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Me Made May Day 8-14

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As promised in my previous post, here is my recap of Me Made May 2022 challenge day 8-14. So far, I didn't find any difficulty to choose and match the outfit during the challenge. Some of my makes are getting old and I think I should replace them. Besides analyzing my wardrobe, I'm enjoying the challenge and noting inspirations for my future makes.  Well, at the moment my sewjo is low and I hope it will come back soon because I have a few garments waiting for me to finish. them. Day 8. I was wearing me-made button-down dress in Jijake fabric and I used Burdastyle pattern (modified). The picture was taken inside Mandarin house, a historic residential house in Sao Lourenco. This dress was too tight last year and I solved the issue by adding a band on both sides but now is too big, so I need the reduce the sides again 😀 Day 9. I was wearing a repeated pinafore denim dress from last week, a self-drafted blue t-shirt and a me-made tote bag. I was exploring t

Me Made May 2022 Day 1 To 7

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Hello, I'm participating Me Made May challenge again this year and this is my 10 year of participating. Time really flies too fast. I still remember my first MMMay in 2013 and I posted my daily outfit on Flickr. I found many International sewing friends during the challenge and I'm glad we continue connecting on the blog and on Instagram until today.  Me Made May challenge is hosted by  Zoe Edwards @sozoblog  and is a wardrobe challenge to help us to improve our relationship with our handmade items, more details are on Zoe's blog  link here .  I wear my handmade clothes every day with very little rtw, so I'm not going to find any difficulty with what should I wear. Most of my garments are old makes, they are still in good condition but some are too loose or too tight and I want to fix those that I can.  Well, here is my pledge for Me Made May 2022, I Hana of @velvetribbon_sews , pledge to wear me-made clothes and refashioned every day during the whol

DIY Denim Pants

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Hello, I was planning to make a basic outfit (long sleeve t-shirt and denim pants) in February and I managed to finish the long sleeve t-shirt on time. I posted the detail on my IG,  here is the link  in case you are interested to see it.  After waiting for almost one and a half months, I finally finished the denim pants. Too bad that the weather is getting hot, so I will wear them in cooler weather. Both the long sleeve t-shirt and denim pants were my entry to "Fit February"  #magamsewalong  challenge on Instagram hosted by Sue, Suzy and Sheila. I'm happy I finally finished the outfit that fit my daily life. Here is the fabric I used for the denim pants, a medium-weight denim fabric that I bought during my trip to Bangkok in 2018, I bought 3 meters and still have leftover enough to make a skirt. Also, I used green cotton scrap for the pocket bags. The rest of the materials, zipper, snap fastener, fastener and threads were from my stash. For the pa

Patchwork Tote Bag

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Hello, I didn't make any updates to this blog since January. Busy life and also, I got sick and stayed in the hospital for a few days. I'm glad and thank God that I'm recovering and slowly back to my normal life, also starting to sew again (so happy).  I managed to make two tops and scrunchies in January, a long sleeve t-shirt and a hand-knitted cowl in February. I posted all my makes on  my Instagram  in case you are interested to see them. I started to sew again yesterday after I took a good rest and I managed to finish the patchwork tote bag that was on my sewing table since the beginning of this month. I used scrap fabrics left-over from my previous makes. I cut them in a rectangle shape and sewed them together. I sewed both sides and bottom, after that, I folded the upper back 3 cm and pinned the handle on both sides. I used the band for the handle. Sewed around the upper back two times, as shown in the pictures below. I

Silk Blouse

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I'm glad that I finally finished another project from last month, a silk blouse with a side knot Burdastyle pattern 12/2019 size 38. My plan was to make it for my entry to magamsewalong "December Dreaming" challenge on Instagram but life was so busy and I couldn't make it on time.  For the fabric, I used my dream fabric from stash, floral silk crepe de chine. I bought it in the local shop a while ago and I really love the print.  The sewing progress was difficult but I managed to finish it after many errors, basting and pinning (my pattern instruction was in the German language, no time to translate, just sew the blouse with my self-taught).  Firstly I was working on the front pieces and created them into a side knot. After that, I worked on the left shoulder line, sewed the band for the buttons closure in the back shoulder piece. Also, made self-cover buttons using the same fabric. After the sewed the band, I basted the loops in th