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Burda Sew Along: Light Cowl Top 01/2013 And Tie Skirt 08/2012

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Burdastyle outfit I am joining Modern Vintage Cupcakes   and The Curious Kiwi  in a sew along, Wellington Sewing Bloggers Network (WSBN) Burda Magazine Sew Along. I've been working with Burdastyle pattern and I love them so much. So, why I don't join! Well, my first project for the sew along is Light Cowl Top from Burda magazine 01/2013. A friend of mine brought me the magazine from Portugal. Here are more details of the top: Materials: I used the left over printed silk rayon fabric from  Color Block Dress and same color of thread. No zipper or even button for this top. It was very easy project. Pattern modifications: as I mentioned above, I used Light Cowl Top  pattern size 34. I measure the length of the top about 14 cm under my waist. I added 1" on the body side because I had a bigger waist than the original pattern (I had size 38 for my waist). Also, I made a bigger back neck about 1/2'' and replaced the facing strip for the back neck edge with

Me-Made-May'13 Day 20-26

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"I am joining Zoe of 'So, Zo..   in a challenge to wear self-stitched garment or anything handmade during the whole month of May". And here is an update of my MMM'13: Day 20 On Monday 20th, I wore my new Color Block Dress , based on Burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern Jamie Shift Dress. We went out for dinner here in our city. Day 21 On Tuesday 21st, I wore my old self-drafted pencil skirt in black color. I made this skirt more or less 4 years ago. It was very lazy Tuesday but I went out for lunch anyway. Day 22 On Wednesday 22nd, I wore my Madura Batik Dress . I didn't went out for lunch that day. I spent the whole morning sewing while my baby still sleeping. Then we went out for dinner at night. My husband took a photo of me at the corner of our house just before we left home. Day 23 On Thursday 23rd, I wore my self-drafted floral dress with small sleeve cap and ruffles at the neckline. We went out for lunch at Italian restaurant here near our hou

Color Block Dress

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Finally I have done my latest project and I am very happy that I have a new dress:) I supposed to finish the dress on weekend but I didn't have time to sew. So, only this morning I managed to finished it and photograph it in the end of the day. This is a continuation of my work , - Around armhole, I did hand sewing to connected the lining to the self fabric 1/4" . Press it and iron it. - Hemline, I serge with an overlock sewing machine to finished the raw edge of the hem. Then fold the bottom edge of the dress 1 1/4" at the hemline and press. Stitch it using sewing machine and iron it. Done!  front dress back dress The dress is fully lined with silk satin in black color,     Happy Sewing!   Previous post: the making of color block dress 

Me-Made-May'13 Day 13-19

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"I am joining Zoe of 'So,Zo..  in a challenge to wear self-stitched garments or anything handmade during the whole month of May" And here is an update of my MMM'13 challenge, Day 13 On Monday 13th, I wore my self-drafted Black Lace Top . As usual, sewing the whole morning and went out for lunch with my family. Day 14 On Tuesday 14th, I wore my  Red Dress . We went out for dinner after long busy day.   Day 15 On Wednesday 15th, I wore my Floral Dress . Based on Elizabeth Gathered-Waist Dress from Burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern Book. We went out for lunch, it was a very hot and humid day here in my place.   Day 16 On Thursday 16th, I wore my  3/4 Pants  in brown color. Based on Burdastyle Ellen Pants. It was another busy day, sewing the whole morning, baking muffins and taking care my baby.   Day 17 On Friday 17th, I wore my Summer Skirt  and a handmade necklace that I bought in Portugal last year.  It was holiday here in place so we

Sewing In Progress: Color Block Dress

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 dress flat sketch I am working on this dress since Tuesday morning and I am glad that I manage to finished my muslin and fitting issue on that day. This color block dress based on Jamie Shift Dress  size 34 from Burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern . I made pattern modifications on the front dress and added the dart on the back dress ( see my dress flat sketch above). I altered the front and back dress at the shoulder 1/2" and lower the middle back dress at the neckline `1 1/4". Also altered the length of the dress 2 1/2". my muslin from Jamie shift dress pattern Materials: - I bought 2 yards of each fabric (black, grey and printed fabric), I'll make another project from the leftover fabric. - 2 yards of silk satin for the lining - Invisible zipper in black color, fusible interfacing, black and grey color thread.    my fabrics for the color block dress I cut all the fabric yesterday and sew it according to the sewing instructions from the

Me-Made-May'13 Day 7-12

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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" Here is an update of my MMM'13 challenge, Day 7 On Tuesday 7th, I wore me-made outfit -   my self-drafted polka dot scalloped blouse and ellen shorts in brown color . I went to the supermarket nearby after spent the whole afternoon at home with my baby. Day 8 On Wednesday 8th, I wore my Jamoo, batik dress from Built By Wendy Dirndl Dress pattern. I went out for lunch with my husband and my baby.      Day 9 On Thursday 9th, I wore my bow tie dress . I went out for lunch with my husband, son, sister in law and nephew.     Day 10 On Friday 10th, I completely forgot "Friday theme (sewing, knitting, creating space)". I supposed to take a picture inside my sewing room. But I only remember it when I  upload the photo on MMM'13 group on Flickr. My MMM'13 day 10 was high low top  based on Built

Short Sleeve Frank Button-Down Shirt

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As promised from yesterday post, I'll continue documenting the making of Frank Button-Down Shirt . But let me tell you how I feel about this shirt, I am truly happy with it and so proud of myself that I can make something special for my husband. And definitely I'll make another shirt for him on the future. And here's the continuations... This step is how I worked on the collar, I followed step no 30-34. I pinned the collar pieces right sides together and stitch it. Then I cut the corners diagonally and turn the collar right side out. Press, iron it and topstitched around the edges, except for the open edge. Then I pinned the collar bands onto the collar, right sides together. I sew it along the curved edges of collar band. Turn the collar band right side out, press and iron it. I pinned the outer collar band onto the shirt neckline, right sides together. Sew it around the neckline. Then I folded the seam allowance (1/2") of the inner colla