One Pattern, Seven Bloggers...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
About a week ago, myself and five other bloggers were contacted by Sam to participate in a sewing experiment she had cooked up - one pattern sewn by seven different sewers (and bloggers).

I was really excited about being asked to participate and I'm really excited to see what the other girls come up with. I love seeing how other people interpret patterns and make them their own, and might I add, it's good for getting ideas for the next time you decide to make the pattern!

Some pretty Autumnal inspiration for my dress courtesy of Google Images...

We've chosen this burda style pattern to work off as its a very basic pattern and one that really has almost endless variations. If you've ever used this pattern and have any tips please feel free to sing out, I'm sure we'll all appreciate it.

We also have a relatively tight turn around with just four weeks to complete the dress
and we will each be posting our progress every Wednesday, so make sure you pop by the other ladies to see how they are going!


So what are all the Autumnal pictures about? Well, this was also supposed to be a post about inspiration for the dress, but as I'm on a budget, my inspiration is coming from the depths of my fabric stash and the fact that it's certainly cooling down around here! I have several different fabrics in mind, I now just need to settle on one...

I also have several modifications I plan to make to the pattern, like little knife pleats in the skirt - I've had pleats on the brain lately.


Note: David dropped off my sewing machnine to the sewing machine repair man yesterday as it has started making funny noises (even after cleaning out the feed dog as instructed) and the button holes are messing up. Is it just me or would you agree that I seem to be having bad luck with my sewing machines...? This means I won't have it back for a week and won't be able to put up a post on wednesday with any actual 'sewing'. Boo.
9 comments on "One Pattern, Seven Bloggers..."
  1. Ohhh I saw this on Sam's blog and thought it was such a lovely idea! I had actually coincidentally downloaded the same pattern a few weeks ago, but gave up on it because the instructions were a bit vague for a beginner like me. Any tips or hints you have along the way would be much appreciated, as I adore the style of it!!! Best of luck xxx

  2. What a wonderful palette! And a stash busting exercise too? Really excited to see what you come up with! Sorry to hear about your machine, hopefully a trip to the stitching doctor will make it shiny and new x

  3. How exciting! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

  4. Beautiful colours, will you be going with the orange theme or just autumn as a season?

  5. It sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait to see what you've come up with. Fall is my favorite season, shame we don't have it here in the tropics!

  6. Oooh, I love your inspiration pictures...can't wait to see what you come up with!!

  7. Oh wow! That sounds like such fun! Can't wait to see the results ... I can't sew but will be visiting my mum soon who can. I am inspired to learn. Spotlight here come :)

  8. Woo! Can't wait to see what you ladies all come up with. I am particularly excited about knife pleats!

  9. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished results. There are already so many variations on Burda. Amazing how varied 1 pattern can be! I also love the autumnal colour scheme. I want some yarn in those lovely orangey shades.


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