Burdastyle Magazine 01/2016

Burdastyle Magazine 01/2016

Hey, guys!
I haven't written a Burdastyle review in SUCH a long time, and I've been thinking about it lately, so here I am!
It's also the first issue of 2016, so if I were looking for signs, that would be perfect. :)

As I said, it's been a very long time, and I haven't really followed the magazine in the meantime, to be honest.
Collecting material for this review, I didn't really expect for Burda to have changed much in the last year or so, and I wasn't wrong.

My personal taste also hasn't changed that much, although, as a pattern making student, my perception and knowledge regarding design has. I'm still no expert, but I can now see and understand things I just didn't.

So, let's begin, shall we?

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My Book - Il Mio Libro

My Book - Il Mio Libro

Soooo... Uhm, yeah.

I wrote a book!

One of the reasons why I've been more distant than the usual from the Internet in this last year, is because I was offered this incredible opportunity by Italian publishing house Gribaudo, and I just couldn't pass it up!

And so, after many months of hard work, "Il Manuale del Cucito" ("The Sewing Handbook") was born. It's a cute little book for beginners, it is project-oriented, including a short section dedicate to techniques and FAQ about sewing, and then 20 projects to learn how to sew while you're making them. The projects range from accessories, to clothes and home decor objects (there's also an accessory for dogs, because -duh!- I had to include dogs in it).

The idea was to offer something for everyone, without making it so difficult that it would discourage a beginner, but at the same time challenging enough so that it wasn't banal and you would learn some new techniques.

Also, there's no taking ourself too seriously in this book. Everything is as colorful as possible, and there are little animals, polka dots and smily faces scattered everywhere, which is, of course, perfectly my style.

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Sweet Ambassadrice - Knit dress with circle skirt and collar

Sweet Ambassadrice - Knit dress with circle skirt and collar

A few weeks ago, I had just left school and was distractedly scrolling through my Instagram feed on the subway, when I saw that Portugal-based French fabric and notion store, The Sweet Mercerie, was having the second edition of a mini contest called "Sweet Ambassadrice".

Basically, they presented this graphic print fabric and invited people to send their ideas on what to make with it. They would provide fabric to the three people whose idea they'd like the most.

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Sewing Meetup @ Abilmente Craft Fair, Vicenza - 17/10/2015

Hey, guys!

I have a great announcement for you today! Silvia, Marine, Nicoletta and myself (the team behind the Facebook page Blog italiani di Cucito) have been organizing the first ever Italian Sewing Meetup!

The idea has been tossed around for a while now, so I’m really happy that it’s finally happening!

Here is the detailed program:

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I'm back! With a red skirt...

I'm back! With a red skirt...

Hullooooooo! Guess who's still alive?

Joking aside, I'm finally back with a post on my beloved, yet neglected blog, and I hope to be able to get back to posting at a more regular pace. Maybe not twice a week, but not disappearing for months on end either...

So, where have I been all this time?
Nowhere, really, it's just that real life has been extremely busy since... well, since last year. I just didn't have enough time, energy and motivation to spend on the blog.

The thing is, I started a professional pattern drafting class

 in February last year; I have to commute to attend, and I've been working two jobs to be able to afford it, AND my boyfriend and I have started remodeling his late grandma's house to eventually move in it together, so I've been pretty burn out in real life to entertain my virtual one.

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