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Retro-style neoprene bikini (Evie La Luve's Mimi bikini pattern and kit)

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EN Summary: Up for reviewing today is Evie La Luve's latest pattern release, the Mimi bikini; I've made it using one of Evie La Luve's kits (pattern and kit both purchased from her Etsy shop). Keep reading the complete sewing review. --- PT Sumário: Hoje tenho para vos mostrar o bikini Mimi, o último lançamento da Evie La Luve; usei um kit também comprado na loja Etsy Evie La Luve para o fazer. Continuem a ler o artigo completo para saberem todos os detalhes.

Burda Vintage (the 50’s): did you get yours already? – Burda Vintage (Anos 50): Já têm a vossa?

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The Portuguese edition is out today! There are eleven vintage style multi-size patterns featured in this magazine (see the full preview here) and my favorites are the following:
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A edição portuguesa está hoje nas bancas! Nesta revista encontram onze moldes estilo vintage (cada molde é fornecido em vários tamanhos, ao estilo da revista BurdaStyle); podem ver a coleção completa clicando aqui. Os meus favoritos são os seguintes:


Note: this is not a sponsored post; all images are courtesy of burdastyle.pt.
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Nota: Este artigo não foi patrocinado; todas as imagens são de burdastyle.pt

2014#26 – Faux leather vest (BurdaStyle 10/2010_mod129), V2.0 – Colete de imitação de pele com pelo, V2.0

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Pattern: BurdaStyle 10/2010_mod129, cut size 38 (note: I've already sewn this pattern before in 2010, click here for V1.0)
Description: Shearling leather vest has raw edges, cascade collar and overlapped seams. The vest is tied to the waist.
Material: This time I used dark brown faux leather with fur on the wrong side, a much thicker material to sew with; I used a leather needle (#100), regular thread on the bobbin and buttonhole twist thread on the needle. The stitch length used was 4mm. My sewing machine behaved surprisingly well and I will probably sew with this faux leather again, if I can still find it on sale.
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Molde: BurdaStyle Portuguesa nº5/2010 (Outubro 2010), modelo 129 (nota: já tinha feito este modelo em 2010, podem ver a versão 1.0 clicando aqui). Cortei o tamanho 38.
Descrição: Colete em carneira com orlas a fio, gola cascata e costuras sobrepostas. Tem tiras para atar à cintura.
Material: Desta vez usei imitação de carneira castanha-escura (com pelo no avesso), um ma…

Me wearing V8946 today - Hoje, a usar o vestido Vogue 8946

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More photos on my wardrobe blog (click here)
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Mais fotos no meu blogue de estilo pessoal (clicar aqui)

2014#25 – Close-fitting dress with front pleats detail (V8946) – Vestido justo com detalhe pregueado na frente

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Pattern:Vogue 8946
Description: (from voguepatterns.mccall.com) Close-fitting, partially lined dress has front seam/dart detail, pleats, narrow hem and back-zipper; view C has back slit. I’ve made view B (size 12) with a few modifications. 
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Molde:Vogue 8946
Descrição: Vestido justo parcialmente forrado tem na frente costuras/pinças com pregas, bainha estreita e fecho atrás; a opção C tem uma racha atrás. Fiz a opção B (tamanho 12) com algumas modificações.
Fabric: blue neoprene-like fabric with satin finish (this knit fabric has some body, yet it also has a fair amount of stretch). 
Alterations: Given the fabric thickness and stretch ability, I didn't need to add the back zipper; I also didn't need to add the partial lining to the front; these factors made the construction pretty straight forward and quick. In spite of my body measurements indicating a size 16, due to my previous experience with these patterns and knowing that I have a long torso and broad chest (also taking i…

