I have made this blouse using the fabric I won in the Tessuti give-away. I had already made a hat with some of the fabric, so I had to choose a pattern with low yardage requriements...Burda WOF July 08 No 108 fit the bill. I modified it by shortening the length 13cm, omitting the back zipper, omitting the inner yokes and finishing the neck edge with a self-fabric binding.
Now I don't know if I have enough readers for a give-away, but I feel I should pass on the generosity, so here goes... I am going to split my give-away into 2 groups.
The first is for Australian readers only. 4 editions of Threads magazines that I have double-ups of due to shipping errors. I ordered back issues which didn't arrive, and so I got them re-sent, and then months and months later the original ones turned up. With the recent plummeting of the Aussi dollar, Threads magazines are on the ex-y side for us Aussis. There are some great articles here...several articles by Joyce Murphy on pants fitting and a fabulous method for sewing welt pockets.
The second is for everyone else in the world...the 3 latest editions of Australian Stitches magazine, which you may have trouble getting. The highlight of these magazines for me are Eddi Frantz' articles, where he cuts through the fashion trends to come up with garments that we can sew. Mhe magazine also includes sewing techniques and fitting tips.
To enter the give-away, leave a comment saying where you are from and nominating one of your favourite websites for inspiration...be it sewing, fashion, art or otherwise, before the 14th of November.
Posted by katherine h