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SWAP 2021 / Re: Karine's Prints and Burda ...
Last post by Karamiel - January 31, 2021, 07:59:53 am
Hello!

I haven't been productive this week, so here are pictures of the pattern and the fabric for my next dress.

Pattern from Burda 08/2015.
I don't like asymetric hems on me, so it will be even.

This a Japanese fabric, made of synthetic fibers. I hope it will behave well.

Happy sewing to everyone!
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by stephaniecan - January 31, 2021, 07:33:53 am
Quote from: Hilda Rose on January 30, 2021, 08:07:48 pm@CCL - Although you've bought the 10/2019 Burda magazine, this may help next time... I've often been able to buy & download Burda magazine patterns from the German Burda site (burdastyle.de) that don't appear on burdastyle.com  The patterns also don't always appear in a normal google / safari search. Eg. the waistcoat pattern can be found at https://www.burdastyle.de/produkt/magazin-schnitt/weste-10-2019-112a_112A-102019-DL

Oh that's good to know, @Hilda Rose. I never download any patterns as I don't have a printer at home anymore. It's been years since I've been to either site. I have always bought my Burdas in Italian supermarkets, as they cost less than 4 Euro there and I am usually there (not this year - boo hoo). I should have considered the German site.

@CCL Glad things worked out for you.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by Melinda_B - January 31, 2021, 12:29:12 am
I'm now in lockdown for five days...  Masks are first on the list, then on to some SWAP sewing.  Yay for unexpected time off?  We've had ten months of no community transmission here, but it had to happen sometime...
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by Hilda Rose - January 30, 2021, 08:37:56 pm
@LillieT - thanks for your encouragement, I will give Lotti another go when I have the headspace to think it through! Years ago I successfully redrafted it to suit a woven fabric, taking out the lower panel & managed to lower the pleats. Made it up in a cotton voile & wore it until the fabric died! Sadly this was 2 sizes smaller than I am now & like @indigotiger I didn't make a record of how I changed the original pattern. Grrr 😖 It's occurred to me that I should have done an FBA on the latest version too - no wonder it doesn't fit!
Notes to self: 1) You aren't 20 anymore & can't expect to just add 1" in length above the bust, cut & sew a pattern and have it fit! The hassles of getting old and wide  :'(
2) Don't try to quickly sew something when distracted by children home (tired, grumpy & fighting) on holidays, Christmas shopping & packing for 2 weeks vacation  :o 
What WAS I thinking - oh wait, clearly I was not thinking! Anyhow, best wishes for your Lotti  ^-^
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by Hilda Rose - January 30, 2021, 08:07:48 pm
@CCL - Although you've bought the 10/2019 Burda magazine, this may help next time... I've often been able to buy & download Burda magazine patterns from the German Burda site (burdastyle.de) that don't appear on burdastyle.com  The patterns also don't always appear in a normal google / safari search. Eg. the waistcoat pattern can be found at https://www.burdastyle.de/produkt/magazin-schnitt/weste-10-2019-112a_112A-102019-DL
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by CCL - January 30, 2021, 01:58:58 pm
Thanks, @stephaniecan - Burda Oct 2019 on its way to me!
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by stephaniecan - January 30, 2021, 10:37:07 am
@CCL  I just read your dilemma in terms of a vest. The pattern is in the October 2019 Burda magazine. I wonder if it would be possible to borrow the magazine from somone? Burdastyle's site is not easy to navigate right now, but I found this one that has some similar lines, although with more cut out shoulders and a notched collar, if you happen to have a printer: https://www.burdastyle.com/cotton-waistcoat-105-06-17.html. I rather love that one, actually!

Under normal circumstances I would immediately offer to trace and send to you but the truth is that I haven't been in my local post office in eleven months, as it is smack dab in the middle of a giant supermarket pharmacy. I'm a little bit paranoid, I suppose, as an asthmatic, so have been keeping a low profile. My magazine is also in Italian, but that is a minor hiccup.

Let me keep on looking. If not I could try to find a friend who is going to the post office. :)

I've never ordered anything from the Ukraine before, but I guess that's a possibility? (It has been years since I last ordered from Ebay so not sure about that either.)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Burda-Style-Magazine-October-NEW-in-russian-10-2019/152422587948?hash=item237d181e2c:g:5gcAAOSwQQ1djw--

This one is pricier but ships from the US: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/741308069/2019-10-burda-style-magazine-fashion?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_ca_en_ca_b-books_movies_and_music-other&utm_custom1=_k_EAIaIQobChMIo7eNtJrE7gIVUr7ACh3z0QTIEAQYCCABEgJPbfD_BwE_k_&utm_content=go_319629045_19444450485_75295234245_pla-106552219955_c__741308069enca_279696170&utm_custom2=319629045&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo7eNtJrE7gIVUr7ACh3z0QTIEAQYCCABEgJPbfD_BwE
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SWAP 2021 / Re: CCL's Sew What You Got - 2...
Last post by CCL - January 30, 2021, 09:32:18 am
@stephaniecan, as noted previously, your great vest pattern has me rethinking my vest.  I found what I think is the same thing (Burda 6172)
It would end up costing me over $25.00 - unless I can find a different supplier.

So I am also wondering if I can adapt a couple of vest patterns I already have for BH -Butterick 6502 but resize and lower the collar.  Or maybe Vogue 7488 - and just do the double breasted view B. -- The Vogue would probably require less sizing as it has a XS version that I could start with.

So rethinking what is it that I like about Stephaniecan's vest.  I think it comes down to that it is sculpted, nipped in at the waist (through the use of darts),  has a shawl collar and button interest.

Unfortunately I am sort in that place of not wanting to fuss too much - so even undertaking working a new pattern was my big challenge this sewing season. My previous alternative to my tried and true was going to be V9138 - though with real welt pockets instead of just welts. -- wondering if I can take that pattern, lower the neckline, add a shawl collar ....

Mutterings out loud.  May keep looking for a less expensive version of the Burda pattern.

In terms of real sewing progress, started on B6388 last night.  So far the "ongrain markings" are holding up, but I am not getting my hopes up that this will end up a wearable garment.

On the other hand, wearing my black polartech fleece today  (3 degrees outside) and very happy I got it finished before the really cold snap hit.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: Stephanie's Fiorenza/flowe...
Last post by stephaniecan - January 30, 2021, 08:41:23 am
I'm planning to devote the weekend to sewing, as much as I can, so I got up this morning and started looking at my goods again. One epiphany I had is that I should start working on the yellow coat sooner than later, given that it is the project that will take the most time and effort (although fortunately I got through the fitting obstacles with my first version of the same coat last year (which still needs finishing due to the embroidered pockets that I got stalled on)). I posted a photo on my blog just to give a picture of the yellow wool double-cloth I'll be working with. Happiness defined (and will go nicely over many of my dress projects). I won't be able to hide anywhere...(I really need to move the mirror out of such a narrow area, but I added more cabinets this year and lost the prominent space it was in. Hmm..)





First things first though - time to sew the brown floral shirt and the waistcoat, and to finish my log cabin knit.

Cheers!
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by stephaniecan - January 30, 2021, 08:34:35 am
@indigotiger Sorry to hear about the issues of the last month, but they seem to have turned out with some silver linings. Phew re. the COVID. It's amazing, isn't it?

Lovely work on the lopapeysa! I am sure it will be gorgeous, as always.
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