Thursday, August 22, 2013

June #111B 2013 Burdastyle Shorts and February Burdastyle top


OK, I'm short and I thought I could make me some stylishly baggy shorts that I spied in the Burdastyle June issue.  They seriously need some long skinny legs, which I am not sporting. Anyway, I started at the hem and took one inch on either side and angled the straight ruler to the bottom of the hip area on the outside and the crotch on the inside of the leg. Ta da! they work for my body style.
Now, for the rest of the pics....Can you say Holy Crap, can you believe the fit with no alteration gymnastics!?
No wrinkles under the hiney or at the crotch!  I forgot how absolutely fabulous the pant fit on Burdastyle were.  This past Spring, I did 5 muslins on the Thurow pants because I love that pattern and wanted them to fit me better.







Here are the welt pockets that I did with the big doo-hickey below.  The top is the Dritz bound button holer that I bought for about $16.00 on Ebay and the other is a double welt pocket maker from Clotilde. They are super easy to use and make pretty good welts or bound buttonholes.  They work exactly the same way and they come with instructions.  Collette patterns has a tute on the bound button hole maker. Bound Button Hole Tutorial with Dritz Tool

No money in that pocket...


Anyways, thanks for reading!

Claire

PS:  Only if interested:  I have a pre-order for some new products this week.  I have my best prices on pre-orders BTW.  My favorite new product is a measuring wheel in inches that will fit on the Olfa 45mm rotary cutter.  Measuring your armholes and necklines are way easier with a wheel than a ruler.

More info at: SA Curve


22 comments:

  1. Too cute! When are you going to start producing the buttonhole and welt pocket makers???

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    1. Thanks! I should shouldn't I? Turf wars might get a little nasty though.

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  2. Wow! Your shorts look fantastic and I love the print too!

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  3. Your shorts look great! I tried to go to your SA Curve Web Site by clicking the link you posted, but the link does not work.

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  4. Claire, I found your Etsy Shop. I wanted to purchase your new measuring wheel. When I go to pay for it, I'm prompted to sign in with my Facebook Account. What's with that?

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    1. I just fixed my SA Curve link. When you click on the SA Curve link it should take you to my wordpress site which has the pre-order stuff. I have an inch measuring wheel coming out. If you are referring to the metric measuring wheel on the Etsy site I suppose the facebook thing has something to do with setting up an account. I bet you can set up an Etsy account without that. Here is my wordpress site: www.sacurveruler.wordpress.com
      If you would like, I can just send you an invoice through Paypal and you can skip the Etsy set up. My personal email is claire dot tharp at verizon dot net
      Sorry for all the hassle. I am trying to get a Go Daddy website up and running and it has been a trial today.

      Take care,
      Claire

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    2. I just looked at registering at Etsy and you can skip the facebook sign in and just fill out the form below that with your email.

      HTH

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  5. Those shorts are so cute!! Perfect for summers in Texas.

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    1. I know it has to be hot in Houston if it is burning up here in the Dallas area. Thanks Roz!

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  6. Lovely shorts - they fit so well! Need to check to see if I have that copy of Burda . . . . !

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    1. Thanks twotoast! You can download the last 2 years of the Burda magazine patterns on the Burdastyle.com site.

      Claire
      XOX

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  7. Claire, those shorts are very cute. I know what you mean about the Thurlow pants! I have tried without success to get a muslin of those to fit me. I was beginning to think what is wrong with me that I can't get them to fit, then I read this post and realize you had a hard time too. I have an old Burda pants pattern, maybe I should investigate that. I am taking a Craftsy class right now from Kathy Ruddy and she references your SA curve. I need to get one of those too! I have been following your blog for a little while now and remember one of your posts you talked about using a flexible ruler to get your crotch curve. How did that work out for you? I'm curious because I did that too and boy oh boy my curve looks like something found only on an alien. I was wondering how you implemented that curve on an actual pattern?

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    1. Hi Tina,
      Here is a you tube on the flexible ruler for a pants muslin.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv7F111VHUQ
      This is just part one, but part 2 shows up on the right side bar when you watch this one. I think I read somewhere that the best pants drafts are Burda/Burdastyle or Sandra Betzina. The Thurlows are made for a certain body type and I guess that is not me :(. I almost never wear dresses, so getting pants to fit has been so important to me. I wish you best of luck!

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  8. Thanks Claire. I have seen that youtube video. I am considering purchasing one of your SA curve rulers. Which one would you say you use most? Which one seems to be the most popular?

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  9. The most popular ruler is the 5/8ths Pattern Drafter. I sew a lot of knits, so I use the 3/8th rulers. The nice thing about the 5/8th pattern drafters is that you can use them for smaller seam allowances too. It is a little quicker if the ruler is the exact width but the other seam allowances are doable on the 5/8th size. If you want just one, buy it on Amazon because you can get free shipping. Sorry to get back with you so late. I got a bunch of new stuff today. I now have a metric ruler and 1/2 inch ruler. I probably won't have them up on Etsy until tomorrow sometime.

    Cheers!

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  10. Is the only difference between the sewing ruler and the pattern drafter ruler the straight edge on the pattern drafter ruler?

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  11. If you are talking about the $9.99 ruler on Amazon and the Pattern Drafter, then you are correct. It is not quite as convenient but it is a good ruler for curves.

    Claire

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    1. Ok, I think I want to purchase the 5/8th Pattern Drafter and the 5/8th mini ruler. I can't find the mini ruler on Amazon (which allows me to get free shipping if I spend $25.00) so I am assuming that means you don't sell the mini ruler on Amazon?

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    3. Thanks Claire. Just placed my order. Will it come by UPS or Post office?

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  12. These look fabulous! Great fit. I really should pull out my Burda magazines more.

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