Tuesday, January 20, 2015

BurdaStyle Playsuit

I've always loved jumpsuits and playsuits but I find in stores they always have really short shorts! So when I saw the BurdaStyle Playsuit I thought I would give them a go.

I would have to admit the material BurdaStyle used as the main picture for this pattern is a bit horrible but the pattern itself is pretty great.

I would probably add belt loops next time since the belt didn't quite stay in place for the photo above. 

The pattern below shows long sleeves and pants so I just shortened the pants and didn't add the sleeves. See Pattern picture below.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Applique Baby Burp Cloths

I started an applique pinterest board with some really cute designs that are perfect for those baby or kids projects! Not that I have any children but it seems to be that time where friends are having babies again. 

Excitingly I am able to use some of the machines at work including the Brother ScanNCut which is what I used to cut out all of these applique designs below.

If you want to create any of these yourself you can view my project tutorial, where you can download the ScanNCut files and Burp Cloth pattern for free...I hope you enjoy!

Another Macaroon

I made this dress last year and you can probably guess the pattern! Yes, that's correct it's another Colette Macaron Dress. For this dress I did made one change and that was to combine the top together to make it one complete piece. I really liked how it turned out. 

The fabric is a cotton sateen from Bargain Box Fabrics.

See my finished projects page for all my other Macaron Dresses!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Burda Style 6196 Dress

I did a blog post back in October and it included a stripped dress I found off Pinterest (below left). As soon as I found the Burda Style 6916 pattern I wanted to make this dress.

For these three dress versions I made option C. The pattern itself was really easy to make, no issues. It's a nice dress pattern but it's very slim fitting!

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

This was the tester dress I made with a slightly lower scoop neck.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

BurdaStyle Tulip Dress - Vegas!

So my husband and I are going to the USA this year in June including Las Vegas, LA, New York and San Francisco! So I made a Vegas inspired party dress with a sequin top, black skirt with a light chiffon type material overlay.

The pattern I used for this dress was the Burda Sweetheart Tulip Skirt Dress. I originally cut out the skirt but because it's a gathered skirt it looked a bit horrible on my figure so I just did a slim fitting straight skirt with two darts at the front and back.

The pattern was great but I did find that the sleeves basically just fall off your shoulders. I'm not sure if others have had this problem as well. To rectify this I added two small panels at the top back (shown below) that clip in the middle. This was to try and hold the sleeves where they are.  

I forgot to do the back clip up above the zip so it looks a little funny in the photo below.

While we are in Las Vegas we're also going to Electric Daisy Carnival where the outfits are going to be insane! The festival itself has 400,000 people attending! Here are some outfits below I found on Pinterest.

I decided that I would make a dress so I created this blue and pink flower fabric on Spoonflower (below). I think I'll end up making two dresses since it's a three day/night festival and then just go kind of casual the third day. Stay tuned because I've started making it. I am just trying to decide on the skirt pattern!

This is the fabric I created!

I have made the dress top similar to this which was originally pinned from Shop Hopes.
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