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16 May, 2016

12 May, 2016

  • 11:58 PM

    shibz added the project 40s Shirt Waist Dress (09/2012 #114)

    I originally purchased 4.5m of this rayon for another project, but managed to eke out this dress and a dressing gown from it when I changed my mind. I’m loving the 40s Agent Carter vibes of this pa…

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3 April, 2016

  • 05:46 AM

    shibz added the project Pineapples are so hot right now dress

    For a friend who does pin up. Bodice is Simplicity 1419 size 14, with 1.5cm length taken and the neck lowered and widened. The bust darts were also shortened slightly. The skirt is from the Emery D…

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17 February, 2016

  • 12:54 AM

    shibz added the project Polka Dot Burda Silk Blouse 04/2011 #105

    I had in my mind the idea of a slouchy, polka dotted shirt. After unsuccessfully trying to fit Grainline’s Archer and the Sewaholic Granville, I turned to this pattern (Burda Silk Blouse 04/2011 #1…

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7 February, 2016

  • 03:56 AM

    shibz added the project Slub voile Brumby Skirt

    For this year’s Christmas I carefully chose my own presents from family members from my wish list of patterns, fabric and yarns. From my brother I received 3m of this beautiful slub voile from Spot…

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30 January, 2016

  • 04:49 AM

    shibz added the project Organza petticoat

    I’d had the idea of making a petticoat for fun for a while, and was lucky enough to come across these organza curtains at the op shop so I could try my idea at minimal cost. I mostly followed the t…

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18 January, 2016

  • 02:29 AM

    shibz added the project Striped Lapel Wrap Dress 04/2015 #121

    I just love how the stripes lie in this pattern. Cutting it out and planning the stripe intersections was a challenge, but it worked out well in the end. I do wish they had more instructions on mat…

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8 January, 2016

12 December, 2015

8 December, 2015

  • 04:01 AM

    shibz added the project Denim Grainline Alder Shirtdress

    This lightweight denim from Spotlight was initially destined to become summer shorts. Once I realised that I actually hated wearing shorts, it met its match in the Grainline Alder shirtdress patter…

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6 December, 2015

  • 07:51 AM

    shibz commented on the article BurdaStyle Advent Calendar

    I have the same issue as others with the link to download the “Holiday Gift” dress being broken; it just becomes a LinkTrack site.

27 November, 2015

  • 04:29 AM

    shibz added the project Yellow & blue roses pleated skirt

    The waistband from this skirt is one I traced off a favourite RTW skirt, with the skirt portion being Simplicity 2698 view I (without a hem band). Having already made view F and being suitably unim…

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15 September, 2015

9 September, 2015

  • 08:43 AM

    shibz commented on the project Strawberries shift dress

    The sleeves are from Burda cap sleeve shift dress 01/2010 #130 but I imagine they’d be pretty easy to draw. The pattern comes with long sleeves.

8 September, 2015

  • 04:14 AM

    shibz added the project Summer PJs in red chintz

    More summer PJs from some solid Burdastyle patterns. I lengthened the shorts significantly and straightened the hem, and eliminated the CB seam on the top.

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30 August, 2015

  • 11:16 PM

    shibz added the project Coral Floral Explosion Shirtdress

    This dress is a knock-off of McCalls 6696 shirtdress, made in a stupidly convoluted way. The bodice is a modified Style Arc Jenny Shirt and the skirt is from 6696, with drafted waistbands and plack…

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26 August, 2015

  • 01:16 AM

    shibz added the project Simplicity 1880 Shirt Dress

    This dress is essentially a knock off of The Little Tailoress’ version, complete with gathered skirt, sewn up tucks and elasticated back waist. Her tweaks add a cute vintage flavour to what was alr…

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21 August, 2015

20 August, 2015

  • 06:08 AM

    shibz added the project Botanic Gardens Dress

    After seeing this glorious fabric on Roisin’s blog I knew I had to make up a dress for myself with it. I experimented with the Emery Dress and a sheath dress from Ottobre 5/2011, but some unsolvabl…

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  • 06:03 AM

    shibz added the project Strawberries shift dress

    Another variation of this beloved pattern, Burdastyle Shift Dress 09/2012. I added width to the skirt to make it more a-line, and put on cap sleeves from another pattern. The sleeves are lined with…

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  • 05:56 AM

    shibz added the project Thai silk cap sleeve shift dress

    The fabric is really the star of the show here – a Thai silk from my auntie’s stash. I chose this simple pattern to showcase the fabric best. Besides doing a few usual pattern adjustments, for some…

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18 August, 2015

  • 11:27 PM

    shibz added the project Snowdrop Lady Skater

    This is the perennially popular Lady Skater pattern by Kitschy Coo. I sewed up a size 4 with the long sleeves, with the following changes:
    - added 6mm to width at waist and skirt
    - 1cm swayback

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28 July, 2015

  • 08:44 AM

    shibz added the project Home Sewing is Easy Princess Dress

    This tongue-in-cheek Alexander Henry fabric had been biding its time in my fabric stash, waiting for the perfect moment. When I spotted Burdastyle Princess Dress I knew it was the right pattern. I …

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23 July, 2015

  • 06:25 AM

    shibz added the project 30s floral wrap dress

    Earlier this year, I enrolled in Lynda Maynard’s ‘Sew the Perfect Fit’ class on Craftsy. This dress – Simplicity 1880 – is the culmination of that class. Although this is a reasonably loose pattern…

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20 July, 2015

  • 03:18 AM

    shibz added the project Sunny Sleeveless Blouse

    I’ve been on a sleeveless blouse kick lately and this sunny yellow is the latest addition to the collection. A perfect remedy for the winter blues!

    I did my usual trick with Burda sleeveless blo…

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23 June, 2015

  • 06:09 AM

    shibz added the project Summer Sun Blouse

    ETA: The ripply bias band annoyed me so much I cut the shirt up for lining/rags, and reused the buttons in my Alder dress.

    This pattern is a lovely blousy summer top. But beware: like many Burda…

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  • 06:06 AM

    shibz added the project Brown Floral Ute

    I’ve been meaning to make Ute for years, and am glad I finally got around to it. This is variation B, sleeveless with bias faced armholes. The fabric was something nice and drapey from Salvo’s – pe…

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