January is all about setting intentions and resewlutions but February – I love February – it’s the month for indulgence – about emerging out of hibernation. At only 28 days this month felt the shortest ever and I barely squeaked in with my personal goals for #burdachallenge2018. I’ll get to those later but first lets go see what other creatives have been making and blogging about.
There have been many wonderful makes and these are some blog post. Remeber to check out #burdachallenge2018 on IG to see works in progress and finished garments.
Mags (magscreativemeanderings.blogspot.co.uk) sent in this link to her wonderful tunic dress made in Nani Iro fabric (I am gushing over this make because….Nani Iro…nuff said) You can read about it by clicking here.
I love that Swarm of Chikadees made a refashioned Burda 7198 out of an old Burda dress. A great idea for sustainable sewing – check out the post here https://swarmofchickadees.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/burda-7198-for-the-january-burdachallenge2018/
Ellen’s Sewing Passion (ellensewing.blogspot.co.uk/) is a veritable delight of inspiration She is an incredibly talented and prolific maker who has been an inspiration to me since I started sewing. She had made a delicious knotted midi dress which you can read about here
Small Artisan made a fantastic men’s hoodie which has been added to my to sew list. She also has a tutorial on making the shawl collar hoodie – yay! Read all about it here .
Anne continues to inspire me with her impeccable sewing and planning skills. She sewed up a couple of tops and I dare you to read her post and not add them to your sewing list too 🙂 Link here.
I consider Chris (handmadebychris.wordpress.com) to be the Queen of Burda in my life as she is always getting the magazine before I do here in the UK. Here she is in stripes and flowers and knots – variations on the same pattern – so inspiring. See here for the post.
Meg Healy at BurdaStyle.com has made a wrap dress for her Magazine Mash up – and its a stunner! Click here for the post.
BurdaStyle.com are also offering a free Biker Jacket Video Sewalong with Meg Healy. The PDF patterns are included and I believe there is a plus size option as well. This is my 2nd free Burda sewalong course I’ve taken up :-). You can click through the main website or use this link here . Here is a picture of the jackets:
Over on IG I am meeting so many wonderful creatives and every day I am in awe of our shared joy in creating and sewing. I just wanted to share this IG post from @groovygreylook whose use of colour is just spectacular
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I wish Grace Jones knew how much I toiled to make this top to wear to her concert last night. And yes I froze! Do not be tricked into thinking this was an easy make. Actually there was some serious grown up sewing associated with the kimono like sleeves. Fabric is from my stash, silk satin. @burda_style magazine 04/215 pattern 129. I adjusted across the back. Added a seam and lengthened by 8 cm.. . @saturdaynightstitch #burdachallenge2018 #burdasewing #sewing #sewingaddict #wearwhatyousew #gracejones #gracejonesinspired #greyhairdontcare #adelaidefestivalopeningnight #adelaidefestival
Pause for thought
It was a challenging month to keep full steam ahead once the excitement of making resolutions had gone. But I found that instead of focusing on what I hadn’t yet done in terms of planning and tracing – I just hit a reset button and reminded myself that this is fun! And so far I have made things I am loving wearing and that feeling is what I remind myself of when I have to face the dreaded tracing!
I am also super excited that I had the opportunity to talk about #burdachallenge2018 on the Clothes Making Mavens Podcasts Episode 18 – I was a bit giddy though because I love Lori and Helena’s show and was slightly starstruck :-). The episode includes other sewing challenges like the #daytonightdresschallenge hosted by Elizabeth Made This (I am participating in this challenge as well) and #sewmystyle hosted by Jessica Lorraine. Definitely worth a listen here: Clothes Making Mavens Podcast
For March here is my sewing plan from the current 2018 issue. I will probably add more from other issues but for now, these are the definites. If you want to get a feel of the patterns in the March magazine I posted my March browse through and sewing plans here on my YouTubes
I hope your sewing plans are going well too. Here’s to March and all its joy!
Thanks for stopping by and until next time, Happy Sewing!
Peace and love,
PS. Not a sponsored post. I do not get paid. This is a passion project.