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Floral Drawstring Bag and Refashion T-shirt

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front bag Hello everyone! Finally I have done my first project for 2013 Style The Stash Sew A long . I am really happy with my new drawstring bag but I am not that happy with my refashion t-shirt. Anyway, I'll be wearing the t-shirt on my everyday wear (home and garden when I play with my almost 3 years old son). Here are the details of the bag, I called floral bag, because it's made from floral fabric. It has two inner pockets, two side straps that I just sew together to make the bag stronger, the drawstring that ended with wooden beads and inserted bias tape on the upper and bottom bag to make the bag look nicer. Materials: 1/2 yard of lightweight floral linen (left over from my floral shorts), 1/2 yard of kind of heavy cotton in deep purple color, 1/2 yard of silk crepe de chine (left over from floral shorts) for inner bag, mid weight fusible interfacing for floral linen fabric, heavy weight fusible interfacing for deep purple fabric, home made bias tape in light

Floral Shorts

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floral shorts front Hello all, I finished this floral shorts yesterday but still missing the refashion t-shirt and hand bag to complete my first project for 2013 style the stash sew a long . While I am working on my refashion t-shirt, I'd love to share the details of the shorts with all of you. Materials: 1.5 yards of light weight floral linen, 1 yard of silk crepe de chine for shorts lining, 2 yards of cotton lace, fusible interfacing, invisible zipper, hook n' eye, 4 small snap fasteners and same color of thread. Pattern modifications: I made this shorts from pencil pants pattern, based on Burdastyle Pencil Pants 04/2013  size 38. As shown on my sketch above, I reduced/shorten the middle center of the pattern 6 cm - because the pattern is way to long for my petite body. For the length of the shorts, I measured from the waist (a) down to the thigh area (b) 40 cm. And from crotch area (c) down to the inner thigh area (d) 21 cm. I also extend/added the side 2.5

2013 Style The Stash Sew A Long

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Hello everyone! I am joining Sarah of  SarahLiz Sew Style  on a challenge to sew garments from the stash. And here are my sewing plans/ideas for June 2013, My first project is an outfit (floral shorts and matching t-shirt), inspired by Instyle - Summer Fashion 2013  . I am  going to use a pencil pants pattern based on Burdastyle Pencil Pants 04/2013  for this shorts, I will explain to you how I made a shorts pattern from a pants pattern on my next post. For the fabric, I will use 1 1/5 yards of light weight floral linen. I am thinking of making a matching bag if I have the left over fabric, I will see later:) Also, I am thinking of matching the shorts with a purple t-shirt. I had an idea of refashion a men t-shirt that I had inside my stash.  image source And my second project is brocade dress based on Burdastyle Sweetheart Dress 04/2013 . I have 2 yards of brocade fabric in floral green in my stash for so long waiting for the right pattern. image source

Me-Made-May'13 Day 27-31

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Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I have been busy the whole weekend with my family. We did a short trip here in our place, enjoyed a sunny day and did some shopping too. So, only today I manage to write a post in my blog. But before I write more about the final update of my MMM'13, I'd love to show you the pictures of my beautiful place, And here are the final update of my MMM'13 . Day 27 On Monday 27th, I wore my Sheath Dress  based on Burdastyle pattern 03/2013. I made this dress to participated Julia Bobin Mad Men Dress Challenge 2 and finally I wore this dress on a special dinner date with husband:) Day 28 On Tuesday 28th, it was a very lazy, hot and humid day here in my place. I stayed at home the whole afternoon but only went out to the supermarket in the end of the day after my husband came back from work. I wore my self-drafted old dress that I made 3 years ago. My husband took a photo of me inside my sewing room just before we l