Friday, March 7, 2014

On Sewing Plans, US Burda and Sweater Progress

Expect sew-a-palooza this weekend. :)

I have my B5678 shirt in need of hemming and buttonholes.
I have a dark, slate grey vest in progress (view C). I think it'll go great with said shirt.

I have 8,000 ideas of what I would LIKE to sew over the next few days...but it changes when the wind blows :)

6754, 5890, 6884, V8772
M6754 (the striped view) is already sewn. It just needs hems. Did that in about 45 minutes this morning - I even amazed myself!

M5890 looks 100,000x better made up than the envelope. I am going to make the dress and the top.

M6884 well...I just have to have it. I am not happy that it's a mock wrap though. I want a "real" wrap dress. I'm torn between what view to use though. I am thinking view A with the 3/4 sleeves.

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And V8772 will be my next 'wearable muslin' for the fitted blouse contest. I am going to sew it in black as I want to sew the contest entry in a french blue striped shirting and do white contrast cuffs and collar! (fancy! hahaha)

 Those knits should whip up rather quickly and maybe I can start on the Vogue top.

Also - I have decided on my "New to Me Pattern Company" entry. It will be the Sewaholic Thurlow shorts. So maybe one of these projects will be back burner-ed so I can muslin the shorts.

AND, there is L's trench coat sew along!! I think I am going to go with Burda Style 11/2012 #118. I scored some black waterproof "jacketing" fabric from FabricMart for $1/yard in the last sale.

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(mine will be shorter. Look how long it is on the model!)

Yes. I am a junkie.
 So I masquerade on Pattern Review as being on a fabric fast. I stink at it. I try! I really do!!!! But I think I still love collecting fabric and dreaming of the possibilities. Plus all of my stash is still easily contained. That means it's not nearly enough yet, right? RIGHT?!?!?! ;-) If it matters, I *always* confess! LOL!

*The top is a gorgeous cotton/nylon/lycra sateen. I think I can do a dress or definitely a skirt. It's two panels, each 32" (so about 1 3/4 yards of fabric) and they are 51" wide. The two panels ARE a single cut.
*Then there's brown sweater knit that is really light and airy. I have something in mind for it.
*The black jacketing fabric :)
*A rainbow of pongee lining (I like this stuff)
*3 cuts of chiffon. Deep sigh. I have yet to sew chiffon. But the purple and the plaid/floral are gorgeous. I am not sure about the blue floral. Maybe it'll be a muslin for something that the other two can become :)


Soooo I have become a Burda-holic. I eagerly(!!!) jumped at the Winter 2014 US edition. Yes, they are repeated patterns. That was okay with me as I don't have (many) past issues anyway. There were approximately 20 patterns on the sheets and 20 that you could download. Awesome.

The spring edition has arrived. There are 20 patterns on the sheets...and links to download the other 20 (21??) patterns...AT THE FULL PRICE OF $5.99 PER PATTERN! How is THAT for a bait and switch? Boooo Burda! Several of the things I liked in this mag are available to BUY online...not included in the magazine. The other few that I like are from 3/2013 which I own. So there are 2-3 patterns from this issue that I want to make. Bleh.

The deadline for my sweater is today. I will not meet it. But I am knitting up a storm!!! Hope to finish by the weekend.

*Short rows are used to create the sleeve cap but they are a bear for a first timer. I was going to try to fudge it (lol!!!) but then I (thankfully) found an explanation for the short row.

DUH! If I just knit a tube my sleeve will be stupid. I need to CREATE A SLEEVE CAP. Well of course, that made perfect sense to me. And I drudged on and did the short rows. I think sleeve #2 will be much less janky.


21 comments:

  1. Ooo, your new fabric is so pretty! :D

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    1. :-D And I get to fondle fabric allllllllll day tomorrow as the hubster is gone and the kids (both teens) are otherwise occupied for most of the day. SCORE!

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  2. Your sweater is looking awesome! And your like me when it comes to what to sew next..it changes as soon as the wind blows.

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    1. *woosh* plans just changed. For shame! :)

      Thanks! I am trying to figure out my next sweater project. Hopefully it'll be hole-less ;-)

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  3. Sew up the blue chiffon first. Knock off the concern over chiffon & make a wearable muslin in one move.

    Love your knitting!

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    1. See how easy and logical that was? That's not what I thought though, of course. Til after. Sheesh :)

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  4. Your sweater looks awesome to me, and the color is beautiful! And all the fabric you bought...amazing!! Beautiful new fabric always gets my attention.
    Ok, I am also booing Burda!! I still have not received my spring issue, and that disheartens me to think that the downloads will now have to be paid for!! Boo!! I still have the rest of this year's issues with them!

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    1. Thanks :)

      There a lot of unhappy campers :/

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  5. Your sweater is very pretty. I wish I could enjoy knitting but it's slow and painful. Crochet is easier for me.

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    1. Thanks Dorothy!!

      I crochet as well and I do miss it as it is way faster for things like hats and scarves. But crochet bothers my carpal tunnel and tendonitis in a way that knitting doesn't.

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  6. I admire those who can knit. Your sweater is coming only nicely.

    I had to step away from the keyboard at the last FM sale. So far, I only have two things in my cart: one is the intended lining for my trench and the other is a knit. So far this year, I've only bought 4 yards of fabric. O_O

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  7. You have some awesome ideas brewing! I LOVE Burda, too.

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  8. Is there not a code in your magazine that you can use to download the pattern for free? I don't have the latest US Burda, but I had a look at the first one, and each downloadable pattern had a code that you could use for a FREE download, or so it said in the magazine anyway. I didn't try it because all of the patterns were repeats from the UK edition that I already had.

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    1. Nope. And they've acknowledged on the blog that the free patterns were a sort of "introductory special" in the first magazine.

      But that is not how it was presented. It was as if each issue would be about half downloads and half patterns.

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  9. Hahaha! I love it how you tattle on yourself! I do the same thing!

    That really stinks about the spring US Burda. But I get a kick out of knowing you've become a Burda fiend after all that "I will NOT trace nested patterns" rigamarole ;-)

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    1. Oh Gail. I know right!?!? I was all, "nope. never!" and with conviction!

      This weekend I thought nothing of breaking out my 8 magazines (3 are library loans) and finding something to make and traced it off and boom...was on a roll.

      I am totally getting a subscription!

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  10. Envious of your weekend of sewing as I can't at the moment. Sigh. Love the little knit - it's going to look great.

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    1. Oh Sarah Liz! I'm sure you are missing your sewing room with the start of classes. Will be waiting patiently for some new creations :)

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  11. Love the sweater. On your princess seam blouse...altering it is well worth the effort. I always use a Simflex to mark my buttonhole placement and I almost never place buttons below the navel.

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    1. Thank you :)

      I was told altering the princess curve isn't as difficult as I thought. So I'm going to research it. I'm still going to try to Vogue top as I like the waist darts.

      That's a great tip. Because I am wearing it tucked in today and the buttons that are below my pants are annoying.

      oooh! I'm going to have to get one of those Simflex gauges! Looks like a fun new toy!!! :)

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