Monthly Archives: May 2016

If Something’s Worth Doing

We like to think that posts should be instructive, leading beginners to the summit of couture standards. Jolly admirable, but do you always have the time? Let’s put in a plea for good enough, before ducking behind the parapet. I … Continue reading

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Flopping Burda

You may remember I had warm feelings about May Burda Style? They are cooling. 115 looked promising for me. Though it has sack-like elements, in the photo it looks as though it’s designed to fit at hip level, thus good … Continue reading

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Burda Unwrapped

It’s been a roller coaster ride with Burda May 2016 108 wrap over dress. I tried to get some liquid-look metallic jersey like the sample but google drew a blank. I went for a 95% viscose 5% elastane jersey from … Continue reading

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Stalled Projects

Why do some projects get sewn up in a few days and others sit half done on the end of the sewing table muttering imprecations and gathering dust? I started this coat last Autumn, when the weather was just cool … Continue reading

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