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Monday, January 20, 2020

Ottobre Vivian Top

Hello, I made a new top based on Ottobre sewing pattern magazine and this is the first garment of 2020. I chose this pattern because it looked easy to sew and I will wear this top more in my daily life.
For the fabric, I used knit cotton in red that I bought at the end of December and I still have leftover to make another garment.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2019 Make Nine Round-Up

Happy New Year everyone.
I decided to write a blog post after a long silence, last year wasn't a good year for me for blogging. I was too busy with other things in life, lost my mojo on writing but I managed to sew some garments.
Hope this year will be better and my mojo will be back and I can manage a good balance between sewing and blogging.
I'd love to focus on sewing basic wears and replacing the old garments that don't fit me. Also, I'd love to knit some tops and sew some undies and active wears. I have too many plans on my head and I think I should write them down and will let you know later.
For today, I'm sharing three last garments that I sewed and knitted for 2019 Make Nine challenge that I participated on Instagram.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Pink Tana Lawn Dress

I made this dress in May but I didn't like the look of the final dress on me. The dress based on Burdastyle plumetis dress 04/2019-120 and fabric was Liberty cotton tana lawn in crushed pink, I bought this during our trip to London.
Firstly, I omitted the stand collar and made a v-neck by folded the neckline to the outer side and hand sewed both lines. The dress has ruffles sleeve and hem, I decided to shorten the length of the ruffle hem until my knee.
But I wasn't happy with the look of the ruffle sleeves on me and as I don't have too much time to sew I just put this dress back inside my closet. And only in October I pick it out and removed the ruffle sleeves, sewed and wore it. Well, as you saw in the picture above, the dress looks much better without ruffle sleeves.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

August - October Garments 2019

Hello, I'm back after a long break from blogging and I'd love to share the garments I sewed for three months (August - October). I managed to sew eleven garments for everyday wear, I used stash fabrics and leftover scraps and also, some of these garments were my entry to #magamsewalong and #2019makenine challenges in Instagram.

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.