Thursday, January 31, 2019

Getting My Eye In

Some of my most successful sewing projects have been made with  Burda Style patterns. But it's quite a while since I used a Burda magazine. It seems impossible that you can isolate one pattern piece when there are a myriad printed on top of each other. But once your eye locks onto a particular line, it jumps out at you and tracing it is not that difficult.

I have also had some failures with Burda patterns, usually due to choosing the wrong size or the wrong fabric. I hope I have it right this time.


  1. It’s all in the boring bit - the planning!!!! Hope it works out well for you.

  2. I used to enjoy using Burda patterns, because everything fit so well. It's probably been 20 years since I've sewn any clothes.

  3. Wow, it looks like you’d special glasses to sort those out! Bravo you!

  4. OMG, it looks more like a map with crisscrossing routes!
    Is that the fabric you're going to use? It's spectacular.

  5. When I learnt how to sew I also used Burda magazines; now I prefer their individual patterns: fewer lines, less trouble!

    1. I agree. But it’s hard to buy patterns in this part of SA.

  6. I rarely sew, but when it happened, I always used Burda patterns. Lovely fabric :)