Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Burda Sew-along - Raglan shirt 02/2013 127

In the end of April I decided to participate in Burda sew-along. Almost all my garments were made from Burda patterns so I couldn't miss this sew-along%)

I made a raglan shirt from Burda 02/2013. I liked this pattern from the first moment. I used a fabric from my stash but now I think that this was not the best choice. The fabric is too thin and sheer, I prefer more thick tees. Also I had problems with a neckline and ripping (small holes formed on the fabric, rrrrrrrrrr).

So, my pattern review:
Pattern Sizing: 34, 38, 40, 42, 42. I cut 36.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, the look is pretty the same.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. But I did a neckline a little bit different. I made the shorter stripe for the neckline and sewn stretching the stripe. Also I topstitched neckline with twin needle. But this is not saved me from stretching neckline a little bit%(
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like raglan and the gathers on the shoulders, they look nice, and don't like the low armhole.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't add 7cm at sleeves for hemming. Also I made the tee a little bit shorter. My shoulder seams are 1cm lower because I made mistake and when ripping I made holes on the fabric, so I had to sew with bigger seam allowance to hide the holes. This was not bad because the tee was little bit to big in the shoulders.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will try to make it with more thick fabric. Also I will cut 34 size next time.
Conclusion: Nice raglan tee with interesting details.

  • Fabric:  1.1m (width 1.5m) of rayon knit, very thin.
  • Pattern: Burda magazine 02/2013 127
  • Fabric was bought first, to companion to my blue dress.
  • Notions: thread, twin needle, fusible stay tape
  • Time to complete: 7.20 hours. I spent a lot of time for the neckline and fixing my mistakes on the shoulder seams.
  • First worn: 26 April for walking.
  • Wear again:  Yes! Yesterday%))
  • Total cost:  8.8 euro for fabric + 0.9 euro for thread + 2 euro for magazine  = 11.7 euro

Monday, 27 May 2013

Me-Made-May, 2013. Week 4.

Soo, this is week 4! It will be new participant this week!%)) As previous time the bigger photos are at Flickr.

20 May. Me-made home skirt (from old long-sleeve)
21 May. Me-refashion jeans. I should make some trousers for next MMM%)
22 May. me-made black skirt.
23 May. Me-made jumper and again refashioned jeans.
24 May. I wear the same outfit as 23 may but at the picture I worn another jumper because I forgot to photo after walking%)
25 May. It was rain so we stayed at home, I in me-made skirt.
26 May. I worn my new me-made tee%)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Me-Made-May, 2013. Week 3.

I am again too late with this post%) But in any way I should continue this challenge! The bigger photos you can see at Flickr.

 13 May. Me-made turtleneck.

15 May. Me-refashioned skirt. I like it very much!%)
 16 May. Me-refashioned jeans.

 17 May. Me-made blouse and me-refashioned skirt(from jeans)

 18 May. Me-made skirt. I should write about it after Me-Made-May because  it seems that I wear it almost every day%)

 19 May. Me-made dress. Will blog it soon too%)

Friday, 17 May 2013

New sewing list for me!

Only one unsewn item remains in "current sewing list" so I will write the next one! These lists motivate me pretty well!
Really my backlog of ideas, wishing and sewing plans is huuuuuuuuge! Also I have a huge box of different UFOs so I decided to include them too in my current list so not only new projects will be realized.

New projects (from scratch)
  • Maxi-skirt from knit - done (22/06)

  • Muslin for leather jacket
  • Scarf from silk 
  • Green trousers from last summer - done (27/07)
  • Burda sew-along - Raglan Shirt Burda 02/2013 - done! (26/05)
  • Knit skirt for my friend - done (28/06)
  • Simple bag from linen - need to buy ribbon for handle
  • Simple jumper for cold summer nights form finish green fabric 
Refashion, changing, repair etc
  • To finish summer brown skirt
  • Winter dress - need new long zipper
  • To fix some technical issues in orange bag
  • To finish changing of red Simplicity dress - decided to keep it like this, it is ok!
  • To remove pockets on new red skirt (I don't like how they came out) - done (26/06)
  • To change Asos dress to skirt - done (05/06)
  • To look on the waist of new red dress (belt or alteration?)
  • Repair a pocket of the bag - done! (28/06)
  • Repair a lining of Semeon's jacket
I have to finish this list quickly because I want to make the next one and sew my coll ideas!%))

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Me-Made-May, 2013. Week 2.

