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Monday, January 19, 2015

Burda magazine, sewing, chatting and all the extras


  
   Gosh, where do I start?! I seem to be overly excited about all that's going on in the sewing community, the good things that is :).... For instance, I signed up for the Burda challenge, hosted by Dawn, who blogs over at "Two on and two off". The challenge is to sew at least one garment a month for 2015 from the Burda Style magazine, but go have a look see and see if you're game. It seems like a lot of fun to me! Now, I have never sewn a Burda Style anything, a pattern or from their magazine.. It's a little intimidating; however, I would like to really move a little out of my comfort zone this year. 


Burda Style 11/2014 ordered off of Ebay..Had
to have this one, loved so many in this issue.


 I've already started a 3 month subscription with Burda Style, as I wanted to see if I would like the magazine and would I really make anything from the magazine. However, I couldn't wait for my first subscription, lol, so I ordered a few off of Ebay (did anyone tell you that Ebay is addictive? ) LOL!

Seriously these patterns are gorgeous.
 I also ordered the 11/2013 issue; apparently I have a thing with Burda Styles' November issues. Again, this issue, in my humble opinion is everything, everything I say, LOL!

Burda Style 11/2013

 There were so many garments in this issue from the moto jacket, to the crossover pants, which are so unique, but in a good way. I know these issues are old news to most, but man y'all I am excited!



  Now, I probably won't have a January Burda garment, seeing that my subscription doesn't start until February. I also didn't really see anything that I wanted to make in January's issue; however, I do believe that we can make something from any issue, so I will have to see. However, I'm still waiting on my tracing materials and things like that, so all that will be a factor in will I have a garment for January for the challenge.


  In other news, is anyone else waiting for the new Vogues to be released? I know I am! I am getting impatient lol... Now in some real time sewing, I have managed to make good progress on my B5526 shirt. I'm using a flannel that I purchased from Jo-Ann's, hopefully I won't regret it. I also have plans to cut out M7094, which I picked up this weekend from the Hobby Lobby, and they just so happened to have every pattern that I wanted, go Hobby Lobby! I'm not sure if I should do a muslin, but I think I'm gonna throw caution to the wind, LOL! We'll see how that pans out, right?! Okay, y'all it's already beyond my bed time and my little people will be taking no prisoners in the morning LOL!


                                 ~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!
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20 comments:

  1. Good luck with the challenge! Burda patterns usually yield really stylish makes. Looking forward to your version of M7094 -- I have this pattern, too!

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    1. Thanks makingtheflame. I agree, that Burda usually are pretty styish. I hope to get started on M7094 sometime this week.. Have a great week!

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  2. I am excited with and for you ... FIESTA!!! :)

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  3. I should join that challenge Candice! I have so many Burda but the tracing off just scares the crap out of me! I can't wait for the new Vogues either--that Donna Karan pattern with the jacket, cut away top and skinny pants is to die for!

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    1. Come on Sue and join in on the fun, it's never too late to join...You are in my opinion, a sewing genius :)...I loved the Donna Karan pattern, so chic ,and yes please to those skinny pants..

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  4. I love burda style patterns. I purchase and use them a lot, especially this winter I have been on a roll with their pants patterns. I think their patterns offer a variety of style and details . However, the magazine is a different story, I love to read through them but, the tracing and trying to decipher the sewing instructions is not for me. I don't have the patience. I am looking forward to seeing your finished projects.

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    1. Styling Me, you have been on a serious roll with their patterns; you inspired me to try their patterns. I hope and pray that I have the patience lol... Have a great week Lucy!

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  5. Cant wait to see what you come up with. I have never used a Burda pattern either (magazine nor pattern envelope) and I have several of the magazines. Good luck in the challenge.

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    1. Natisha, thanks girl! I can't wait to see what I come with too, LOL.. I'm nervous, excited, but it's all good, right?

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  6. Stepping out of our comfort zones can be rather exciting. Wishing you much success with BurdaStyle!

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    1. Faye, thanks! You mentioned in a post about being excited about the "possibilities", and that really stuck with me. I am truly excited about 2015 and the possibilities...Thanks for always being an inspiration :)...

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  7. Yay! I'm in too!!! Should be a fun year!

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    1. Yay, Nakisha! I know you will rock this challenge!

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  8. I haven't gotten a Burda magazine in YEARS but this one looks amazing! I hope you caught the Vogue patterns last night before the sale went off! I can't wait for mine to arrive lol.

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    1. I didn't get to the sale last night. I will be getting to those patterns just as soon as they hit the stores...I can't wait to see your picks..

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  9. Candice I cant wait to see what you make. I love Burda patterns and have only made 1 top two different times lololol. I am a newbie though. I love their magazines as well but I am very intimidated by trying to trace off all that confusing mess. Eagerly awaiting to see what you come up with. Good luck!

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    1. Dorothy, girl, I am newbie too with Burda lol.. We shall see how it goes, hopefully well.. I hope you give Burda and the tracing another try, says the woman who hasn't even traced ONE Burda LOL!

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  10. I had a subscription years ago but never made anything from them, so I'm joining the challenge to get some use out of the old ones. I probably won't get another subscription, but plan on buying a few patterns from Burda Style site some months. I'm mad I missed the the release and the sale on BMV. They are sneaky with that small window of overlap! My must haves are V1439, 1436, and 1440.

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    1. I don't think that I will subscribe again after my 3 months subscription runs out myself. I just don't think that I'm feeling this tracing thing; however, I think that I may look into the downloads like you mentioned. I think that I would like that better.

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