Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Burdastyle Sheer Blouse in progress and GIVEAWAY

I am in the process of making this blouse for my DD.  She has put it at the top of my queue.  The fabric that was chosen is not as sheer as the one in the pick and she has promised to wear a cami underneath.  Hopefully, she will remember her promise. I know...I am an old fuddy duddy :)
Anyway, I was going to write a blog post about removing some back ease from the back pleat and I decided that it might be better videoed. Now, beware, I am trying to hold my phone and video my other hand rolling the measuring wheel.  BTW, I am in love with that thing.  In the past, I just prayed to the sewing gods that everything would be correct, like sleeve ease and other adjustments, because it was always so laborious and not so accurate to hold a measuring tape on it's side.  I found  a metric sewing wheel from Japan on Fehr trade's and Sew Incidentally's blog and thought that I must have one in inches. Any comment below will put you in the giveaway for one of these measuring wheel gizmos.  I'll just do a random generator on Sunday evening October 6th...My Dad's birthday.

Hugs and smooches!



  1. Nice video, Claire! Thanks for sharing..

    What a cool giveaway!

  2. Replies
    1. Hey you won SunnySewing! Email me your address and I'll get it right out to you.

  3. That's a cool gizmo. It looks like something my friend used in a physical geography class to help her students calculate the % grade of roads and slopes.

  4. Bought the Japanese version but would love the one in inches.

  5. Yes, wonderful tutorial! I haven't had a chance to use my wheel yet but it does reside in a special place! Good for you for at least trying to be a fuddy duddy where your DD's dress is concerned!

  6. Claire, that was a great tutorial as it showed clearly how to roll the wheel along the line while keeping track of the rotations. I was wondering, just a bit, if this is how to use this wheel based on the directions on your website. Now I know for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to be in this drawing for one of the wheels as I was wanting to purchase one, but haven't yet since I just purchased some of your rulers. Thanks again. Have a great day.

  7. Claire, all your tools are extremely helpful. nancy2001 on

  8. Love your tools, and would love to win the measuring wheel! Can't seem to enter with anything other than "Anonymous", so I'm signing this as Barbara3 on

  9. HI, I am a frequent reader but not a frequent commenter. I love your blog. And I'd love to win the measuring wheel. Thanks for this give-away.