Showing posts from August 30, 2020

All Dressed Up and No Place to Go - the Burda 06-2020 #101 Jumpsuit

When the June 2020 BurdaStyle magazine arrived I knew I wanted to sew the jumpsuit on the cover . And I don't even like jumpsuits. Then I picked fabrics that were not even suggested! I know, a sewing rebel, right? LOL. The jumpsuit is designed to be sewn in lightweight wovens, like a rayon challis. I loved the fabric of the sample shown on the magazine cover and really, really wanted to sew mine in something similar. Well, truth be told I wanted that exact fabric! When I realized I wouldn't be able to find something even close, I put the idea of sewing this jumpsuit out of mind. That is, until a sewing challenge on Instagram popped up. It was called a #sewingbowlchallenge. When you expressed interest in participating, the organizer pulled out components of the challenge from six little fishbowls (which is how the name came to be).  My challenge was to sew 1) from a magazine or book 2) a suit, 3) in a neutral, 4) using colorblock, 5) with my choice of fabric, 6) in three weeks. 

The NEW Itch to Stitch Antrim Dress - a Fit and Flare Knit Dress in Florals and Stripes

I like the easy comfort of a knit dress and this one has the added bonus of a flattering cross over bodice (no gaping!) and waist detail (that gives the illusion that I still have a waist!) This is a new release from Itch to Stitch and I must say this will likely become another favorite! The waist detail is slight ruched, the flared skirt is a flattering, and there are pockets!  The Antrim Dress was released on Sept. 1, 2020 and will be 20% off for one week (through Sept. 7, 2020. ) This striped version was the first one I sewed. It's a double brushed poly knit that I found at Walmart of all places. It was one of those pre-cut bundles they offer for sale. I purchased it to use when testing the fit of a knit garment.  After sewing the dress I realized I rather liked the final dress and added it to my closet.  This dress pattern, a PDF by the way, is available in sizes 00 to 40, with multi cup sizes.  Well you know how I love a well-drafted pattern than allows me to eliminate doing