Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 4

Things to love in November:

1) The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook!

2) Sweater tights.

3) Drinking lots of tea, but really I do that year round.

4) The <1/2 circle skirt in navy blue corduroy that I recently put together. It has flat felled side seams and an invisible zipper whose top is covered by a tab which snaps shut. The gold snap on the tab mixed with the navy blue is my favorite part.

And now, on to the book!

For my contribution I was first asked to submit sketches of two dress variations and two blouse variations. One of my dress variations was chosen and is in the book on a few pages.

BurdaStyle still has the dress, but once they send it back to me I plan on taking some photos to show you all the details.

And guess what? My sister Clare is a contributing member as well! She also made a dress variation that is included in the dress chapter.

I'm pretty excited about the other patterns in the book, especially the blouse, the skirt, and the member created jacket variations.

I hope your November is off to a great start!


  1. Congrats on being featured in the book! Your dress looks very cute.

    I LOVE your corduroy skirt. Very 1970s... 1960s? Late 1960s-early 1970s!

  2. Congratulations to you and your sister!

    I just picked my book up today and will be pouring through it for the weeks to come.

    Thank you for the great dress version!

  3. Congrats!!! That's great news!

  4. wooo you already received the book! I can't wait for mine to arrive and see what other members created!!

  5. Congratulations on being featured in the BurdaStyle book! I just found your blog through StoutySews and I'm really enjoying it.

  6. What a great post! Your skirt is adorable, I share your love for sweater tights 100%, your dress in the book looks amazing (congrats!!!) and I can't wait to receive it.

  7. Such a fantastic achievement after so much waiting (I remember last year when you couldn't talk too much about it...), congratulations! Your circle skirt is awesome, the button is such a classy detail.

  8. Hey that's amazing! Congratulations on the book!

    Your corduroy skirt has seems to have great crafts(wo)manship and details (very Natty Jane). :-)