Made By a Fabricista: Burda 6599 & Simplicity 8513

Did you miss my latest make for Fabric Mart’s Fabricista Blog? If so, go check it out (here) for my full post. Scroll down to see my quick review and to see the two ways I styled these overalls.

* a quick random question…how do you abbreviate Burda (ie S8513 or M6886)? I use ‘Bu’

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Pattern: Burda 6599

Pattern Description: Bibbed pants have always been wonderfully comfy and are making a comeback this season. Sew this classic style in canvas, denim, or print twill, short or long!

Sizing: 6-18, I sewed an 18

Difficulty: 3/intermediate mostly due to the poor instructions (incl. lack of illustrations)

Fabric Used: Green Stretch 19 wale Corduroy from Fabric Mart

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? No, Burda instructions are definitely lacking. If you have sewn pants you won’t need them anyway, but if you haven’t or (just prefer step by step instructions w/illustrations) you are out of luck. If I can find the right fabric, I could be convinced to record a sewalong. Let me know in the comments, if you’d be interested.

Likes: button sides, back bib, tapered leg, shorts option.

Dislikes: front pocket shape

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I drafted my own front pocket and tapered the leg just below the crotch to the ankle, remove 2″ from the hem.

Would I sew it again? Maybe, if there is interest for a sewalong or if I decided to make the shorts view. I still have the Jenny overalls to try.

Would I recommend it to others? Yes, if you like the style and don’t need clear instructions.


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Pattern:  Simplicity 8513

Pattern Description: The bodysuit is the perfect piece to add to any wardrobe! Make these trendy knit bodysuits for Misses in five styles loaded with options! Bodysuits can be made with a mock neck, crew neckline, or a deep V-neck. Mock neck bodysuit has the option of being long sleeve or short sleeve with cold shoulders. Crew neckline bodysuit can be made with long bell sleeves. Deep V-neck bodysuit can be made with a wrap front or with a lace-up front.

Sizing: XS-XL I sewed an XL  (should’ve sewn a L)

Difficulty: 2/easy Only tricky thing could be the snaps.

Fabric Used: Floral double brushed jersey from Fabric Mart *sold out similar here

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very

Likes: Quick sew, multiple views

Dislikes: None

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None

Would I sew it again? Yes, I love bodysuits. I want more of this view and a wrap as well

Would I recommend it to others? Yes


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