Saturday, 16 February 2013

Burda Blouse Take two


Burda Blouse - version 2

 I made a second version of the blouse from the Burda book I bought last year.  I didn't have much fabric to play around with so I tweaked the pattern slightly to allow the front to be cut on a fold, and eliminating the princess seams.





To do this, I pinned the front and side front pattern pieces together along the stitching line from the end upwards. (I didn't pin them right to the top as I wanted it to lay flat as possible)

This meant there was a little gap along at the top of the pattern pieces. I cut around it, treating it as one piece.  This gave a little extra fullness in the top where it met the shoulder yoke. So I made two tucks as I was joining the front to the yokes.   



The fabric I used was a little bit sheer - so I used two layers just for the front and the yokesAnd I also added some black lace to the front.




I'm pretty sure it's not the last version I'll be making :)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Sew Grateful **Giveaway Winners **

A little later than promised ( oops sorry) ......I've finally made it back to my laptop to announce the giveaway winners!

I'm delighted to have so many new followers - thanks to you all for commenting & entering . There has been a lot of sewing going on around here, which kept me away from the online world. Here's one of the garments I've been working on:

A blue and ivory dress is under construction - I just love the bows on this lace:


A preview of the bodice:


And I've been working a lime green and navy blue dress for a girl who loves ponies and horses, so it'll have some interesting embroidery going on!


But now onto the giveaway - First prize was this book :

+ a copy of my PDF pattern for a foldover clutch. And the winner is  soisewedthis
CONGRATULATIONS:)  



And the winners of Pdf Clutch Patterns (which are available on Craftsy)

                               Are :  Kim Powell , Emily and Hueisei   !!!

Also a big thank you must go to Debi at My Happy Sewing Place   for organising Sew Grateful Week.  ps ** I'll be in touch with all you winners soon to send on your prizes**

Monday, 4 February 2013

Sew Grateful Week


Hi there -it's my first time taking part in Sew Grateful Week -there are lots more details and giveaways on Debi's blog here My Happy Sewing Place
 It's a great way to find new sewing blogs to follow. And maybe win some goodies too!
  So to tie-in with all the wonderful giveaways - I'm doing my first blog giveaway.
The first prize is the book below 'Bags with Style' - it has lots of inspiring bags and also has pattern sheets to make the bags yourself ( all unused and in perfect shape)



And also a PDF copy of my own bag pattern 'Cuada Foldover Clutch'


The next 3 winners will also get a free PDF copy of my clutch pattern .

To be in with a chance of winning please comment & let me know you want to be included :) Best of luck

And for an extra chance at winning :

*** follow this blog -  (or comment to let me know if you already do)
*** follow me on Craftsy here - Cuada  & comment to let me know

** winners announced on Thurs 6pm Irish Time **
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