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Gingham Shirt

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I  finished my gingham shirt for my entry to  #sewyourwardrobebasics October challenge with the theme "check" hosted by @seaofteal. For the fabric, I used cotton blend gingham fabric. The fabric was a souvenir from my trip to London in 2017, so I'm really happy that I finally used it. For the pattern, I used Fait Main May 2019-124. The original pattern was a dress pattern and I just cut the length and made the U-shape hemline. I did my first version of the pattern some month back (striped blue shirt), link here in case you are interested to see. The sewing process was easy because I don't need to trace a new pattern and the fabric was lovely to work with. I fused the fusible interfacing in the outer collar, cuffs and front plackets. Also, I tried my best to match the checked pattern and I was happy that the sides, sleeves and front matched nicely except for the shoulder 😊
The sleeve plackets finished with bias tape band that I made from the same fabric, I sewed the tape …

Burdastyle Blazer

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Hello,  I finally finished my new blazer after three weeks working on it. This blazer is my entry to #sewyourwardrobebasics September challenge hosted by Stefanie @seaofteal Sorry I'm late 😑  Pattern: I used Budastyle 107-10/2019 size 19 with adjustments.  Fabrics: cotton blend with a little stretch in dark blue and silk satin in brown for the lining. Both fabrics  and notions (threads, buttons and fusible interfacing) were from stash.
The original pattern has welt pocket with flap and short style blazer. As I wanted to save time, I changed into patch pocket and lengthened the hem 11 cm because I wanted a longer version. Also, as my fabric was cotton blend with a little stretch (pattern suggestion: knit fabric), I have to make adjustment on the pattern. I did full bicep adjustment on the upper sleeve pattern, I slashed the pattern in three and connected them again.
Also, I added 1.5 cm in the middle of the side piece. As shown below,  After I did the pattern adjustment, I made a muslin wi…

Green Floral Dress

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Hello, I made a simple dress to wear daily. I used floral green rayon fabric leftover from my previous dress.  The pattern was self-drafted based on my basic blocks. Dress details: a very loose dress, short sleeves, v-neckline with pleat, no zipper but I sewed back slit opening finished with button and I made a waist tie from the same fabric.
The process was fast, I did this dress in five hours. The neckline was finished with neck facing and top-stitched by hand.  I added pleat in the center front, folded the fabric and sewed it down until my waistline. I sewed belt loops and waist tie (belt) from the same fabric, I attached the belt loops 2 cm above my waistline. I sewed the sleeve hems and hemline with blind hem using the sewing machine. And the rest of the process was the same as the usual manner. So I don't need to explain more 😊





The tote bag was me-made too, I used leftover home decor fabric and scraps fabrics for the patchwork 😊
That's it for today, stay safe and well ❤ Happy s…

Black Button Down Shirt

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Hello friends, I mentioned in the previous post that I sewed a black shirt for my husband. The shirt was his birthday gift last month and glad that he loved it. I used the tnt pattern Burdastyle Vintage Modern Frank Button Down Shirt size 56 with modification and this black shirt is the sixth version. I added 1 cm in both sides and lengthen the sleeve 1.5 cm this time. For the fabric, I used black cotton shirting from the local shop and I was surprised that they have stock of plain colour instead of stripes. Well, I still have two more shirts (dark blue and light pink) to sew for him and I hope to cut the fabrics soon.
It is so difficult to see the detail on the black fabric, but anyway I took the picture to show you the whole look of the shirt. The good thing is that the black shirt is easy to wear with any colour of pants and it's truly wardrobe basic, I'm sure my husband will wear this at least in the next three of four years. Picture above was taken by our son before we went out…

Wrap Dress

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I wanted to sew this wrap style dress since the day I received the Burdastyle magazine from my cousin. So happy that I finally made it and wore it last week. For the fabric, I used printed knit cotton that I bought recently in the local shop. 
This dress is part of my #makenine2020, a yearly self-challenge in Instagram and glad I managed to make six garments, missing three more to sew before the end of the year (culottes, long jacket and denim jacket).

Pattern: Burdastyle Jersey Dress 05/2019 size 38. I loved the pattern because of the lovely shoulder ties and the wrap style. But I decided to raise the neckline 1.5 cm and shorten the length at the hemline 3 cm, finished with 2.5 cm hem allowance sewed with a twin needle. The armholes and neckline finished with bias tape binding from the same fabric.
The process started with cutting the fabric, you can see below that my fabric has a white border in between the print, I think this fabric designed for a tablecloth. I'm lucky that the patte…