• Dressmaking

    Oversized Sweatshirt – BurdaStyle Project

    Welcome to my first full piece for my BurdaStyle Teaching Certification, The Oversized Sweatshirt. Now I’m not a fan of this pattern at all. I guess that I’ll just wear it to the gym over my singlet when the weather warms up a bit more. As I’m not a fan I raided the sewing stash and decided to use three offcuts. One of the body, another for the sleaves and another for the triangles and pockets. The pattern and my modifications The pattern is BurdaStyle #111B 02/2017. It is a print out pattern. So I ended up spending at day printing and cutting out all 4 patterns that are required…

  • Dressmaking

    Pattern Prep: The BurdaStyle Way – BurdaStyle Teaching Certification Course

    So I enrolled in the BurdaStyle Teaching Certification Course by Meg Healey. It has been interesting so far. Learning the Burda way of doing things. Always a bit of a shock to my system for not doing things the way Mum did them. Also doing everything in inches because the course is American is a bit annoying too. I will survive though and probably learn a lot and get to pick and choose what I keep. This post is about the assignment 1 of the course related to Pattern Prep: The BurdaStyle Way. Preparing the pattern The course has gone through the 3 different ways to get a pattern from…