Montag, 27. Dezember 2010

Top 5 Sewing Projects for rest of 2010 - results

1. Sew a "Lady of Shalott" dress.

Do you know the painting by Waterhouse? I love it and I want such a dress for myself for ages. So, I have the pattern, orderd the fabric and some matching buttons.

-> desastrous fail, never had time to even begin with

2. Sew something for a men.

Maybe a Cowboy shirt for my Dad or a classic shirt for my boyfriend. Don´t know yet.

-> I made my dear a T-Shirt and he likes it.

3. Make jewelry.

I know not really a sewing project, but maybe I can combine these.

-> I was very productive with this and made several earrings and also some rings and necklaces. But it´s the same as with fabric, I have so many leftovers. *sigh*

4. Sew solid color skirts and blouses.

I love patternd fabric, but it is hard to combine if you have no solid color pieces.

-> Made one or two I don´t wear regularly.

5. Sew more for others.

I feel so selfish if I always only sew for myself. Now I only need ideas.

-> I fulfilled this. Hope the people like the things.

Montag, 20. Dezember 2010

Review: Burda Plastic Tracing Sheets

I decided to test the Burda Plastic Tracing Sheets when my tracing paper was all used. So I thought I write a little review.


- you can see trough it

sometimes with lines in colors it was a bit difficult to see them trough the paper, with the plastic sheets it´s no problem

- holds longer

the paper had tears really fast, the plastic holds even if you fold or crush it and you can store it easier


- you need a permanent marker to draw

not a big con, but maybe some don´t like this

- it´s a bit slippery

sometimes it´s difficult to hold it in place, but it was difficult with the paper to, all in all in this point I like the plastic more

- costs more

I think I will buy the plastic in the future. It´s nice if patterns hold a while.

Christmas presents are in work. First batch is finished. Hope to get something done today. I am a bit ill, which does not help.

Montag, 13. Dezember 2010

Sense & Sensibility Patterns - Dollar Downloads

Sense & Sensibility Patterns has a great section with scans from old fashion magazines. Really enjoyable and interesting. And the best each download costs only one dollar. I recently purchased two and they were such a great source of inspiration.

And better this week there is a give-away!