5 August, 2012
maybelle added the project Maristen Summer Dress - Not a Summer Sewing Challenge
I don’t qualify for the summer sewing challenge since I live in the UK, however, I made this summer dress last week and I couldn’t resist sharing since I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I abso…
4 December, 2011
21 April, 2011
maybelle commented on the project Red Riding Hood Talea
I couldn’t find a pattern so I just made it up. It’s basically two D shapes with a slightly bulging rectangle in the middle (if that makes any sense). I think I must have used 3 measurements – from…
maybelle favorited the project 1950s orchid coat
29 March, 2011
maybelle commented on the project Birdie Wings for kids !
That is a pile of awesome! I love it.
23 February, 2011
maybelle commented on the article Comment to Win a Copy of Wendy Mullin's New Book, "Built by Wendy Coats and Jackets"!
My dream jacket changes everytime I see other Burdastyle members’ creations. My current favourite is made of a blue-grey heavyweight cotton with a big collar, epaulettes and knitted ribbed cuffs an…
maybelle favorited the project Time Travel Dress
18 February, 2011
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30 January, 2011
maybelle commented on the article Sewing with SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show: Reviving Vintage Garments with the Girls from Some Odd Rubies
I love the challenge of making new clothes from old. Old clothes have lots of interesting details and quirks that provide inspiration. You end up creating something totally unique.
22 January, 2011
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5 January, 2011
maybelle commented on the article Comment to Win "Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred!"
Physical theatre and comedy!
30 December, 2010
maybelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 27 Win a Janome Magnolia 7034D Serger!
I usually check Amazon and eBay first to get an idea of price and so I can read the reviews. I’ll might buy from a different site though if the price is good or it’s a specialist product.
22 December, 2010
maybelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 22 Win a One-Year Subscription to burda style magazine!
If I get an idea I’ll sew non-stop for a few days, but then I need to work too, so it probably averages out to 6 days a month.
20 December, 2010
maybelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 20 Win HUSQVARNA VIKING® Sewing Machine!
I would probably stretch to $250 if it meant a good quality machine – I don’t need fancy stitches but I do need something that can handle a battering.
I don’t have much money so I usually do some…
8 December, 2010
maybelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 8 - Win Spoonflower $100 Credit - Two Winners!
I love sewing any fabric that doesn’t fray. I love clothes with a bit of stretch that make them easier to get a good fit. I love wearing natural fibres. I’m always drawn to interesting patterns.
23 November, 2010
maybelle added the project Red Riding Hood Talea
Inspired by juebejue I shortened the Talea pattern and added a hood to make the perfect autumnal jacket.
My obsession with fleece contin…
23 October, 2010
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22 May, 2010
maybelle added the project Maryy Marmalade
This used to be a long A-line skirt. The buttons, pleats and elastic at the back are all original features. I cut the bottom off and used it to make the bodice based on the Maryy dress. I had to ad…
14 May, 2010
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23 April, 2010
maybelle commented on the project Kasielle dress
I used fleece from a cheap blanket bought from Ikea. (Unfortunately they don’t seem to have reached SA yet.) I think it’s the same as the stuff you mention though.
maybelle added the project Kasielle dress
This is what you get if you combine the Kasia Skirt with the top of the Danielle dress. A Kasielle.
Both really great patterns which I had overlooked until I saw some brilliant versions by other…
22 April, 2010
12 April, 2010
maybelle commented on the project Not Afraid of Plaid Talea
Sorry to hear it didn’t work for you. When I circle my measurements on the Burda sizing chart it looks like a random scattergraph ranging from 32-46 which explains why I find it impossible to buy c…