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To all my dear followers, I wish you a Wonderful Christmas and Blessed New Year 2014.

Make A Garment A Month - December plan...

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Hello lovely readers! I am so sorry for my absence, I am still here sewing some stuff but I haven't had time to update the blog post. So, today I'd love to share a quick update of my December plan for MAGAM challenge . I have chosen my pattern, fabric and nations. It will be a simple but pretty party dress for me to wear on Christmas dinner. For the pattern, I will use Burdastyle Embellished Tunic Dress 11/2013  size 34 with adjustments on the neckline, waist and hips. For the fabric, I will use 2 yards of med weight knit ponte in black color that more than three years stay inside my stash and as I don't have passementerie trim, I will sew some pearls on the front slit and neck edge.   Have a lovely and creative Monday to you all!  

Make A Garment A Month Challenge - Burdastyle Paneled Shirt

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Happy weekend everyone! I am glad that I managed to finish my second project for "make a garment a month challenge". As you all know, this shirt based on Burdastyle Paneled Jersey Shirt 10/2013  view A size 34. I have to draw a new line of pattern because the minimum size from the original pattern is 36, I followed these tutorials . I also reduced the length of the sleeves and shirt bottom. Even so, in the end of my work I still need to sew the upper sleeve seams smaller because it was too big for me. Materials: I used 2 yards of knit cotton in deep purple color, 2 yards of printed knit - I still have left over fabric that is enough to make sleeveless dress, fusible interfacing, 4 small buttons in purple color and thread - as I don't have a similar color of thread, I used black color :) How I worked n this shirt: I'll show you a little of the sewing process, I started my work by fused the fusible interfacing on the wrong side of center front - in the end of b

Make A Garment A Month, November plan..

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Hello lovelies... Today post is a very quick update of my November sewing plan for make a garment a month challenge  hosted by Sarah Liz. I have chosen my fabrics and pattern. It will be a long sleeves shirt with two color combination, both of the fabrics are knit cotton - deep purple color and grey printed with purple leaves. For the pattern, I chose Burdastyle pattern - Paneled Jersey Shirt 10/2013 . The instructions said that I should use jersey knit fabric only, but I think my fabric choice will be good to make the shirt too. We will see... Wish me a good luck!  my fabrics for the shirt

Make A Garment A Month Challenge - Something Simple And Wearable..

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Hello... It has been more than two weeks since I wrote a blog post, once again my boy sick during the whole last week, he had high fever and throat infection. What a poor little thing :(  But I am very happy that he is fine and already back to school on Tuesday. As I mentioned on my last post, I am joining a challenge "make a garment a month" and my first project is a simple dress that I am planning to wear on my holidays soon. And here she is....   dress front Pattern: I used 'Flounce Dress 5C" Burdastyle special A/W 2013 size 34 for the bodice and size 38 for the skirt. I raised the front neck 2 cm - I did it because I already knew that Burdastyle "V" neck style always too low for my taste. I omitted the sleeves and the flounce. I lengthen the skirt 7 cm and finished the hem line with blind hem. Materials: 2 yards of printed crepe, lightweight fusible interfacing for the neck facing, me-made bias tape for the armhole finishing, elastic

Make A Garment A Month Challenge.

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Hello everyone! I am joining Sarah Liz of  SarahLizSewStyle  on the challenge called "make a garment a month", please check over her blog post for more details here . I am planning to make a dress and a jacket based on burdastyle special - autumn/winter 2013. For the dress, I will use 2 yards of printed crepe, I bought the fabric last month here in a local fabric shop. And for the jacket, I will use 3 yards of linen in strong blue and will lining up with cotton polka dot in deep blue, both of the linen and polka dot fabric are from stash. But before I make the dress and the jacket, I will make muslin for both of them.   For the dress, I will use pattern no 5C but I am thinking to skip the flounce and the dress will be sleeveless. I am needing a new dress to wear on short vacation on the coming month :) For the jacket, I will use pattern no 1B but without cape. Wishing you all a lovely Wednesday and happy sewing!

Burdastyle Magazine 10/2013 And Burdastyle Special - Autumn/Winter 2013

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Hello! A very good news, everyone! I got two new Burdastyle magazines! My dear sister in-law bought it from England. I am very lucky girl :-)   Burdastyle magazine 10/2013,           Burdastyle special - autumn/winter 2013,         I love Burdastyle patterns and most of my work based in it. And with these new magazines, I will make more projects for "style the stash sew a long" and "make a garment a month challenge". We will see... :)   A little note : for the patterns from the magazine 10/2013, you can buy downloadable  here           

Wearable Muslin And Lovely Sunday Afternoon

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Hello! This is the first wearable muslin that I made! Well, usually I make muslin from white cotton then I will throw it to the trash after fitting. I am planning to make a long sleeve blouse for fall/winter but I want to try the pattern first by making a wearable muslin. I thought that the collar and the front plackets were not so easy to work. As I only had 1.20 yards of printed chiffon inside my stash, I decided to make a sleeveless blouse. For the pattern, I used burdastyle shirt blouse 03/2013 size 36. As this blouse is wearable muslin and sleeveless, I omitted the sleeves, sleeves tabs, hem tabs, finish the hem line with an overlocker machine - rolled hemmed and sew me-made bias tape onto the armhole. blouse front blouse back   After all, the collar and the front plackets aren't difficult to sew. I pleat the front plackets to the blouse body, sew it according to the instructions. As this blouse doesn't have a collar stand, I pivot the end of the plack

Floral Peplum Top

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Hello everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with family and friends! Here is my latest sewing project that I worked for so many days and I am very happy that the top turn out so well.  I am wearing my new peplum top Pattern: For the bodice, I used Burdastyle sweetheart dress 04/2013  size 34. And self-drafted peplum, I followed the techniques from burdastyle.com  " how to draft a peplum" Materials: 1.5 yards of floral silk crepe de chine from my stash and the left over fabric from this dress , silk satin in black color for neckline and armhole facing, lightweight fusible interfacing, invisible zipper and same color of thread. All the materials are from stash :-) How I worked: For the bodice, I didn't make any special fitting because I used the pattern before. So time saved :-) For the peplum, I drafted the pattern according to the instructions from Burdastyle. It's very easy to follow and the result is great. After I had all the fabric p