The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook!

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook

It finally arrived! It has been more than a year since I sent the blouse variations that I made for the book, and it is kind of strange to finally see it worn by a model in this ¬†beautiful pattern book. I’m so excited!

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
Let’s Start Sewing: Choosing and cutting fabric, finishing, and closures

The first three chapters of the book is about all the things you need to know before start sewing. What kind of tools you will need, reading patterns and measurements, and of course choosing fabrics and finally cutting them.

There are five basic patterns in this book, each with two additions of variations made by Burdastyle members with how-to. There are also more variations by Burdastyle members to show how each pattern can be interpreted.

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
The Skirt plus two how-to variations by Burdastyle members
The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
Skirt variations by Burdastyle members
The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
The Blouse plus two how-to variations by Burdastyle members
The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
My blouse variation!

Here is my blouse variation! It is made with gorgeous striped silk from B&J Fabrics in strawberry and peanut butter colours. The blouse is still with Burdastyle at the moment, I will post more pictures about the blouse once they send it back!

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
That’s me!

Talking about my favorite outfit or look, I said ,“Basically, I just want something that hangs from my shoulders and doesn’t interfere with any other part of my body, so fitted clothes are definitely not my style.” I guess I have changed now! Recently I’ve started to make more separates and clothes that define the waist area.

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
More blouse variations
The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
The Dress plus two how-to variations by Burdastyle members
The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
More dress variations

I love all the dresses variations, especially Natty Jane’s. You can see her post about it here. It is such an adorable summer dress.

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
The Coat plus two how-to variations by Burdastyle members
The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
Coat variations

Such a perfect time to make my first coat, isn’t it? I’ve already have the perfect fabric in my stash, so I hope I can start making the coat soon!

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
The Bag plus two how-to variations by Burdastyle members

My husband loves Jeffrey‘s bag variations. I really hope Burdastyle will come up with men’s patterns next time!

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
Bag variations
The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook
Neat box with five multi-sizes patterns

Time to get busy!

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