Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Polka Dot Scalloped Blouse

          I was very excited when Burda Style announced their spring favourite new pattern ( , especially when I saw the chanel style jacket. The jacket is cute but I fell in love with the blouse so badly, oh ...I can not take my eyes out from that blouse. Unluckily, the blouse not included in the pattern:(
Well, I decided to make it myself.  

Things that I need to make this blouse:  
  1. Basic bodice ( drop the front neck to draw V neck), finished with scalloped around the front neck down to the waist center front.
  2. Basic short sleeve.
  3. Make a waist tie (here I made a thin tie from the same fabric 150 cm long, it's long enough to tie around my waist and finished with a big butterfly knot).
  4. Make a waist layer (a layer that starting from the waist line down to the bottom - I think we can call it peplum) and make scalloped hem on the bottom of the blouse.
  5. This is the blouse that got me crazy from burdastyle :)
           I remembered a good quotes " if you don't know where to buy it, you should make your own". That's why I made it :)   Here is my lovely blouse,
           About the back side of the blouse, you can see here that a waist tie finished on the back side with a big butterfly knot.

             It's very easy to make a waist layer/peplum. I  cut the fabric same size as the blouse ( measure from front to back of the blouse exactly the same amount). And then I serge my fabric with an overlocker sewing  machine. Pin and stitch the layer/peplum around the waist line, starting from the center back of the blouse and also finishing at the center back as well. 
Stitch again on the top of the layer/peplum one more time, right under the first stitch about 1.5 cm to inserted a waist tie. I think it's very easy, isn't it?
            For me, this blouse is really beautiful and I will definitely make again with solid color but I'll  wait for the weekend to come and hunting for the new fabric :)  
Happy sewing!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Batik Top With Lace

batik top with lace

Summer has arrived. Finally I feel the warm weather here in my place:) I miss summer so badly because winter here in my place is longer than I expected. I am planning to make many more summer tops, dresses and shorts. Yeah...look like I will have time for all of that:))

Well, talking about this batik top, I am wearing today for the first time ever since I made it. Here the details of my batik top:
  • It's very simple and easy to make. Very good for the beginner. The top has short sleeve, round neckline, bustdart and lace on the hemline.
  • Material needed for the top: 1,5 yards batik cotton, buttons and lace.
  • I need 6 hours in total to finished this top, including making muslin and ironing.
The picture below is the front side of my top. I inserted the lace on the way of my shoulder down to my chest, then I stitched the three buttons in the middle of the front top.

Here is the top back, I made a tear drop style on it and finished with covered button. I think it's very difficult to see on the picture :(
back side of the batik top with lace
The hem line finished nicely with the lace that I found inside my stash. I was lucky that the colour matching with the top:)

 Happy sewing everyone and thanks for stopping by on my blog:)