Burdastyle Magazine 03/2019

Burdastyle Magazine 03/2019

I am quite fed up with Burda.
The March issue is yet another one where I can’t find even one pattern that makes me want to go through the trouble of tracing it, adding seam allowance and decipher the puzzling instructions.
Most of the patterns are very much deja vu for a long time subscriber like me. The pants with patch pockets are pretty much identical to a plus size pattern from last month.

I’ve already spent a lot of time putting together a youtube video where I bitch about this issue, so I’ll just leave the pictures speak for themselves.
Please let me know what you think in the comments below, or on Instagram. Do you agree? Am I wrong? Let’s talk about it!

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Keyka Lou patterns retiring


Hello, everyone!
Just a quick post to let you know that there are 16 patterns being retired at Keyka Lou, so you might want to snatch them while you can. They're also on sale at 3 $ each, so it's a great occasion!
My favorites are the Garden Party Wristlet and the Charm School Handbag. There's just a couple days left to buy them, so run!

I also want to wish a Happy New Year to all of you. I'll be working tomorrow night, but I hope you'll have fun and be safe!

The cutest thing I've ever sewn


... is, without a doubt, this little pouch right here. After completing it, I had a very narcissistic moment in which I could not stop looking at it, opening and closing the zipper or just holding it in my hands. It might sound crazy, but if you're crafty people then it must have happened to you as well. Sometimes you're just too proud of yourself, and there's nothing wrong about it, right?


Anyway, the pattern I used for this beauty is the Spring Forest Clutch by Napkitten and I strongly recommend it. Be aware that it's an intermediate/advanced level pattern. If you're a beginner, it might be quite frustrating. It took me a good three hours to complete my first pouch!


But as you can see, I loved the design enough to make more than one. The first one, my favorite (which features the same bias binding I used for my Darling Ranges Dress), is for sale in my shop; the second one is a custom order from my lovely cousin, who has a beautiful bathroom decorated in black and green, so she wanted a makeup pouch that went with the room.
Finally, the third one, a mix of edgy and romantic, is going to be a Christmas present for my boyfriend's mother. I hope she likes it!

La mia boutique 12/2011

I might have said some bad things about this magazine earlier. I think I'll have to take it all back.

I freaking want this (although not so short)!  Since I saw this, I've been looking for some mustard heavyweight fabric and found nothing. But I'm motivated.


No faux fur for me, thanks, but with a collar made from regular fabric this dress would be awesome.


Most slimming dress I've ever seen. It somehow reminds of that Stella McCartney's dress that has been talked about a lot, but still I'm amazed by how good it looks on the model.

The bow, the pockets, the princess seams... I love this dress!

You can see all the patterns of this issue here.

La mia boutique 10/2011

In my neverending quest for new patterns (should I call it addiction?) I stumbled upon the October issue of "La mia boutique", an Italian sewing magazine that I never buy because the patterns it contains are more often than not for an older targer or... plain strange.

Anyway, last week, while I was at the supermarket I flipped through it and then I immediately put it in my cart. I wanted to share with you the reasons why:

It's a super simple dress, but I think it has lots of potential. I really love the pleating under the bust.

A sheath dress with a fun detail! Those circles might end up being unflattering for my full hips, but I'm sure the silhouette would be so flattering for my body shape.

A cute jacket with a peter pan collar. I really like that the back looks kinda like a trench coat.

The shirt is one of the "strange" patterns I was talking about, but it attracts me for some reason.
The skirt has enough details to pick my interest and, since I have some problems fitting clothes for my large hips, I like elasticated waists more and more.

And, last but not least, the actual reason why I bought this magazine. I've already made two shirts from this pattern and I LOVE THEM. You'll see the first one of them in a couple days, so stay tuned!

p.s. You might have noticed that I made some changes to the blog... I hope you like them :)