Added Jan 29, 2013
Kwiksew 1812 – You could almost call this a vintage pattern now.
This is the first garment with my new sewing machine. I thought it would be a good idea to make a nightie as if the sewing went badly it wouldn’t matter too much.
I misjudged some of the buttonhole placements but otherwise it went very well. my old sewing machine was like an extension of myself so it will take a little time to adjust.
I essentially followed the pattern except that:
1.I bound the armhole with bias binding rather than lace.
2. Used ecru cotton lace, very slightly gathered and bias binding around the neckline and
3. Added a plain, flat hem on the bottom.
No scratchy lace issues this way!
The fabric was a cotton lawn by John Kaldor Fabricmaker from my stash. What a shame they went out of business in 2004.
Fashion & Trends
See how to steal trends we spotted from Versace, Burberry, Oscar de La Renta, and Michael Kors.
Pattern of the Week
Everyone needs a basic and elegant blouse to wear everyday, and this one could not be easier to sew!
Find your favorite fantasy silhouette in body-skimming satin and frothy tulle.
Member Project of the Week
Jaderbug is set to stun with a sequined mermaid skirt.
Sparkling styles for every fashionista in the premiere Winter 2014 issue of BurdaStyle US!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.