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  50′s Retro styled wiggle dress , V back neck, based on Burda Style 7178 I use a thick linen fabric . The  diamond pattern makes me choose the  simplest design , model C : sleeveless , without collar .            

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I made this top from a pattern in Burda Style magazine, issue 5/2012. It’s a very simple, retro style top that is easy to make and very easy to wear. I went up a size to ensure a comfortable fit but I needn’t have done because it is very roomy. Not completely shapeless as it [...]

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Fellow sewists, I know you’ll understand when i tell how excited i was when a friend brought by a huge stash of old sewing magazines! It’s not the longed for haul of 50′s and 60′s magazines with all the patterns intact (I know, but one can dream…) but it is about 20 or 30 burda [...]

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⁃ Fabric: some cheap cotton blend thing that should have been better used just as a toile, as i know the weight of the fabric is not really conducive to wearable garments-as i have made a top out of this stuff before. Dont worry i wont do it again. As you will notice from my  pics, there is a [...]

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    Hello you all! Long time no see. Meet my friend Jean-Louis the Austringer (meaning he hunts with eagles). He is modeling a year old blue Chilean eagle (who doesn’t hunt) and the vest I made for him. Though the vest was made with Burda’s Jason pattern, which is not really a retro pattern, [...]

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