Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Burdastyle Book!

Ehum, I'm a follower... I just had to join in the blogosphere chorus: I'm going to be in a book, whoopeee! It's quite exciting, and I'm quite nervous about pulling it all off (I will, but I want it to be perfect)

I will be making a version of a coat designed by Burdastyle, but it will be hard to tell it's based on the same coat pattern as the original, I'm changing it quite a lot. I also have to make instructions on how to make the changes. I'm possibly the most nervous about that, it's SO important that I make them easy enough to understand... but I think I'm mainly nervous as a way of building up energy to make it all fast enough (it must be done in three weeks, from recieveing the original pattern to shipping the finished piece off, and I will spend half of that time in France).

Anyway, it's very exciting, and it's also very excting to finally find out who some of the other participants are and what they are making. And apparently Burdastyle want more members to be a part of it so if you're not in it yet but would like to be, keep an eye on their blog.

And today I'm on the front page of Burdastyle! Or actually, not me (only a tiny picture of my torso), but my pattern in this, very nice version of my Cowl-dress that I uploaded the pattern for at Burdastyle.

I'm glad to see many members making it, and I'm usually very pleased with their versions. I actually often find them better than my own.

I'm also very glad to see the comments about the pattern, that they find it easy to make and figure flattering. Any pattern-makers wish come true!

Shiawase (happy heart)!

Sometimes I feel like I live a life of stepping on bananapeels that make me slip here and there, to good places. Such as joining a sewing-site and ending up as a part of their book! Then I remember that I do quite a load of hard work here and there. But still, I feel lucky!

15 comments:

  1. Yay Karin, congratulations for being a contributor and welcome to the club ;-). Can't wait to see what others will do with the original patterns. I'll make a blouse variation - it's far more easier than a coat, so I wish you good luck and happy sewing!

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  3. Congratulations - I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    (and oops, that's my deleted comment up there. I made a mistake, and now it looks odd to have a deleted comment! Haha! Sorry!)

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  4. Congratulations on being included,I can't wait to see how it goes. I've only recently found your blog through Burdastyle and I love reading it.

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  5. Congratulations on being in the book! That is so great! I can't wait to see your coat variation!

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  6. Congratulations - how exciting!

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  7. Congratulations! I love your creations, I can't wait to see what your coat looks like. I really loved your coat on BurdaStyle. I'm also going to be in the book, very excited. I'm making a bag so hopefully will be able to whip it up in no time. I've just made a coat and my machine nearly gave up on me.

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  8. Congratulations!! I agree with Sandra - love what you make, so am very excited to see your coat!

    BTW, your grandmother's dresses below are amazing. I especially love the first, blue dotted one. So lucky!

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  9. Congrats! You have great style so you'll do great.

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  10. Congrats! I'm in too! I got a dress :) I'm so excited to see all the beautiful pieces! It will be so inspiring! Good luck finishing on time. I'm sure you can do it :)

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  11. i can't believe i didn't know about your blog!

    i'm in too and so happy about it, though i'm tackling the blouse. the coat scared me!

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  12. I think the book will just have to be great: don't we, contributors make an all-star team ;) As far as I know, there will be 7 coats (and dresses, blouses, skirts and bags) in total: 2 pattern variations and 5 interpretations (of each item). So far, I have mostly found other coat-makers, but I see several others here.

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  13. Wow, thank you all so much for all congratulations!
    And congratulations to all the rest of you who are going to be in the book! I think it's going to be an unusually pleasent (I hope!) experience to read a book with so many participants that we all "know".
    And when I'm on the subject... patternmaking for it is on my to-do-list today!

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