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A basic collection of (mostly) Burda patterns

A month ago I published a post about planning some production sewing and having cut 5 garments. I challenged myself to finish them in 2 weeks…. good plan, no surprise really that it didn’t work. But….I’ve finished all garments and there’s not one left as a ufo. Which is what has happened to me more than once when I’ve cut multiple garments.

So today is un update post on those 5 items and a little extra that I did prior to those. More record keeping than very interesting I guess, as these are more or less basic items.

1 pants / trousers

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The grey one was done earlier, the other two were in the set of 5. All linen, all from this Burda pattern from the March 2012 issue. This pattern has a nice fit for me, though I made the leg width significantly smaller.

For the white version this was my inspiration:

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I’m a little disappointed about the visibility of the pockets, as I lined this pair. I think/hope it will be a bit less visitble in real life, as I think photos accentuate more.

2 skirts. The one on the left has the pockets that I showed earlier. It’s a pattern from March 2010. The pattern has a zipper center front; I changed it to a zipper in the back and no seamline center front.

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3. Tops

The first one is Burda April 2010, I made it twice before and worn those two a lot. A nice basic with special sleeve detail. I made the collar less pointed.

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A shirt that I made soon after the Burda February was released (2018 issue), but never blogged about. The pattern comes with a detachable bow which I don’t like so didn’t bother about. I used variegated thread for topstitching, which is not visible in the photos, but a nice variation.

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Finally: a t-shirt for which I used a StyleArc pattern. Changed the neckline but otherwise this is just a t-shirt.

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With the blue/white jacket and the skirt I made last weekend this brings the total of the past 3 months on 10 garments. It’s been a long time I sewed so many garments in a relatively short time. My wardrobe has some good basics in it again.

Now it’s time for a bit of holiday sewing. We’ll be going to the south of France in a couple of weeks and I’d like to make one or two summer dresses and will try not put everything in one post again.

Comments

  1. I am seriously impressed and it's an inspiration! I have a suggestion about the pockets. I think that this is from an old Threads article, that you find some flesh toned fabric for the pocket facing.

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  2. Hard gewerktw zeg. Wit is lastig. Een rode bh onder een witte blouse is onzichtbaar zeggen ze. Misschien moeten je binnenzakken in een andere kleur?

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  3. Very, very impressive. I absolutely love your shirts! They're absolutely beautiful.

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  4. Well done! all look great.

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  5. So productive and so impressive! I second the flesh toned fabric for lining. If you are into underlining pants, again the flesh tone helps hide seam allowances, etc. Great fit, Sigrid.

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  6. I love the colors you chose for the skirts and the pants and shirts are so classy. You will get a lot of wear out of all the garments and i am sure they fit better than ready to wear.

    I can't wait to make some Burda pants because the European cut fits so much better than American pants. It is because the back is cut with a longer crotch that fits under the seat so you can sit down without the back waist pulling down and being so unattractive and uncomfortable.

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