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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jazz Up July - Activewear Tops

I made these activewear vest top and crop top since the beginning of the month and wore them sometimes for exercise (yoga) at home. These garments are my entry for "Jazz Up July" #magamsewalong hosted by @suestoney,  @sewing_in_spain and @hportemanteu

For the fabrics, I used blue and black medium weight jersey knits from old and new stashes. The fabric suggestion from the pattern is four-way stretch fabric but I only have medium weight and I think it's fine.
And for the pattern, I used "Sew Your Own Activewear" book by Melissa Fehr. Both vest top and crop top are based on close-fitting top block pattern, I used size XS with size L for the waistline and M for the hips.
Firstly I made a basic tank top and then I worked on the vest top and crop top. All modifications are written with step by step and pictures. I love this book and planning to make more garments (jacket, leggings and tops).

Friday, July 26, 2019

Boxy T-shirt

Hi, I made a new boxy t-shirt based on Burdastyle pattern and I wore it last weekend. I love it, so cozy and perfect for hot weather. The fabric was a meter of remnant animal print that I found during our trip to Taipei last year.
The pattern suggested to use 1.35 meters of fabric but as I had 1 meter only, I made the sleeves shorter and also shorten the t-shirt length just below my waistline.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Burdastyle Culottes and T-shirts

Hello,
I sewed three garments for myself last month, two t-shirts and culottes for everyday wear. I was planning to sew more separate garments since last year but always distracted with pretty dresses, so I'm glad that I managed to sew these t-shirts and culottes.
I used Burdastyle patterns and stashed fabrics, sewing notion (zipper, thread, and interfacing) also from stash.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Men's Button-Down Shirts

Hello, I sewed two shirts for DH to wear at work and glad he loved them. The red shirt with tiny brown stripes was made last year and the white shirt with grey stripes was made a few weeks ago. Both fabrics were cotton shirting from the local shop and stayed a while in my stash.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Refashioned Blouse


Hello fellow sewists, I decided to refashion my two old garments ( Summer Dress and Long Sleeve Blouse) into a new summer top with ruffle sleeve. The fabric is cotton lawn, I bought it as a souvenir from Seoul- South Korea three years ago.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Burdastyle Voluminous Sleeve Blouse

Hello and happy weekend everyone, I finally finished this voluminous sleeve blouse and wore it on Friday. I love everything about this cozy blouse, especially the sleeves. They are fabulous and not too bubbly.
The original blouse has collar and necktie but I decided to omit them because I don't have enough fabric. In the end, I love the blouse without the collar and I think plain v-neck suits me better.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Long Vest - Refashioned From Oversize Coat.

Hello fellow sewists, showing you the refashioned garment for my entry to "Frumpy to Fabulous" February - #magamsewalong challenge. Saddly Sarah Liz is no longer hosting the challenge after some years supporting us to make something we really need. But glad that #magamsewalong will continue and we have three lovely ladies hosting the challenge (SueHelene and Suzy) 💗

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Farrow Rib Scarf - 2019 Make Nine

Hello, I finished my first project for 2019 Make Nine "Farrow Rib Scarf" faster than expected. Free pattern found on Ravelry. But before I write more about the scarf, I'd love to show you my official plans for Make Nine this year.
This challenge is very popular in Instagram hosted by Rochelle New and I decided to make basic wears and accessories to cover the hole in my winter wardrobe. Also, I want to use yarns and fabrics from my stash but in the end I have to buy the missing yarn for the sweater because I didn't have enough.
All my fabrics and yarns choices are posted here.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Draped Jersey Shirt

Hi fellow sewists, here is my first garment of 2019! A jersey shirt based on Burdastyle Draped Jersey Shirt 09/2018. This shirt is my entry to January's #magamsewalong with theme "Joy" and also I've chosen my theme of the year "stashbusting".
So, this month I chose a bright pink jersey fabric from stash and pink is a happy colour to me 😊

Sunday, January 13, 2019

2018 Make Nine Round Up

Happy New Year 2019 to all fellow sewists and followers.

I've been away for a while, busy with a lot of good things but still sewing and knitting. Hope all of you had a lovely time as much as I did.
And today, I decided to share my 2018 Make Nine round up. I didn't complete the nine garments that I was planning but glad I finished six garments and one in progress.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Boucle Jacket And High Neck Top

Hi fellow sewists, I mentioned in my Instagram post two weeks ago that I finished the boucle jacket but I postponed my blog post because I wanted to make a new high neck top to wear with it as the model wearing in the picture below. Both garments are my entry to #magamsewalong October and November "Seasonal Stashbuster" hosted by Sarah Liz.
The boucle and brown colour silk satin lining fabrics were inside stash for ages and I bought the grey knit jersey last year.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Burdastyle Wrap Shirt

I decided to make this wrap shirt last week for my entry to #burdachallenge2018 on Instagram and so surprised that I did this shirt in three days. I didn't make a muslin or wearable muslin, I was too brave but happy the final result wasn't so bad. It was a little bit loose at the shoulder and the wrap was too low for my liking but I can wear it. I will raise the wrap and make better fitting at the shoulder one day I make this shirt again.
Pattern: Wrap Shirt 07/2018 - 107 I used size 36 for the bust, 38 for the waist and hip. I did full arm adjustment and I'm happy with it.
Fabric: I used printed knit jersey, leftover from my previous dress that I made in July.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

September Garments

Hello fellow sewists, I made one wearable muslin and three dresses based on Burdastyle Bow Back Maxi dress 129 - 11/2013 size 36 last month. And I'm glad that I wore the three dresses during my trip to Bangkok in the beginning of this month. They were perfect to wear in hot weather because I used cotton fabrics and the style was little bit loose and cosy 💕

Friday, September 14, 2018

Simplicity 1314 Slim Pants And Kimono Top


Hello fellow sewists, I was checking my last post here in the blog and realised that I didn't make update for more than one and half months. I was busy with a lot of things but still making stuff/garments and most of them I published in my Instagram. As things are back to normal this month and kid is back to school, I have a little free time to write a post and reading your posts too 😍

My latest makes are kimono top and slim pants, both are my entry to #magamsewalong hosted by lovely Sarah Liz. This outfit is my August garment, I'm late but better late than never 😊

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sleeveless Dress - Simplicity 1314 C.

This dress is my entry to #magamsewalong challenge in Instagram this month hosted by Sarah Liz. I am not sure if I followed July's theme, but I made a dress that I need at the moment 😊 I'm glad that finished just before the end of the month and wore it yesterday on our visit to Tokyo Disneyland. Beside this dress, I also made two more dresses to wear during summer holiday and I'd love to share with you in later post.