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.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Burdastyle Wrap Shirt

I decided to make this wrap shirt last week for my entry to #burdachallenge2018 on Instagram and so surprised that I did this shirt in three days. I didn't make a muslin or wearable muslin, I was too brave but happy the final result wasn't so bad. It was a little bit loose at the shoulder and the wrap was too low for my liking but I can wear it. I will raise the wrap and make better fitting at the shoulder one day I make this shirt again.
Pattern: Wrap Shirt 07/2018 - 107 I used size 36 for the bust, 38 for the waist and hip. I did full arm adjustment and I'm happy with it.
Fabric: I used printed knit jersey, leftover from my previous dress that I made in July.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

September Garments

Hello fellow sewists, I made one wearable muslin and three dresses based on Burdastyle Bow Back Maxi dress 129 - 11/2013 size 36 last month. And I'm glad that I wore the three dresses during my trip to Bangkok in the beginning of this month. They were perfect to wear in hot weather because I used cotton fabrics and the style was little bit loose and cosy 💕

As I mentioned on my Instagram post, my first plan was making the wearable muslin using cotton shirting fabric and the real dress using teal blue and white floral Japanese cotton fabric.
I supposed to use the cotton shirting fabric for DH's shirt but it was blemished,  I found out after I prewashed - it was full of tiny black spots all over the fabric. So I used it and will cover the blemished area with embroidery later when I have time.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Simplicity 1314 Slim Pants And Kimono Top

Hello fellow sewists, I was checking my last post here in the blog and realised that I didn't make update for more than one and half months. I was busy with a lot of things but still making stuff/garments and most of them I published in my Instagram. As things are back to normal this month and kid is back to school, I have a little free time to write a post and reading your posts too 😍

My latest makes are kimono top and slim pants, both are my entry to #magamsewalong hosted by lovely Sarah Liz. This outfit is my August garment, I'm late but better late than never 😊

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sleeveless Dress - Simplicity 1314 C.

This dress is my entry to #magamsewalong challenge in Instagram this month hosted by Sarah Liz. I am not sure if I followed July's theme, but I made a dress that I need at the moment 😊 I'm glad that finished just before the end of the month and wore it yesterday on our visit to Tokyo Disneyland. Beside this dress, I also made two more dresses to wear during summer holiday and I'd love to share with you in later post.

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.