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Easter 2015 Burdastyle Ukrainian Embroidered Linen Crop Top and Skirt

Ukrainian Embroidered Linen dress crop top

Krystos Voskres! Happy Easter! I knew I wanted to make this Burdastyle outfit as soon as saw it in the monthly Burdastyle magazine! However it wasn’t until 2.5 weeks before Easter, that I received my linen in the mail and began embroidering the crop top/blouse. My wonderful mother came to my rescue by embroidering the dark red skeleton of the design. This part of the embroidery takes more time and attention because you have to count squares and make sure the pattern is straight of the linen bodice piece.   Unfortunately, I caught the stomach flu a couple weeks ago. Despite feeling awful, it was a godsend because I was...

Isabel’s Floral Coat for Easter and First Communion

Floral, Easter, Spring, Girls, Children’s, Jacket, Coat, Burdastyle, 02/2012, Bright, Colorful, First Communion, Poppies, Sewing Blog, Anagrassia

  This children’s floral jacket was made for one of my First Holy Communion customers.  (I’ll post photos of her dress and veil later this week!) I absolutely love how this jacket turned out! I made a similar jacket for myself (see the jacket here) last spring. At first I was worried that the floral print would be too large for a children’s jacket, but I was wrong! I love this floral print even more for a children’s jacket! Details about the jacket: – Based off of the Burdastyle Long Dress Coat 02/2012 #140 Size 8 -Welt pockets with flap -Fully lined (Blue and Red Cotton/Poly blend fabric) -Interfaced floral fabric -Fabric covered...

Burdastyle Charcoal Wool and Navy Leather Winter Coat

Charcoal Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern winter coat

 Last October, I made a navy cashmere and leather coat for one of my dearest friends. I would not call it a success. Since this first coat did not turn out as I had hoped, I simply had to design a new version of the winter coat! The new coat was first going to be an original and modern twist on a particular vintage style. (I’m being vague in my description because I hope to eventually make this vintage design myself.) But since I didn’t have time to make a mock-up and test the vintage design, I decided to be safe and use the Burdastyle 01/2011 #126 Winter Coat Pattern size...

Silk Tulle Wedding Veil & Choosing Your Wedding Veil Fabric

I was recently commissioned to make a wedding veil. Prior to this order, I didn’t know very much about veils and I certainly didn’t realize there were so many options and design possibilities. (It is so involved that you may want to decide upon a veil style and fabric before you buy or design your dress!)   Let’s discuss the options available!  __________________ ILLUSION TULLE The inexpensive veils are made with illusion tulle. This tulle is 100% nylon and found at your average retail fabric store. This tulle is either firm or soft (but not as soft as chiffon or soft silk tulle). The firmer the tulle, the more loft in...