Showing posts from September, 2014

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

Back Cut Out Dress

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well! I have done my new dress for September MAGAM Challenge  and I am happy with how it turned out. I was planning to make this dress in straight hem line but I changed my mind after I traced the pattern, I felt that the pattern was made especially for high low style dress. So, I just go with it. After all, I think the dress is cute and I like it :)   Project Description: This dress has boat neckline, high low hem and back cut out that is very sweet, feminine and sexy.   Pattern And Adjustment: This dress is based on Burdastyle Back Cut Out Dress 08/2014  view B size 34 for the bodice and size 36 for the skirt. As I have a vary size between bodice and skirt, I have to make adjustment on the waist area. I also raised the neckline 2 cm and shorten the length of the skirt 5 cm. As I am not sure about the finishes armhole and neckline, I decided to fully lining the dress bodice. And for finishes the hem, I followed Gertie's t

Women T-shirt With Hole Cut-Out In The Shoulder

Hi everyone! I didn't sew anything since I came back from holiday. I have been busy but luckily things are settle-down and I will hopefully be back to sewing very soon :) And as I didn't make a new project, I'd like to show you the t-shirt that I made before going to holiday. It was a fun t-shirt to make. I like the hole cut-out in the shoulder, it makes the t-shirt cuter and stylish. But to sew it is a little bit tricky, especially at the neckline area. The idea of making this t-shirt came out suddenly when I was looking at the leftover fabric from my husband pajama shorts . I love the green knit cotton and it deserved something more stylish than normal tee. Then I remember that I have an old Burda magazine pattern that I want to try. After I worked on the pattern and sewing it, the result is just lovely and I like it :) Pattern And Modifications: Burda magazine June 2008 - 123 size 34. I have to draw new line of the pattern for size 34 because the minimum size

Hello Everyone...

I returned home on Sunday from our summer vacation in Cabo Verde - West Africa. The place where I found many natural beauties, new foods and culture. We had so much fun and great moments during the vacation, I met new friends and family and we also had three birthday celebrations (my dear husband, my lovely cousin and my dear son). That's great! Well, it's impossible for me to write here about the places we have visited but I can show you at least one beautiful picture that I took in Pedracin Village - Santo Antao. Beside that, I found an antique inside the attic in the house. It's a vintage sewing machine that belong to my mother in law. She was a great seamstress but I didn't met her in person, she passed away some years ago. She also was great at cross-stitching, I can see by her work, it's amazing! I decided to bring home some cross-stitch books from her and I will be doing it one day for exercise. On the way back home, we stopped in Lisbon -Portugal f