Showing posts from August, 2012

DIY Wrap Swimsuit ( Third Version)

Here is the last garment I made last month, a wrap-style swimsuit made from lycra fabric from my stash. I made two similar swimsuits before and I was happy with the fit. So, I was okay with the process and was sure it would turn out as well as the previous ones.  The process took me two days, just right before our holiday. And I immediately packed it as soon as it finished.  I love this wrap swimsuit, the design hides the fatty tummy and is comfortable to wear for swimming. Also, the wrap style adds something special, so girly and stylish. For the pattern, I used my self-draft (TNT: tried and true pattern) and the sewing process was started by cutting the fabric pieces, sewing the elastic on the front lining and continuing to pin the necessary parts. I prepared the bands for the back ties and the side wrap. Sewing them as a loop and turning them inside out. I pinned and sewed the bands (ties) on the right front piece (wrap) and backside. Stitched the

Burdastyle 08/2012 issue (Portuguese)

  Burdastyle 08/2012 (Portuguese) I have to say that I am really happy and excited with this magazine. So many great patterns in this issue that I wish one day I could make it all:) And the pattern below is the first pattern that I will make for my next project.   

How To Make a Tote Bag - Part 2, Done!

How to insert the bag strap on the body bag. I only inserted the bag strap on the outer bag. With the wrong side of the bag strap facing you, pin each of  them on the side of the bag flap. Stitch it with 1/2'' seam allowance. Here is the picture,

How To Make a Tote Bag - Part 1

Hi! I felt great after long holidays on the place that far away from my home. And finally I recovered from jet lag :-) And of course the first thing I'd love to do is sewing and blogging. As promised on my last post, here is the tutorial "how to make a tote bag". Materials: home decor fabric - for outer bag, inner flap and bag straps  striped cotton fabric - for inner bag and pocket red colour cotton fabric - for outer flap fusible interfacing (the heavy one is better), big wooden button and same colour thread.