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Making the Burning Burta Maxi dress

This is how I make my favourite dress, the Burning Burta maxi dress. I looooove this dress, each piece is made to order and measure made, so there is always a new challenge for every dress I make. The cutting out takes a long time on my knees!! (my cutting table is not big enough), but the dress is quick to put together, using French Seams and Haute Couture hemming, see the sewing tutorials above. This particular dress is for a raori girl in Australia. I cut the lining and the main fabric at the same time as the pattern pieces are the same size, saving me also a lot of time. I always add the seam allowing onto my pattern pieces, it’s so much easier to add patterns notches as well (markings to match up when you sew). I never use pins for straight lines, I just make sure the markings add up. Oh, normally I iron the fabric before I start as well 😉
If you want to check out this dress in my shop, click here.

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End of a great summer

This has truly been the BEST summer! July really sucked weather wise, but all good anyway; as Max spent time catching up with his work, I found myself full of energy and creativity, so me and the kiddies have been playing with collected things, creating lots of stuff (an airport and a kid-size castle, pine cone sculptures etc), destructing t-shirts, printing, sewing … And especially playing around with photos. I also had time to do a great Stockholm trip with my friend Eva (the line of fuck-dolls are from The Modern Museum in Stockholm, surprisingly, it was my first time there, amazing place if you ever have a chance to visit.)