Saturday, September 28, 2013

Floral Peplum Top

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

For the bodice, I used Burdastyle sweetheart dress 04/2013 size 34. And self-drafted peplum, I followed the techniques from " how to draft a peplum"

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 pieces, I started to work with the bodice front and back. I sew the front side panel to the center front. And sew the back side panel to the center back as well.
For the zipper, I did the same way as my sweetheart dress, I move the side zipper to the middle back zipper. I didn't like so much the side zipper, it feel not so comfortable on me.

I iron the fusible interfacing onto the neckline and armhole facing. Then I sew the  front facing onto the bodice front right sides together. Turn it inside out, press and iron it. I did the same way on the bodice back.
After that, I sew the front and back bodice at the shoulder right sides together and sew the facing at the shoulder together using hand stitching.

After I have done the method above, I attached the peplum front onto the bodice front right sides together. I did the same way for the back side. Then serge the raw edge using an overlocked machine.
I sew the top front and back right sides together. Sew the zipper in the middle back, press and iron it for smooth finished.
Then the last work is serge the peplum hem with rolled hemmed style. Done!

And here are more pictures of the peplum top,

 wrong side of the bodice front with facing

wrong side of the bodice back with facing and zipper

rolled hemmed style on the peplum hem

front side of the peplum top

the peplum top from the side
This floral peplum top is my second September project for style the stash sew a long. Please feel free to check out what others have made.
Wishing you all happy sewing and stash styling!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Burdastyle Skirt 04/2013 - 117B

Hello all...
September is a very busy month for me but luckily I still have time to sew some small projects for the house and finished my skirt for 2013 style the stash sew a long. The skirt is easy to make but taking time to finish it because I only have one hour to sew everyday.
I want to make this type of skirt for so long but always distracted with other projects, but I am happy now that I finally made it.

And here are the details of the skirt:
Pattern :
I used burdastyle skirt pattern, 04/2013- 117 B size 38. I don't need to copy the new pattern because I used it before for my sweetheart dress. So, time saved!
Materials :
1.25 yards of cotton drill from my stash in deep purple color, invisible zipper, fusible interfacing and same color of thread.
How I worked on this skirt :
If you follow my facebook page, you must have seen my post about skirt in progress over there. But if you aren't following me, here is the link - burdastyle skirt in progress
I started to work on the skirt front by pleated the both side as the instructions then work on the skirt back by sew the darts, then sew the skirt front and back with right sides together. Serge the raw edge of the skirt using an overlocker.
I sew the waistband to the skirt but accidentally I cut the waistband a little bit smaller than the original pattern, so instead of making 2.5 cm waistband I made 2 cm waistband :)
I iron the fusible interfacing on the wrong side of the skirt back to add strength on the zipper while I sew it (1), then pin and sew the zipper on the right side of the skirt (2). Now you can see that the zipper sew nicely (3). Then I folded  the skirt hem by ironing it 4 cm for easier way to sew (4).
My work almost done! I sew the hook n' eye on the top of the zipper. Then I sew the back slit and sew the skirt hem using hand stitching.
Well, I have new skirt now but the question is what am I going to wear with this skirt? I tried to wear with t-shirt but meh! I didn't like it so much. In the end I hang this lovely skirt on the closet and searching my stash for the right fabric to match with it. And I found it! I had a floral fabric with a touch of purple color. And since I didn't own a peplum top, maybe I will make it to match the skirt. We will see..

Have a nice weekend!