I know that everyone is looking for a new garment but somehow I never manage to sew my first day of vacation. Today I actually spent a considerable amount of time on the computer and cleaning...yes, cleaning. Even though I have someone clean for me, there are some things that I like to do myself, so I did some of that today...and then there's my bedroom which is a wreck. So before I can settle in to sew, I must straighten it out first!
That leads to this post btw. I'm sure everyone has seen the new September BurdaStyle magazine. If not here is a pic:
There is a discussion going on at Stitcher's Guild about the dress on the cover. It's either loved or not...I'm in the love category, btw. Anyway, back to the cleaning...there is a pile of sewing mags by the side of the bed that I'm putting away. Now you know putting away doesn't mean that I pile them up, take them to the living room and place them in the proper spot...no this involves some page turning, some looking and even some deciding if it really should leave my bedroom! *LOL*
While flipping through the September 2005 issue, which was laying by the bed for a cardigan pattern that I absolutely adore, I found this:
Yeap, doesn't it look very similar to the dress on the cover of the Sept. 2010 issue! There are some differences...the rounded yoke neckline, the missing flanges (but seriously who needs them), it comes in sizes 36 - 44 and the pieces are located on the pages where you can actually see the pattern pieces.
It's also the Illustrated Sewing Course, so you can see how to assemble the dress. Now I really loved the dress on the front of the September 2010 issue but the one inside the September 2005 issue will be easier for me to knock-off. One because the newer one is a petite version and located on those terrible pattern sheets...and you know how much I hate tracing! And two, because it will be easier to grade up (okay lay on top of my TNT dress pattern and cut up) AND its the old pattern sheets, so easier to see to trace!
I got the idea to put this dress on my sewing list when I bought the new BurdaStyle Magazine Thursday evening. However, it was just going on the list. Now I'm thinking...can't you smell the wood burning *LOL*...that I may need to work on this dress this week. I have some doubleknit in the closet in both gray and raspberry...and it might be fun to make this work!
So we shall see...but isn't it interesting that a version of the same dress is in two different Burda magazines five years apart! And if you collect (hoard) Burda's like I do, you might have this issue in your collection too!
Well back to cleaning...I'm not quite done yet. But I will be finished tonight because I will be up early tomorrow morning, laying out a pattern. I have to get a little sewing in before I head off to my family's annual Labor Day barbeque. There are some cousins coming that I haven't seen in awhile...so I'll be in my sister's backyard eating, talking junk, playing spades and enjoying my family's company.
I hope everyone who celebrates Labor Day has a wonderful weekend too!
...as always, more later!