Friday, December 3, 2010

Pre-Christmas Treat No. 1

I don't have much time to sew recently, so it looks like it takes me a ridiculously long time to finish the pink Burda jacket. I only get a couple of sewing hours a week, so that's why I'm progressing so slowly. But I am at the finish line and will have it done by the end of the week. That's the plan ;-).

I am looking forward to Christmas - I really need some time to relax and not go to work, because I feel somehow drained. I plan to sort out my sewing stuff, because I have nothing but sewing patterns organized and I need to impose some order to my sewing world. 

Speaking of sewing patterns... As if I already hadn't enough of them, I ordered some Vogue patterns  a couple of weeks ago and they have arrived. There are some with interesting details among them and also some classics.  The jacket pattern came into my house, because I read Erica B.'s blog where she was raving about the pattern's instructions and "luxurious couture construction details" of the pattern. Now, try to resist and not buy it :-D. 

In fact, this is not the only package, that came into my possesion in the last days. There have been some things related to sewing I've been eyeing for a couple of weeks now and I have eventually ordered them. 

I've heard a lot about the Patrones magazines, but have never had a single issue in my hands. I know that there are some possibilities to subscribe to these magazines, but the price is pretty high. Fortunately, I found these on eBay and ordered them for a "test ride" :-). At first sight, I really love the patterns - they are mostly very wearable, but still glamorous, cute and fashionable. 

Now, I don't know how I am going to cope with the fact, that I don't speak Spanish (yet :-)), but I am remaining optimistic. Sometimes even knowing the language doesn't help. When sewing with Burda Style magazines (the Czech issues), althoug my Czech is fluent, the instructions don't make me any wiser and it's as if they were not there at all...

There are more things to come, some DVD reviews among others, but more about that later.

A great weekend to everyone and happy sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Patrones Magazines are great! I have a huge collection. If you are prepared to spend some time typing the instruction in Google Translate- this really helps, obviously you have to use your seamstress wit too. But the patterns are quite good- just watch the sizing- they are very different from Burda