I’m certified! (Burda Teacher Certification Course)

I feel accomplished! I carefully planned and scheduled to create the various assignment projects for the beginner and the advanced courses since October. As you can see I had to demonstrate my skills with wovens, knits, pleats, darts, gathers, buttonholes, invisible zippers, etc. It was a fun challenge and I definitely learned a few new…

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Silhouette Project: Skirt Update

I realized after posting the dress pattern pieces, I should have shown you the projects that I fell in love with. I have taken those loveable pieces and tweaked them into TNT (Tried-n-True) patterns for my “go to” box. It took a few months, but I did have some method to my madness and worked in…

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Wool Jacket Update

I am so happy with this jacket! Except for the fact that winter is almost over… At least I will have a beautiful couture wool jacket to decorate my closet during our tropical summer.  Now remember that lumpy lapel? It is beautiful now! Thanks to some reader tips and Gertie’s video tutorial, I solved my…

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My Wool Jacket Muslin with the finishing touches

I have finally finished my jacket muslin (Burda 11-2011-15)! My husband’s boss asked him to work on a vacation house, so this was the only project I packed so I could focus! We were there for two weeks, and I spent all my sewing time working on it. I nailed the shoulders, but had to…

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Finally watched Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style

First I can see why the show only aired for two seasons. I don’t really see the chemistry between Tim and Greta compared to Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, but Tim does provide this nifty list. There’s a similar list in Nina Garcia’s Little Black Book of Style and TLC’s website for What not to…

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Happy Birthday 3 months later…

I finished my husband’s birthday present! Finally! What an odyssey. I didn’t even cut the muslin out until a month after his birthday and then practiced Susan’s couture muslin techniques to the letter so that took a significant amount of time. As for the actual fashion fabric I didn’t use any couture techniques unless you…

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I finished something!

With all the machine problems and whatnot, I have felt like my sewing was stuck in limbo. But finally I have finished a project, entirely cut and sewn in Brazil around naptime! As I mentioned in a previous post, I cut this pink Rayon snakeskin using Burda 7379. Here’s the  front: I love how the…

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