burdastyle sewing vintage modern sneak peek

Saturday, December 1, 2012

I have a mini collection of sewing books that's slowly but surely expanding. Recently added to that collection is the BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern book! A majority of my sewing projects on this blog are from BurdaStyle, so I was stoked to get this book. To show you all how cool this book is, I'm givin' you a sneak peek. You can buy it starting December 11th. If you are looking for a great gift for a DIY-er for the holidays, this is a great fit!

First, BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern lays out all the tools you'll need. If you don't have any of these tools to begin with, they are a great investment to have if you plan on taking your sewing to the next level. It also includes all BurdaStyle size charts, and an empty chart for you to fill out with your own measurements.

This book is super rad because it shows you step by step (with images!!) how to make variations on the patterns that have been supplied to you! The dress below is a variation on the Elizabeth Gathered-Waist dress that I most recently sewed.

I'm a real big sucker for watercolor drawings, and the pages are filled with them. Each decade has a page telling you what designers to know, signature silhouettes, and style icons tailored to the specific era.

Also accompanying these watercolor drawings are images of people wearing the end products.

Overall, I really love this book. Because it shows you step by step how to make variations with each pattern,  you can apply these steps to other patterns that you have. For those like me who are still learning to sew, this is an extremely valuable technique to be learned. Nora, Jamie, and David, you did a fabulous job! I can't wait for this semester to end so that I can dive into these patterns!

1 comment

  1. looks like a great addition to my own collection too!



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