I am going well with Me-Made-May!%) Hope, Simeon is not very tired to make my pictures almost every day! The bigger photos you can see at Flickr.

 6 May. Green jumper.
 7 May. Very famous black skirt%)
 8 May. Again BS%)
 9 May. One more time!%) I know this is boring but I don't like to have a lot of stuff in my backpack.
10 May. We are back in Russia so I am very sad. Refashioned home skirt (from second-hand dress).
11 May. Skirt from KnipMode. I have finished it just in the end of April. I am not happy with pockets so should remove them but now the skirt is used as is%)
12 May. I spend the whole day at home so again - home skirt. Also you can see my sewing place%)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

From trousers to a skirt!

I suppose that everybody one day does it! I mean making a skirt from trousers%))

These were my corduroy jeans!
I like these jeans, wore them a lot so the bottoms of legs became pretty threadbare. Then I put them in my recycle box going to leave them near garbage bins. This is Russian way for recycling. But they don't want to leave me!  I decided to make a skirt. I wanted to sew new orange corduroy skirt but I didn't  find a fabric of my dream!%)) So I decided that my favorite jeans could work a little bit more for me.

The hardest part was to unpick seams%) Then I just cut extra fabric from inseam, try it one and decided that it would work! I even bought the thick thread for topstitching. Now I know that this is not my favorite part, I need more experience.

The result

Of course, this is not a perfect skirt, you can see some wrinkles, but pretty the same behave my RTW narrow denim skirts. By the way, fabric had some stretch in it, so I don't fill narrowness of the skirt. This is very comfortable skirt and I like it!%))

I made the pictures myself so nobody said
me I should to set the leggings well%))
Rear view%)
  • Fabric:  old trousers
  • Pattern: none
  • Notions: thick thread
  • Time to complete: about 2 hours plus walking to the shop for thread%)
  • First worn: 13 April at home%)
  • Wear again:  Yes!
  • Total cost:  1.5 euro (but almost all thread stay for the next projects%)

Monday, 13 May 2013

Me-made-may, 2013. Week 1.

I am participating in Me-Made-May, 2013! Till now I wear at least one me-made item every day!%)) Let's see how it will go!

So, this is first week of May. The bigger photos you can see at Flickr.

1 May. Blue dress and turtleneck. This is this outfit how it was planned.
 2 May. Orange skirt.
3 May. Black skirt. Not blogged, but I should do this!
4 May. Black skirt again. I took only 2 bottoms for my trip, so a lot of outfits with the skirt.
5 May. B-day dress. Will be blogged soon. I am not happy with the waist so may be I change it a little bit, but I will write about it in any way%)

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Back to sewing and blogging!

I was at short Bavarian trip, I have 3 new me-made garments waiting to be post in my blog, also I need to add Me-Made-May,13 photos here too.

I have finished only 4 from 5 items from my sewing list (I finished my b-day dress, hura!! May be it was not perfect but i enjoyed wearing it!), so I couldn't buy any fabrics but I bought some sewing presents for myself in Munich and Nuremberg, I couldn't resist!

My b-day's presents%)

I have here 3 fabrics - linen(!) boucle for a jacket, cotton denim for a skirt, a small piece of stretchable silk for lingerie set, also some notions and one(!) Patrones. I wanted more magazines because there was a huge assortment in the shop at Munich railway station, but they cost 10 euro, and I already have a lot of  magazines, so I took only one because I like them very much%))

Now I need to write down my new sewing list!! It will be soon!
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