05 September 2009

Saturday Sewing - Burda 08-2009-124A

I've been working on Burda August 2009 pattern 124A for a couple of weeks now.

- super 140 wool with mink and cashmere, black and white weave, from Overseas Fabrics in Abbotsford, B.C.
- silk charmeuse, fuschia, from Metro Textiles in New York, NY

- 5/8" strips of bias cut fusible interfacing (sub-in for Burda's recomended Vilene product)
- 1/4" strips and 2" strips of fusible interfacing cut on the grain to stabilize zipper and hem
- invisible zip
- thread

- pinched in about 0.5" above the bust
- shortened by about 1.5" at the waist

I'm short, apple/rectangle shaped and have forward shoulders.

The pieces go together really quickly and since this is the "Extra Pattern" for August, the extra instructions are proving very helpful. Tracing and a muslin took about 2 hours total, not sure why I am arse-dragging on the final product.


  1. Have this one! It's just gorgeus!!! Love it!!! :)

  2. Just making this for daughter now. always loved the pattern - looks very classy.