Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Gatsby Girl is almost done! I will finish knitting it tonight! I am SOOO GLAD! I have loved knitting this pattern, but 1x1 rib on size 3 needles can only be interesting for so long, haha. Anyway, yeah, just wanted to say that!

I'm also working on getting my fabric scraps organized into a book. I'm trying to separate them two different ways - based on fiber content and on weave (for the ones I have big enough scraps to cut, or two of the same), and adding information in there when I get it. I think it's going to be such a great and handy tool when "finished" (of course, I am sure I will be adding to it whenever I get a fabric I've never used before). If you have a million random scraps you don't know what to do with, you can send them my way. My goal is to learn and have access to as many different fabrics and weaves as I can, because I am such a hands on learner. I can read all about a fabric, but until I actually have it in my hands, I really can't judge it or picture how it will look and feel. Since I don't have a fabric store to go "experiment" in, I thought of this, and several nice ladies from PR sent me scraps.

I'm thinking of doing this for yarn as well. I have scraps of most of the yarns I've used so far left; only a few projects I think I used every yard on.

Also, does anyone know of a pattern that looks like this?

I know it's from Burda Easy Fashion, and I think from the Feb 07 issue, but I cannot find it anywhere to purchase! I thought there might be a single pattern out there somewhere that is very similar. So please let me know if you've seen anything. Or, if you know where I can purchase this mag (I looked at GLP's website but couldn't find back issues), or if you have it and want to get rid of it, or even if you don't want to get rid of the whole magazine, but know you are never going to make this dress and would be willing to sell me just this pattern, please leave a comment! I would really appreciate it! I just LOVE this dress!

Edited to add: FINISHED! The knitting, at least, on Gatsby Girl is DONE! YAY!! She is blocking now, and I am so excited. I hope to have it seamed this weekend.


Karin said...

That is so cute!!

You post the best clothes-sewing inspiration!

Laura said...

For some reason I was thinking that was from Burda WOF, but I can't find the picture on their site right now.

GLP sometimes does have back issues - you can email them and they'll let you know if they have the one you want.

Marji said...

Burda WOF Feb 07 Trench pattern

I've found Burda releases the patterns that have been successful in their WOF mag as single patterns sometimes, later in the year. Meanwhile, for this pattern you could watch the Classifieds at PR or put out a plea in the wanted classifieds, and check Ebay - I've picked up some old issues of BWOF there.

Marji said...

oh, I've got 3 ziplock bags here full of scraps for you - I just need to sit down and write out the info on them before sending them - maybe the week after Easter - I'm absolutely swamped right now.
Also, you asked about the fabric in one of my posts - the source for each fabric and when I purchased it is listed in the very first post of My SWAP blog just scroll down for the info. If any are still avail - and it's a long shot, then the source will be listed there.

Marji said...

sorry for the multiple comments here, but I checked my links and can't edit - try Fiberartsafloat-SWAP, November

Olgajazzy said...

Crystal, yesterday I was in Borders store and they have Burda there, in English and it was in section where foreign fashion magazines are =)
I actually love that dress myself, I have an overall exactly same on top, just it's an overall, not a dress.

Olgajazzy said...

oh, I forgot to add it's a may 2007 issue.