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Me Made May 2024 Recap, Day 1-14

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I'm participating in Me-Made-May 2024 and my pledge is to wear me-made/refashioned outfits each day throughout May 2024. My goal is to continue wearing my makes, discovering a new style that fits me and also connecting with like-minded people. Me-Made-May is a wardrobe challenge created by Zoe  @sozoblog  and this year is my 12th year of participating. Time flies so fast! Okay, here is my recap from day 1-7, Day 1: v-neck tiered dress, rayon fabric and self-drafted pattern. Day 2: v-neck batik top and denim skirt, self-drafted patterns  Day 3: gingham cotton dress, self-drafted pattern and my husband wore a button-down shirt, Burdastyle vintage modern pattern. Day 4: floral midi dress, self-drafted pattern. Day 5: oversized linen blouse, Burdastyle pattern 7/2017 and denim pants, Ottobre design pattern. Day 6: square neck cotton dress, self-drafted pattern. Day 7: pyjama set, self-drafted pattern. I didn't like jersey knit fabric but the print is so nice and I had t

Button Down Sleeveless Top

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Hi there, welcome back and happy weekend 🌺 I finished a button-down top three days ago. I planned to make this for so long and glad I finally did it. I used Ottobre Design Maureen SS 2/2018 pattern size 40 and left-over cotton fabric from my previous garment. The buttons, threads and interfacing were from my stash, so I didn't spend any for this top. The processes were smooth until the collar, I didn't like it, too high for my liking. I removed it and tried again by lowering the neckline by 1.5 cm and making a new collar. I sewed the collar but I didn't like it. It looks weird to me. So, I removed it again and went without the collar. I had to remove the stitching at the back yoke and the front lining. And then pinned and sewed the lining piece around the neckline's right sides together. I turned the lining inside and sewed the rest.  The armholes were finished with a bias tape band from the same fa

Crochet Swimsuit Cover-up Dress

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Hi there, I hope you are well. I finally finished my crochet swimsuit cover-up dress that I started at the beginning of February. I enjoyed the slow process and was happy with how it turned out. I used 9 skeins of off-white cotton yarn and a 3 mm crochet hook. For the pattern, I followed a YouTube tutorial from  Crochettoz . It's a clear and easy tutorial to follow, thank you so much 😍 Also, I shared my process of making this cover-up on my YouTube channel, click the video below if you want to see it. And please, subscribe to my channel if you like the video and want to see more in the future 😊😍 I took a few photos of the progress and the picture below shows the start of the cover-up dress. I did chain stitch until I reached 60'' and followed with double crochet stitch and then crocheted the patterns. I mostly crochet at night when I finish all the house chores and sometimes in the afternoon when I'm sitting on the sofa.  The cover

DIY Batik Dress And Ruffle Hem Gingham Dress

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Hi there, today I'm making a test to share my Youtube video on this blog. It's about the making of my two dresses that I wore during the Easter holiday and a bit of our life during that week. 🔹️ The green batik dress. Fabric: I used an Indonesian batik from my stash. Pattern: self-drafted and I made a few dresses using this pattern before. This dress has sleeveless, no zipper, a loose and knee length.  🔹️ Ruffle hem gingham dress. Fabric: I used gingham cotton fabric from my stash. Pattern: self-drafted. This dress has v-neckline (front and back), no zipper, ruffle hem and a little bow at the front neckline. Both dresses are easy to make and comfy to wear. Perfect for summer 😍 Thank you for stopping by and happy weekend 🌺❤

DIY V-neck Tiered Dress

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Hello, I made three dresses to wear on my trip to Bangkok during the Easter holiday and this dress is the first one I made. I will share another two in the next posts.  I started working on this dress two weeks before the trip and I'm glad I managed to finish it on time, as well as my other dresses.  This dress was fun and relaxing to sew because I made one before in a midi length, so this time I shortened the length until my knee and sewed it easily. For the fabric, I used a printed rayon from my stash and white cotton lining leftover from my previous make. For the pattern, I used my self-drafted pattern. At first, I didn't want to add the lining but I had to because the fabric was a bit transparent, the lining fabric wasn't enough and I connected the pieces to make the back skirt. Here is the look of the fabric after cutting and the skirt was pieces of a rectangle: the first tiers - front and back, the last tier on the fold ( I forgot to take the p

Lace Long Sleeve Flowy Blouse

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I'm finally back to writing on this blog after being busy for two months, I still sew some small items and mend a few clothes but haven't sewn new clothes.  Until two days before Valentine's arrived, I felt like I had to sew a new blouse to wear to dinner. The blouse had to be in the shade of pink, so I checked my stash and found 2 yards of lace fabric in fuchsia that I don't remember when I bought it. After I had the fabric, I started making the pattern (based on my previous self-drafted blouse pattern) I modified the pattern into a flowy blouse. The pattern was simple, a round neckline, gathered front and back yokes and gathered sleeves with elastic bands. Here is the pattern that I drafted, And after the pattern was done, I cut the fabric as usual. The sewing process was fun and turned out to be easier than I imagined. I sewed the neckline front and back yokes and then attached them to the gathered bodices as shown below. After that, I sewed the shoulder lines togeth