Decluttering part 1 – Burda Magazines – All these memories

From time to time it is good to declutter my sewing atelier and the office.

This time I decided to make some order in books and magazines.

When moving from Poland to the Netherlands I took with me my collection of Burda magazines from 80’s – 90’s. Well, you never know. Besides I have made so many garments based on the patterns from Burda that it could be useful.

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Hmmm…  once in a box – they stayed in the box.

When I open the box it was as opening a time capsule – so many memories. Good one!

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It appeared a real treasure – I even came across few patterns I might to use to make some garments soon.

Decluttering is a very hard job which I could not do without my helping hand – Bolle.

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Anyway – I picked up few magazines and the rest put back in the box.

No, I am not yet ready to say good bye to them so I found for them a nice place in the attic.

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Fused Glass Buttons for the Burda Retro Pattern

In the end the Burda Retro Wrap Top  is done. The last things I have needed were buttons.

I looked through my stash but could not find anything suitable. Then I decided to make the buttons from the glass. Fused Glass light blue buttons, Red Point Tailor, webshop, Red Point Tailor design, fused glass buttons This time I used light blue fused glass beads I have made long ago. They turned out wonderful. I will now make buttons for all my garments. It is a great addition to self covered buttons or mixed method. I am going to add fused glass buttons to my webshop – so if you interested just let me know the size and colour so I could check what are the possibilities. You may contact me by e-mail. I still have to find out how to deal with this bow. I see some discrepancies between the retro picture and the new Burda interpretation. I think I will have to find my own way. Burda Retro Top 134 Red Point Tailor new couture project Burda Retro Top 134 Red Point Tailor new couture project By Red Point Tailor Follow on Bloglovin Follow Me on Pinterest Instagram

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Burda Retro Top in making

Eventually I could pick up this Burda Retro Wrap Top  project. I have to admit that having my new/old sewing machine is helping a lot.

After some break I had to find my way in this half sewed top again. After joining the shoulders seams I was suppose to attach a bias tape to the neckline. Great – only, it is making all more bulky and I have unfinished edges (at least one) of the bias tape at the front.

Burda Retro Wrap Top 134 working on a neckline - Red Point Tailor couture atelier

I decided to fold the seam under with a small silk organza strip (on the wrong side) for a little body. I hope it will work.

Burda Retro Wrap Top 134 working on a neckline, sil organza - Red Point Tailor couture atelier

The next point of attention was the part where the front parts which has a very strange corner. The idea is to fold the seams and stitch however it was not so easy at this point.

Burda Retro Wrap Top 134 working on a wrop bands - Red Point Tailor couture atelier

I decided to put a small patches of the silk organza on the right side and sew it on. I will have then a little more grip on this corner.

Burda Retro Wrap Top 134 working on a wrop bands - Red Point Tailor couture atelier

Ok, let’s see how this part will work. Soon the follow-up.

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Member Model Challenge: Asymmetric Designer Dress by Burda Style

I have to admit I am not Burda patterns lover – but this challenge sounds great!
I have to admit – asymmetric dresses are not my favourites – but this design has something attractive.

Member Model Challenge: Asymmetric Designer Dress by Burda Style Burda pattern
So why not to try it!

The Member Model Challenge: Asymmetric Designer Dress rules are simple and the only potential obstacle – is time. In order to be considered for the contest I will need to upload my project by Wednesday July 2nd 11:59 PMEST. With few days away and De Cirkel van Kleding project… it is a challenge in itself.

Let’s check my fabric stash first. And of course there is one – the most important condition – repaired, working sewing machine. We’ll see tomorrow.

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Burda Retro Top 134 – new project?

The moment I have seen this Burda Retro Wrap Top I wanted to make it. It has so interesting front finishing! Don’t you love it?

I only have to find proper fabric –Façonné – with two “good“ sides and body to drape.
First I will check my fabric stash.

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Let’s now print, cut and put together the pattern pieces.

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Follow up on UFO’s

During the holidays I have been following the Craftsy sewing class Fashion Draping: Dressmaking Basics by Paul Gallo .

Fashion Draping: Dressmaking Basics

Paul is showing in easy ways step-by-step the process of draping the bodice, skirt and sleeve. He is giving lots of handy tips during the lessons. It was good class for holidays.

After almost one month break it is time to pick up all UFO’s I left behind.

I am not so sure where to start … on the list of UFO’s so far:

the Marfy dress 3096 – the muslin is ready. The next step is to cut it from a fashion fabric. I will make a look B – the majority of the comments was as well for this colour combination.

MarfyDress3096

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Man’s jacket Burda 8135

It will be a long project… at this moment I have finished a muslin and forced my DH to have the first very quick fit. Since few years I am planning to make him a jacket, well he requested one. I have bought this Burda 8135 man’s jacket pattern long ago – for extra tall figure. I already know I will have to make few adjustments, e.g. shorten the sleeves, ‘full tummy’ adjustment.

Mans's jacket Burda 8135 pattern, muslin

A year ago I have bought the eco canvas from bamboo and linen in red. For lining I will use cotton batiste or this nice red cotton fabric in shells Glimlach

Mans's jacket Burda 8135 fabric, fabric stash

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My not-wearable pants muslin

Well…. it all looked fine until I have finished the pants and put them on. Disaster!

I promise to show them so here it is…

 

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Burda Style Zelfmaakmode Stap voor Stap

Few weeks ago while waiting in a line in a shop I was looking at the sewing/crafting magazines and I then I have spotted something completely new – Burda Style – Zelfmaakmode Stap voor Stap (which you may freely translate as Sew It Yourself Step by Step).

In 4 separate issues different basic sewing techniques will be (are) described and explained – step by step, including clear pictures and drawings. It is a great help for those who would like to start sewing (crafting) or already sewing but have some issues and/or questions. Excellent sewing knowledge resource.
I would say that it should be in every beginners sewing library. It is affordable and contains all necessary information to finish a garment.
Above all It is presented in a very attractive way, catching and wanting to read.

Burda Style – Zelfmaakmode Stap  voor Stap

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Short update on pants fitting

It was good to have a short break from my pants and fitting issues.

I have completely forgotten about the Burda Sew Along so now I have to hurry up with my man jacket project. I will trace pattern tomorrow and start to make a muslin.

Meanwhile while having a stained glass workshop I came across a small treasury.

new attemt - pants fitting isseus follow up

 

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