Restoring My Faith in Burda

Okay, I’m still in the midst of my colossal Burda coat project but I had to take a few breaks in between to make some easy sewing projects. One of them is this jersey pullover using Burda 7866. This is my 2nd time making this top and it’s really about restoring my faith in Burda. You know, something easy to offset something hard. This was definitely a straight forward easy pattern. No confusing, read between the lines translating German to English. Yep! An easy breezy, no brainer project. Hopefully, the ulcer I’m developing over the monster Burda project has diminished. I picked up this fabric from Habermans at the Michigan Sewing Expo in September. It’s a jersey knit. I love the abstract design and the feel of the fabric.

This has to be one of my favorite tops. It’s comfortable, stylish and I get a lot of compliments when I wear it. I love to see my coworkers’ reactions when I tell them it’s from my Basement Boutique!

Well, I guess it’s back to the OTHER Burda project!






Minimum Labor Equals Maximum Benefit

I love the pattern sales at Joann’s because it gives me an opportunity to experiment with patterns that aren’t necessarily on my wish list. It’s nice when a so-so pattern becomes the star attraction. Case in point, Butterick 5821.

 Butterick 5821 Butterick 5821

It doesn’t look like much on the pattern jacket and I really wasn’t excited about it until I found this great fabric.  It’s a microsuede in a beautiful sand color. IMG_0045

IMG_0046The fabric looks like suede or leather. It’s only when you touch it, you discover it’s not actually leather, and it’s washable! The edgestitching really gives it the look of leather.  This pattern is so simple. There are only four pattern pieces for the dress! For only a few hours investment, you could have a beautiful new addition to your wardrobe. Now I’m on the hunt for more of this micro suede for my 2nd take!