Saturday, 29 November 2014

Burda Vintage Autumn/Winter 2014


When I went to the local newspaper shop to pick up my copy of the latest Burdastyle issue, I saw that they had a special, Burda Vintage, with 12 patterns based on original Burda 50s patterns. I decided to buy it as I am a huge fan of 50s fashion, and I'm really happy that I did!

Although I sometimes liked the original better than the interpretation, there are enough patterns I love to make this buy worth it. Another lovely feature is the stories about the garments along with a beautiful vintage drawing of the original pattern that are shared and pictures of 50s style muses such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. They also provide styling tips for the garments.

I thought I'd share some of the garments that I really like.

This coat is super chic, especially in white.

How I love this romper with the overskirt, I already know which fabric I want to use for the romper, and the skirt is one of my favourite styles.

 This jacket is inspired by a classic Cristóbal Balenciaga silhouette.

A jumper that closes at the back, with a belt to accentuate the waist.

And the last one I wanted to share, a special occasion dress with bows. I think it's a stunning dress, although I'm not really sure about the fabric choice.

All images were found on

What do you think? Would you make any of the patterns in this issue?

Thursday, 27 November 2014

PNP: Mustang card

Hi there!

Today I want to share the card I made for my dad's birthday. The Mustang has always been his favourite car and a few weeks ago, we went to see the exhibition of 50 years of Mustang. So what better than a Mustang card for his birthday?

Pumps and Needles mustang birthday card
I used this art piece by TomSimo to trace with the Silhouette Studio software and make this card, for personal use only of course.

I also did a little sewing lately, so hopefully I can take some pictures soon to share with you!

- Birgit

Monday, 10 November 2014

A Pintastic Week - 10.11.2014

Hi guys!

I just missed the deadline for posting this, but I did have some pins I loved last week that I want to share with you, so let's have a look!

1. I love the fabric that Sally picked for her Bronte top on The Quirky Peach.

The Quirky Peach Bronte Top

2. I'm into desk accessories lately and I think these DIY leather file folders on Homey Oh My! are fabulous.

Homey Oh My! DIY leather file folders

3. Same goes for these DIY wooden en leather boxes on the Ohoh Blog.

Ohoh Blog DIY wooden and leather boxes

4. Tasia made a lovely 90's style rayon rae skirt, and now I know what I want to make with the fabric I thrifted the other day.

Sewaholic 90's style rayon rae skirt

5. This Kladdkaka or Swedish chocolate cake on Call Me Cupcake looks divine!

Call Me Cupcake Kladdkaka swedish chocolate cake

6. A post from a while back, but it's getting cold out here, so this DIY detachable fur collar from A Beautiful Mess might come in handy.

A Beautiful Mess DIY detachable fur collar

Have a great week!
- Birgit


Sunday, 2 November 2014

A Pintastic Week - 2.11.2014

Hi guys!

I spotted a lot of great things on the web again this week, especially a lot of great apparel, so I decided to stick within that theme for this post.

1. I love the colours and shape of these Stella McCartney clutches.

Stella McCartney clutch

2. A strong look from Galia Lahav's Moonstruck collection.

Galia Lahav Moonstruck Collection dress

3. Closet Case Files released a skinny jeans pattern, Ginger, and it looks amazing! It went straight on my pattern-wishlist!

Closet Case Files Ginger skinny jeans pattern

4. Christy from Fickle Sense made a beautiful bustier dress, and was so kind to make a tutorial as well!

Fickle Sense bustier dress

5. I think this sweater from Brunello Cucinelli has some DIY-potential.

Brunello Cucinelli embellished sweater

 Have a great week!
- Birgit