2014#24 – Green flower print sheer blouse – Blusa verde estampada com flores

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Description: Blouse with straight faced neckline, wide sleeves and dropped shoulders. The original neckline has some sort of edge piping which I omitted. I also narrowed the neckline facings. I wanted something easy and straight forward to use this leftover fabric for, which I bought because I was quite fond of the print and color.
Pattern: Patrones Magazine nº238, model 27; though my size on this magazine corresponds to a 42, only sizes 40, 44 and 48 were featured. I could have traced the in between size (click here for a tutorial on how to trace in between sizes), but figured it wouldn't be necessary for this loose-fitting design, so I traced the 44 directly out of the pattern sheet.
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Descrição: Blusa com decote reto com vista, mangas largas e ombros caídos. O original tem uma espécie de vivo no decote, que resolvi omitir, mantendo apenas as vistas, que estreitei tanto quanto possível. É um top básico e fácil, ideal para usar o retalho de tecido sobrante que comprei por gostar …

2014#23 – The flared green shorts – Calções evasé verdes

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Description: flared shorts with hip level seam, slant side pockets and side invisible zipper. 
Pattern: BurdaStyle July 2014 model 112 (traced size 38) 
Fabric used: Green synthetic crepe (unknown composition but I suspect polyester microfiber) 
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Descrição: Calções evasé com costura ao nível da anca, bolsos de encaixe na diagonal e fecho invisível na costura lateral. 
Molde: BurdaStyle Julho 2014, modelo 112 (tracei o tamanho 38) Tecido: Crepe verde de composição desconhecida (suspeito que seja microfibra de poliéster)
Project notes: I started this project about three weeks ago but I've put it on hold until last weekend due to some neck pain that I've been feeling. The fabric was cut; all I needed to do was applying the interfacing, do some thread tracing and stitch all the pieces together. The shorts came along very nicely, but, of course, there are a few details I’d like to point out. 
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Notas do projeto: Comecei os calções há 3 semanas mas interrompi porque comecei a sentir…

2014#22 – The beige pencil skirt – A saia travada bege

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(Pictures of me wearing the skirt are published on my wardrobe blog (click here))  Description: Three-panel front pencil skirt with high-waist, belt-carriers, self-fabric belt and in-seam vertical welt pockets, has topstitching along the waistline and hem and invisible zipper on the back seam.  Pattern used: BurdaStyle 04/2014, model 114; I cut size 38. The fabric used is cotton pique.  ---  (Fotos minhas a usar a saia foram publicadas no meu blogue de estilo pessoal (clicar aqui))  Descrição: Saia travada com três painéis frontais, cintura alta, passadeiras para cinto, cinto feito do mesmo tecido e bolsos avivados metidos nas costuras verticais da frente. Tem também a bainha e a cintura pespontadas e um fecho invisível na costura de trás. Molde usado: BurdaStyle 04/2014, modelo 114: cortei o tamanho 38. O tecido é piqué de algodão.
Alterations: The main alteration was not making real pockets; I figured that when wearing the skirt, especially when sitting down, the pockets would open up in…

2014#21 – Striped hooded jacket - Jaqueta às riscas com capucho

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ETA: click here for photos of me wearing the jacket

DESCRIPTION: The original pattern is for a straight unlined jacket with built-in hood and a single snap closure at waist level; there are no pockets or belt. I've added a full lining, a belt, two patch pockets and four buttons along the front edge, instead of the single snap.  PATTERN: Burda World of Fashion 2007 model 126 (traced size 38); my magazine is in French because in 2007 Burda wasn't publishing the Portuguese edition just yet. Below you can see a snapshot of the pattern and how the body and hood are cut as a single piece.  ---
Nota: cliquem aqui para verem fotos minha sa usar a jaqueta!

DESCRIÇÃO: O molde original é de uma jaqueta sem forro com capucho e com apenas uma mola de pressão ao nível da cintura; não tem bolsos nem cinto. Acrescentei um forro completo, cinto, dois bolsos-chapa e em vez da mola, quatro botões ao longo da frente. MOLDE: Burda Tendences Mode, modelo 126 (cortei o 38); a revista é a edição frances…