Showing posts from October, 2013

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