Thursday, March 26, 2020

Matching March Magamsewalong

March theme for #magamsewalong is Matching March and I decided to sew a denim dress matching with a denim bag. And in the end, I decided to sew a zippered pouch to go with the bag. 
To follow my yearly theme, I used fabric from stash and leftover cotton scrap from the previous garment. Also, I managed to reuse my husband's shirt that he doesn't use for the pouch lining. 
So happy that I don't need to go out to the fabric shop in the middle of this difficult time.
Well, we don't have any social activities since the beginning of February and hope this pandemic will pass soon.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Striped Shirt

I was planning to make this shirt since the day I bought the fabric last year and I'm glad that I finally made it. This shirt is my entry to Sew Your Wardrobe Basics, a challenge that I participated in Instagram hosted by Stefanie @seaofteal 
The February theme was "stripes" and it was a great opportunity to use my stripes fabric and sew the shirt that I planned for so long.

I posted the original plan on my Instagram but I changed my mind and skip the embroidery as I don't have enough time at the moment. Maybe, I'll be doing the embroidery later.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Hand-knitted Eyelet Sweater

I started this sweater in May last year, it was very slow progress with a lot of errors. I unraveled the sweater three times but in the end, I'm happy with the final result. I posted the journey of making it on my Instagram , so I'm not going to show the photos again in the blog.

The original plan was to knit a simple eyelet sweater, square bodice and drop shoulder but in the end, I changed my mind and knit a seamless bottom-up sweater with decorative eyelets.
For the yarn I used Linie 152, Paloma, in orchid color and pattern was my own. I used 2.5 mm and 3 mm circular needles.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Ottobre Denim Pants

I finished the denim pants just before the end of the month, so glad!
I was planning to make these pants to wear with my Vivian Top. Both pants and top are using Ottobre patterns, I like the fit and the sizing suits my figure. Well, I can say that I love Ottobre pattern as much as I love Burdastyle 😍
The outfit is my entry to three challenges on Instagram:
#magamsewalong hosted by Sue of Fadanista ,  Helene and Suzy

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

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) 💗