Showing posts from October, 2013

DIY Wrap Swimsuit ( Third Version)

Here is the last garment I made last month, a wrap-style swimsuit made from lycra fabric from my stash. I made two similar swimsuits before and I was happy with the fit. So, I was okay with the process and was sure it would turn out as well as the previous ones.  The process took me two days, just right before our holiday. And I immediately packed it as soon as it finished.  I love this wrap swimsuit, the design hides the fatty tummy and is comfortable to wear for swimming. Also, the wrap style adds something special, so girly and stylish. For the pattern, I used my self-draft (TNT: tried and true pattern) and the sewing process was started by cutting the fabric pieces, sewing the elastic on the front lining and continuing to pin the necessary parts. I prepared the bands for the back ties and the side wrap. Sewing them as a loop and turning them inside out. I pinned and sewed the bands (ties) on the right front piece (wrap) and backside. Stitched the

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

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.

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

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

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