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Burdastyle Pleated Dress

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Hello dear readers, I made a new dress this morning :) It was a very easy and fast project to make, I cut the fabric - fuse fusible interfacing on the facings - pin all the pieces - sew it and in three hours my dress finished and  ready to wear:) For the pattern, I used  Burdastyle Satin Dress 04/2013 # 108 size 36. I traced the dress pattern long time ago but didn't have a chance to make it. But I made three blouses based on same pattern, you can see the first blouse here  and the second and third blouses here . I modified the pattern by adding 1.5 cm on the dress sides, starting from the waist down to the hem. I also made the neckline a little bit higher 0.75 cm ( I did this to avoid neckline gaping because this time I used knit fabric) As I want the easiest and fastest dress to make, I omitted the pockets and made my version elastic belt. For the fabric, I used the left over fabric from my paneled shirt - kind of knit cotton fabric in grey color with printed leaves i

Sleeveless Top In Polka dots Silk Satin

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Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post :) And also a warm welcome to my three new followers on Bloglovin'. I finally finished my basic sleeveless top :) I cut the fabric many weeks ago but only yesterday I managed to finish it. This top is my second version of boatneck top based on Built by Wendy book - the shift dress pattern. You can see my first top here, hi-low top. This time I didn't want a hi-low style, so I just follow the original pattern. For the fabric, I used the leftover polka dots silk satin from the lining of my double breasted cape. I think the fabric is not the best to wear in the hot summer day but the polka dots print makes me want to sew it so badly :) I think is fine to wear it at home but not for outside. Pattern modifications: I used Built by Wendy Shift dress pattern size S, followed the instructions of making a boatneck style on project 4, as shown on the picture below - dress in color block in front . I o

Self-Drafted Basic Skirts

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 Hi everyone, Today post is about my four favorite skirts that I wear a lot but I didn't blog about it. I made the first skirt in 2010 and continue to make one skirt each year. So, now I had four basic skirts to wear for everyday wear :)   Pencil Skirts. For the pattern, I followed step by step instructions from Burdastyle, " How to make a basic skirt " Black pencil skirt ( made in 2010)- For the fabric, I used 1.5 yards of medium weight cotton that had a slight stretch in black color. The skirt has front and back darts, straight waistband , invisible zipper at the CB but I omitted hook n eye - so the zipper inserted until the top of waistband. I also omitted the lining. Printed blue cotton pencil skirt (made in 2012)-  I used the leftover fabric from my shift dress . As the fabric is not enough, I made the waistband with black elastic (4.5cm wide). The skirt also has front and back darts, invisible zipper inserted until the top of waistband/elastic and I

New Version of Burdastyle Pleated Blouse

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  Hello everyone! I made a new blouse yesterday! This is my third pleated blouse based on Burdastyle pattern 04/2013  size 36 with variation, I inserted the elastic in the hemline. I make the experiment on my second blouse that I didn't blog about it and I love how it turned-out. I wore it last Friday to match with my 3/4 pants to participate MMM'14 day 16. The picture below is old version of my second blouse, taken in the local market last year when I participated MMM'13 day 18. The blouse is exactly like the original pattern :) The picture below is a new version of my second blouse with elastic inserted in the hemline. This picture taken in Old Taipa Village - Macau last Friday for MMM'14 day 16.   And here is the picture of my two blouses, I used printed viscose in yellow with small flowers for the old blouse and silk polyester in fuchsia for the new blouse.  More details of the new blouse, I used 1.5 yards of silk polyester fabric in fuchsia

Easy Twist Top And MAGAM May Plan

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Hello everyone, I made a new top! A very easy twist top based on Burdastyle tunic pattern 08/2012 size 34 ( only used the bodice and sleeve pattern) and followed step by step tutorials from Threads magazine June/July 2013. This is a very cute and comfortable loose fitting top - V neck style and I didn't sew the front and back neckline, I just leave it raw. Many months ago I transfer Burdastyle pattern 08/2012  bodice and sleeve pattern size 34 with adjustment on neckline and CB (sway back adjustment), then I make it as my basic sloper. Then I copied my basic sloper and continue working on the pattern to make a twist top. Followed easy step by step tutorials form Threads magazine June/July 2013. Here is the picture from the magazine, The process of drawing the new pattern of twist top is very easy and fast. In 30 minutes I finished the pattern and ready to cut the fabric :-) The instructions said that I need 3-4 yards of knit fabric but I only have 1.5 yards of blue jers

MAGAM Challenge: My Late April Dress And MMM'14 Day 4

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Hello everyone, This is my late April dress for  MAGAM Challenge based on  Burdastyle SVM Louisa Drop-waist Dress size 34 with modification and self-drafted circle skirt. You can check out my flat sketch and fabric here. I did some modification on the bodice pattern, Added front and back dart, inserted the zipper in the CB Made the shoulder wider, added 1.5 cm from the shoulder line to the armhole and 2 cm from the shoulder line to the neckline. Also made the front neckline higher 2 cm and back neckline lower 2 cm. And for the skirt, as I couldn't find my self-drafted circle skirt that I made some time ago, I hacked my peplum and added some more centimeters until my knee :) The sewing progress was fine because this is the second time I worked on both patterns, you can see my first work on the dress here  and the peplum here After all, I am very happy with how my dress turned out, it's very summery and comfortable. The neckline is in right proportion and the arm