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Hello! It’s time for a new regular sewalong.

We will work in outfits which will eventually all create a mix and match wardrobe. We will each choose patterns we like to make a whole outfit which we will put together on Polyvore and work on this outfit over the next few months. Then we will start on a new outfit.

Are you in? Yes? Wonderful!

Head over to Polyvore and create your outfit. To do this you must sign up first, then to add images from BurdaStyle you will need to add the Clipper to your browser, you will then be able to add any images you like to create your outfit. Once your image is saved you can then embed the image into your post here. Try adding your fabric choices or even accessories you may like to make to complete the outfit.

I’m looking forward to seeing this sewalong come to life :)


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    Jan 11, 2010, 11.41 AMby nikkishell

    BurdaStyle Outfit sewalongBurdaStyle Outfit sewalong by nikkishell on Polyvore.com

    Items in this set: Ute #6020 – Sewing Patterns | BurdaStyle.comLinda #8164 – Sewing Patterns | BurdaStyle.comJorinde #4112 – Sewing Patterns | BurdaStyle.com

    This is my first outfit, i’ll post an update with fabric choices as soon as i have decided on them. I’ll be going for autumn/winter colours such as greens, browns and oranges.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 04.58 PMby chanelleaj

    Just to clarify, you will actually make these items right? But how will the sew along work?


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    Jan 11, 2010, 08.55 PMby nikkishell

    I will make my items, you will make your items which make up your outfit. This discussion board is for us to share what we are doing and ask for any advice we might need. I hope that clarifies :)

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    Jan 11, 2010, 10.28 PMby Laurie Rittinger

    I’m totally excited to do this!

    Are you creating deadlines at all? I work better under pressure. It would be cool if there were dates set up that you planned on posting each item from your outfit so everyone could try to meet them and share what they have.

    Has anything like this been done in the past? I’d love to check it out if you’ve got links.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 01.15 AMby mildlycrafty

    (I’m posting this again, my first post disappeared somehow)

    Here’s my outfit, complete with shoes and handbag.

    BurdaStyle Outfit SewalongBurdaStyle Outfit Sewalong by MildlyCrafty featuring Fendi bags
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      Jan 12, 2010, 05.54 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      OMG I am in the middle of making both these items :) I already finished a black Kasia and started the JJ last night, how funny. I can’t wait to see yours :)

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      Mar 11, 2010, 02.39 AMby wackyblonde

      I have a JJ cut out in beautiful red silk and cannot wait to get started. I omitted the ruffles.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 02.45 AMby chanelleaj

    I can’t seem to transfer my wardrobe to here?

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      Jan 12, 2010, 08.38 AMby nikkishell

      what problem are you having?

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    Jan 12, 2010, 05.56 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    This is exactly my New Years Resolution, it’s a great idea so I am definitely in, I will scan my fabric tonight so I can put my first outfit together.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 11.04 AMby maiestia

    This is a great idea Nichola! I can’t wait.

    I think i’m going to follow your lead and make a winter wardrobe, as i find winter depressing as it’s jeans jeans jeans for me; i want some change!

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    Jan 12, 2010, 03.54 PMby chanelleaj

    I don’y underdtand how you select burda project and add to Polyvore. Also once you have selected wardobe how do then post into discussion, I don’t have a link option?

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      Jan 12, 2010, 06.45 PMby nikkishell

      I mention this in my first post :
      Head over to Polyvore.com and create your outfit. To do this you must sign up first, then to add images from BurdaStyle you will need to add the Clipper to your browser, you will then be able to add any images you like to create your outfit. Once your image is saved you can then embed the image into your post here. Try adding your fabric choices or even accessories you may like to make to complete the outfit.

      If you still don’t know how then let me know and i’ll try to do a step by step with images later tonight or tomorrow.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 07.41 PMby chanelleaj

    Hi sorry

    I’m either being really thick or, I missing the tools on my computer. I followed all the instructions in your first post. I’ve created my wardrobe but I can’t insert/copy….into this post here. What is Embed??

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      Jan 13, 2010, 01.56 AMby nikkishell

      Click on your finished image on Polyvore. In the right sidebar there is the option to embed, copy and paste this into a post here.
      I will try to add a screenshot later tonight when i get home from work :)

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      Jan 13, 2010, 08.50 AMby nikkishell

      Ok, see the link circled? It says ‘embed on your blog’ Click on that and copy and paste the code into a post here and it should show up :)

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    Jan 12, 2010, 10.49 PMby amarie

    Nikki, I think this is a great idea. Just what I needed.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 05.46 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Here’s mine (finger crossed this works) Wardrobe Project 01 Click for bigger image, sorry, I just used Photoshop/Photobucket to get my image up

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    Jan 13, 2010, 11.31 AMby anajan

    Can we use non BurdaStyle patterns?

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    Jan 13, 2010, 12.19 PMby chanelleaj

    Whoo Hoo, finally figured it out, you need to create a collection not a set in order to have the embed options – thanks for your help nikkishell. Ok, the burda images are very limiting can we use patterns and images from other sources? Eg I have added a picture of a lace dress that I will use the “pete pattern”. Also I have included an image of a dress that I alrady have a pattern for or is this strictly for Burdastyle patterns?

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      Jan 13, 2010, 08.52 PMby nikkishell

      We should mostly work on BurdaStyle patterns but if you want to throw something different in there then that would be ok.
      Glad you figured it out.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 12.51 PMby chanelleaj

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      Mar 10, 2010, 01.18 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

      Love your ideas! Your style is very similar to mine/what I have in mind. ;-)

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      Mar 10, 2010, 11.37 PMby chanelleaj

      Mitmit – thanks really have been side tracked with this project thoughhave only made the skirt. Working on the trousers and dress this week, I have the most bizarre fabric for the trousers will be interesting.

