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Me-Made-May'13 Pledge and Follow My Blog on Bloglovin

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I am joining Zoe from 'So, Zo...  in a challenge to wear self-stitched garments or anything handmade during the whole month of May. 'I, Hana of Velvet Ribbon, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear self-stitched garments or accessories each day for the duration of May 2013' And also, as the Official Google Blog  will soon retire Google Reader, I recommended everyone to follow Velvet Ribbon on Bloglovin  .

Burda Style Pleated Blouse

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   Look what I made on last weekend! a new pleated blouse from  Burda Style 04/2013 issue , a very airy blouse that is perfect for summer. And I think this blouse will match well with jeans, pencil pants or even shorts. Yeah.. the type of blouse that suits my everyday life without feeling stuffy:) Here are the details of this blouse, Pattern: I used pleated blouse  pattern from burda style magazine 04/2013 issue, size 36. I did not make any alterations, I just copy the pattern to the transparent paper, transfer the pattern to the fabric, cut it and sew it according to the patterns instructions. Believe me, this is the easiest and fastest project that I ever worked.   Materials: I used 2 yards of light weight polka dot cotton, but I still have left over fabric that I can use to make a scarf or another small project. And same color thread.       And here are more pictures of me and my dress form wearing the blouse, As this project is ve

Burda Style 04/2013 Issue

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Today post is about new sewing patterns from Burda Style magazine 04/2013 issue. I was very lucky that my sister in law brought me this magazine from Portugal. The magazine is in Portuguese language but I will add a link below the pictures to be redirected to the original post.  - satin dress - pearl dress - lace dress - smocked maxi dress   lace short back lace top and pencil pants    - halter dress - tie blouse  and skirt 042013    blouson jacket draped tank and flared skirt    - bodice top and applique skirt - wrapped blouse  and capris - short wrap blouse and tulip skirt  - hi-low blouse - sweetheart dress  - slit neckline dress - balloon-top-042013    - pleated blouse - tuxedo vest    - hip length blazer - shift dress 042013  - maxi dress (plus size) - crepe jacket (plus size) - summer dress (plus size)  - men's waistcoat - men's jacket    - men's chambray shi

Sheath Dress

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Happy Tuesday to you all! Today post is my latest dress for Mad Men Dress Challenge 2 , this challenge is built by Julia from juliabobin.com . I never saw  Mad Men TV show but some of their dresses inspired me. I love Betty, Peggy and Megan style. And I am planning to make more dresses inspired by them in the future :)) For this challenge I chose Betty Draper dress , I love the simple yet elegant sheath dress that she wore on Mad Men season 5.  Image source Of course my dress is not exactly like her but I am very happy with it. Besides I will wear it on one of my special occasion, I will also be able to participate in the sewing challenge :) This is a very simple style sheath dress with deep V back, middle back zipper and blind hem stitching. I used the pattern from BurdaStyle Sheath Dress  size 34 for the bodice and size 36 for the skirts, so I have to make pattern alterations. Here is the original pattern from BurdaStyle, image source And here i