Plugging away at the red Burda dress

Well, today I was able to do the muslin fitting for the red Burda dress (11-2010-119). Tomorrow I shall cut the red wool crepe and lining, and start stitching.  It was one of those really nice fittings where there’s not a lot of re-drafting to be done, only a few minor take-ins or other adjustments.  Yay!  Here’s a pic of the fabric I picked up in my Fashion District meanderings yesterday.


It’s so interesting a crepe with the variegated texture.  It’s lightweight and will drape and sew up beautifully.

And, out of character for me for the longest while (I’ve been very very good for the last few years.  I used to go on shopping binges and add 27 yards of whatever at a time to my stash.  I still have all that fabric, although I’m slowly starting to sew it up and I’ve not been going overboard like a fabric junkie), I added impulsively to my stash with some very interesting wools.  I guess I jumped at them just because they’re so unusual.  Check it out…


This is a reddish-chocolate brown wool jacquard challis, if that makes any sense.  It’s lightweight and has loose threads in a muted turquoise in a scallop pattern running lengthwise on either side of the green-turquoise jacquard you can see above.  I have absolutely no idea what this will end up as – it was just such a stunningly interesting fabric that I couldn’t pass it up.  And I whined about the price, so they cut $20/m off it.  I couldn’t refuse!  And then I thought I this wool boucle would look nice in a Chanel style jacket….


I think the current picture on Vogue Patterns website got stuck in my mind, because I really liked it.  I don’t have enough of this boucle to do the vintage design that Vogue used, but there’s enough to do up a jacket.  Love it.

Sigh.  I must say I had no intention of adding to my stash, but when I stumble upon something unique, I really enjoy the shopping part…… he he he…. Winking smile

5 thoughts on “Plugging away at the red Burda dress

  1. Melodia, I was so jazzed by your blog and seeing your muslin sample yesterday I bought a pattern today and will attempt over the Christmas holidays to make up a muslin shaper.

  2. That red crepe is divine! Can’t wait to see your finished product. 🙂 Love the boucle – I totally agree that it would be a great Chanel style jacket!

  3. I don’t blame you for adding a bit more to your stash. The last two are amazing. I never regret quality pieces in my stash, just the junk I buy because it is such a “good deal.” I’ll never make enough muslins to use it all up!


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