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!

8 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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

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

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