Saturday, June 30, 2018

Raglan Cap Sleeve Dress - Burdastyle 08/2014

I was searching for the right pattern for my Liberty cotton tana lawn that I bought in London last year and happy I found Burdastyle raglan sleeve chiffon dress 08/2014. I think that my lightweight fabric is close enough to the original fabric suggestion.
The original dress pattern has gathered cap sleeve, scoop neckline, pin-tucked front, hidden pockets and mini length. But in mine, I did the pin-tuck at the back too, omitted the hidden pockets because they look bulky on my final dress and I lengthen the dress to knee length. 
Also, I omitted the body lining as the original pattern because my fabric wasn't transparent.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

May Flower Kimono Dresses And MMMay'18 Round Up

Hello friends, I made two cotton dresses recently based on Japanese sewing book that DH brought to me from Japan. The book name is Simple Adult Clothes (translated from Japanese) and I used pattern number 2, a simple v-neck kimono tunic that I lengthen the pattern into a dress. 
As I am not sure about the sizing, I decided to make the first dress as wearable muslin in white and purple floral print in size M. I found out that the dress was too roomy for my liking, so I have to reduce 6 cm in both sides from under arm down to the hem.
For the v-neckline, I was following the original pattern instruction to use binding from the same fabric but it doesn't work for me. So, I changed to knit ribbing binding in white, sew it around the v-neckline and top stitched with twin needle.
For the seam allowance, I used 1.5 cm in all edges and 3 cm for sleeve and hem allowances.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Colour Block Marua Tunic Dress

This dress is my second version of S1033 Marua Tunic - My Image pattern #15 with modification. As I mentioned in my first version, the original pattern was asymmetrical hemline tunic which I changed to normal hem and lengthen a little until my knee, also lower the neckline 1.5 cm and made full arm adjustment. And in this second version, I shorten the sleeve length until just the top of my elbow. Also, add the colour block in black knit cotton because I only have one yard of printed knit. Glad that I have black knit scrap in stash that is matching well with the print, otherwise I will go to fabric shop to buy the new piece.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Bomber Jacket

I made a bomber jacket last month and this is my second version from Burdastyle Double Button Bomber Jacket 04/2017 size 36. I used knit fabric in Dahlia print and lightweight knit in brown colour for the lining. The original pattern doesn't include the lining but I decided to go with it for more professional look.
This lightweight bomber jacket is my entry for sewing challenges in Instagram: " Alternative April" #magamsewalong hosted by Sarah Liz Sew Style#burdachallenge2018 for April hosted by saturdaynightstitch and #2018makenine second garment hosted by homerowfiberco.

When Sarah Liz published the April's theme, I immediately thought of bomber jacket. I am not a fan of this type of jacket before but I changed my mind as I saw so many people wearing it. And after I made my first jacket last month, I want to make more because it feels so comfy, is stylish and on trend 😊

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Hand Knitted Cardigan

I am participating some challenges in Instagram this year, one of them is #2018makenine hosted by Rochelle New and glad I finished my first garment that I worked since January. For the pattern, I decided to chose free pattern - Estuary v-neck cardigan size 36 that I found in Ravelry. The cardigan has a simple stockinette stitch for the bodice and sleeve, 2x2 rib for the sleeve and hem bands and 1x1 rib for front/neckline band.
I skip the colour block style and use one colour only because I have enough amount of yarns in my stash and as promised I wouldn't buy new yarns this year except when I am on travel 😁

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

March 2018 Garments

This dress was made last month for my entry to "Mad March - make a dress" #magamsewalong hosted by Sarah Liz Sew Style. After thinking and selecting the fabric and pattern, I decided to try Diana dress S1034 from my image pattern. Diana dress has nice pleats at the front neckline, long sleeves and simple shape of shift dress but sadly I didn't like the final pleats on me after I tried the muslin (I posted the picture on My Instagram).
And instead of making one more muslin and solve the pleat issues, I changed the pattern. I chose another pattern from My Image, Marua Tunic dress S1033 size 36. The original pattern of Marua has asymmetrical hemline and finished the neckline with facing but I modified it to my liking, regular hemline and finished neckline with a band.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Feature February Outfits

I made three selfish garments last months and all of them are my entry for #magamsewalong hosted by lovely Sarah Liz Sew Style The two garments (colour block turtleneck t-shirt and jeans pants) finished on time but the pink t-shirt in the picture above finished two days ago. Luckily that the weather is getting cold again, so I can wear them. I wore the pink t-shirt with jeans pants yesterday and wearing the colour block turtleneck today.
Also, the scarf was made by me and I think it goes really nice with the pink t-shirt. I was lucky to have enough amount of scrap plum colour knit in my stash.

Before I write more, I'd love to let you know that these will be the last winter garments that I sew this winter. I will start making spring/summer garments after this, especially to wear on my next trip.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Boy's Raglan Sleeve Tops

Hello fellow sewists,
Today I want to show you the finished three tops that I made especially for dear son. The reason why I decided to make them instead of buying in the shop was because I want to use my stash fabrics, scraps and garments to refashion. Besides, I want to follow my 2018 sewing plans to reduce stash and to reuse previous garments that are still okay.

About the first top, I made in December for him to wear in the Christmas party at school and glad that he looked good in it and he performed well 👏 I was overjoyed watching him that day.
The top was made from leftover green knit cotton fabric for the sleeves and refashioned his step brother t-shirt for bodices.