They quickly became my favorite pair too, now all my other jeans feel slightly uncomfortable when I compare! I’m gonna make another pair this fall, that…

  • 09:02 AM

    Johanna Lu posted a message on Johanna Lu's wall

    Hi djoule!
    Sorry to hear that. No I didn’t have any issues, but I downloaded it in March of this year I think. So it was quite a while back. Have you contacted the Burdastyle staff?

  • 08:59 AM

    Johanna Lu added the project Parfait dress

    This pinafore dress pattern is from indie company Colette Patterns. It’s has a great retro vibe and is fitted around the waist and with a gathered front bodice and buttoned straps. I really like th…

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12 September, 2009

11 September, 2009

  • 08:00 PM

    Johanna Lu added the project Screen printed Diana bag

    I am officially hooked on the Diana bag – this is my third! This time I wanted to make a more personal bag so I decided to screen print the lid using the photo emulsion technique. You can see the …

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  • 07:40 PM

    Johanna Lu added the project Anita skinny jeans

    I was thrilled to see that Burdastyle has tackled a modern jeans shape. So I couldn’t wait to try Anita out. Overall I’m really happy with the fit and have worn them almost daily since I made them….

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3 February, 2009

  • 08:05 AM

    Johanna Lu added the project Blouse with tea dyed lace

    I wanted to make a 20’s style summer blouse that was a little romantic, but that would also work well with jeans.
    The blouse has puffed sleeves, yokes and gathers both in the front and back. I’ve…

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  • 07:50 AM

    Johanna Lu added the project Cardigan with pearl appliqués

    This retro style cardigan takes it’s cue from those pearl embroidered 50’s and 60’s cardigans that are really hard to find in vintage stores these days.
    The pattern is a modified top pattern, see…

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26 January, 2009

  • 05:22 PM

    Johanna Lu added the project Skinny black jeans

    Skinny black jeans made with red topstiching and contrast gingham lining.
    I’ve drafted the pattern myself according to my own measurements and then I took in the side seams. But it’s pretty simil…

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21 November, 2008

  • 07:01 AM

    Johanna Lu added the project The Space Cadet shirt

    This jersey shirt is based on a pattern from the Italian magazine La Mia boutique (October 08). It was my first pattern from the magazine and I am happy with the result. Making a shirt in knit is t…

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13 November, 2008

  • 06:58 PM

    Johanna Lu added the project The Vanja tote

    This tote is my own design and made in wide wale corduroy. It’s lined with cotton curtains that I found in a sales bin. The closure of the lid is done with magnetic snaps, the wooden button is for …

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  • 05:34 PM

    Johanna Lu added the technique Attach magnetic snaps

    Magnetic snaps are great when making handbags and other things that need speedy closure. This is how you attach them.

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2 November, 2008

  • 03:47 PM

    Johanna Lu added the project Dress with a bib

    This is a simple sheath dress with a pleated tuxedo bib and sleeve cuffs. I’ve drafted the pattern myself using a sloper based on my personal measurements.

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  • 03:19 PM

    Johanna Lu added the project Make a pleated tuxedo bib

    A quick way to make good looking pleats when sewing a tuxedo bib on a shirt or dress. You don’t need to adjust the pattern for pleats, just sew the pleats and then lay the pattern piece on the plea…

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