Saturday, January 14, 2012

Burda Style Sewing Book - New Read

I just got the new Burda Style sewing book for Kindle and am so excited! It looks like it is packed with ideas for beginners and advanced sewers. It also has great examples of pattern modifications.

Have you bought this book? If so, what do you think?

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Copy Cat Show and Tell

Soooo, it has been a while since I posted the Michael Kors scarf that I wanted to copy, but I finally finished it and had time to complete a quick post. 

The copy cat  version is hot pink cotton knit with a metal jean zipper (I could not find one exactly like the one on, but I think it still works). 

Basic Instructions:  I cut a double layer of fabric 8 inches wide and approximately 32 inches long.  I then cut one of the rectangles in half to make two 8"X16" pieces.  I folded under about 1/2 inch on 1 - 8" side and pinned to one side of the zipper tape.  I did the same with the other 8"X16" piece (on the other side of the zipper tape).  After which I pinned the 8"X32" piece to the zippered piece pinning along the top and sides.  I then sewed the pinned areas.  I un-zipped the scarf, turned it inside out and pressed the seams.  Although I did not end up making an infinity scarf, you can see from the second picture that it can be styled to look similar to one.

Thanks for looking!