      Look forward to seeing your creations also ;0

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    Jan 15, 2010, 08.17 PMby amarie

    Outfit: Plain is the Plan

    From upsilamba outpost

    Items in this set:

    Lydia Tank Melissa Skirt Carol Leggings Idit Cardigan (done) Scarf/sarong (done) Obi Belt Charlie Bag

    Colors: Neutrals with shots of color in accessories

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    Jan 20, 2010, 08.55 AMby bttn

    I like this, it was so hard to stop adding items. Actually it became a looong to do list for me.

    BS Wardrobe ProjectBS Wardrobe Project by bttn on Polyvore.com
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    Feb 21, 2010, 10.28 AMby nikkishell

    How’s everyone going with their Wardrobe? I’ve cut out my jacket muslin so far. I’m wanting to base my wardrobe around the jacket as i think i’ll be wearing it often when the weather starts to get chilly. I MUST have the muslin made up for the Club meet next Thursday!

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    Feb 21, 2010, 11.44 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I’ve finished my JJ and just adding the finishing touches to my Kasia skirt, I wanted to photograph it this weekend but my partner is away and I need his help :) So hopefully I can get it up next weekend. I’ve started a Jenny too and another JJ but they don’t really go together which is great motivation for me to sew matching items for them :)

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    Feb 21, 2010, 01.35 PMby sewmodest

    Hi everyone, I’d like to join, but first I want to know if I could use Burdastyle magazine patterns instead, I really don’t do downloaded patterns right now.I would also include some of my own self drafted patterns. Would this be okay? TIA Sewmodest

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      Feb 22, 2010, 12.18 PMby nikkishell

      Sure. It would be great to see you incorporate something from BurdaStyle if you can but Burda mag is great too :)

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    Feb 22, 2010, 04.39 AMby vanessa

    Wardrobe Sewalong OutfitWardrobe Sewalong Outfit by vanessa_polyvore on Polyvore.com

    Items in this set: The Undies BookKnit Dress McCall’s M5752

    McCall’s 5752 dress view B and pettipants from “The Undies Book.” I’ll use stash fabric for both. I planned on a brown textured knit for the dress, but it may not have enough drape. For the pettipants, light beige swimsuit lining material and stretch lace

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    Feb 25, 2010, 04.35 AMby amarie

    Update: I am done with the Melissa Skirt. I got derailed from Plain is the Plan because I really wanted to participate in the Alabama Studio Style Contest and so my skirt didn’t quite come out as plain as I wanted. But that’s life. You plan and you plan and you plan and life is what happens when you aren’t planning. Here’s a link to the finished skirt. On to the tank for me.

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    Mar 10, 2010, 06.06 AMby amarie

    Update: I decided to make another melissa skirt because I really need a plain black skirt and I had leftover material that was perfect for it. I’m thinking of ditching the leggings. It may not be very flattering on me is what I’m thinking. But I’ll see…..

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    Mar 10, 2010, 12.42 PMby nikkishell

    I’m still going on my Jorinde muslin. I’ve had to make a few alterations, a slit in the back centre seam and i also changed the shape of the sleeve so it fit the armhole better. I’ll do one more check then get started on the real thing. I think i’m stalling a little because i’m scared to muck it up!

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    Mar 13, 2010, 05.04 AMby amarie

    Someday I’ll try this muslin business. Seems like such a smart thing to do. I took a second look athe Jorinde jacket. It is very nice. If I didn’t have a warbdrobe planned I would have been seriously derailed. It’s good to have a plan to get me going. It’s so easy to be distracted by so many interesting patterns and projects to try. I have an idea for the Lydia tank though that if it pans out I will be really happy. I used to have tank that I could wear two ways: one side is scoop neck, the other bateau.

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    Mar 14, 2010, 04.03 AMby thecuriouskiwi

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      Mar 14, 2010, 11.58 AMby nikkishell

      WOWZA!! You look great! What a fantastic job you did. Kasia is my favourite skirt pattern :)

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      Mar 15, 2010, 02.54 AMby amarie

      So very well done!

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      Mar 15, 2010, 03.14 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Thanks girls :) xx I love the JJ/Kasia combo so much, might try a Jenny skirt next…

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      Apr 4, 2010, 05.26 AMby vanessa

      Nicely done! I love the fabric you chose for the JJ blouse.

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    Mar 28, 2010, 11.57 PMby nikkishell

    So i managed to fit my muslin! FINALLY! jorinde muslin I altered the sleeve and added a vent at the centre back seam. Now i’m all cut out in my expensive fabric and ready to fuse.jorinde- ready to cut!

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      Apr 4, 2010, 08.14 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      That’s looking super sharp even in teh muslin fabric :) I’m looking forward to seeing the real thing. I’ve just been brainstorming my next set of patterns, I’ll photoshop them up and share them soon :) I’m realyl enjoying this kind of wardrobe pattern planning, it’s keeping my new years resolution on track and helping me work through my fabric stash too (because if I can use up a bit of my stash before August then I can justify a nice long visit to Tessutis when I visit Melbourne that month, yay!)

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    Apr 4, 2010, 05.23 AMby vanessa

    Slow going here. I spent some frustrating evenings trying to tissue-fit my dress pattern. Now I’ve got a dress form in the making. I guess I should be happy, since making a dress form has been on my to-do list for a couple years now!

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      Apr 4, 2010, 08.14 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      I’m considering having a go at the paper-tape dress form for a while, I even have a stand that I thirfted and painted white, maybe soon :)

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