Showing posts from January, 2015

Wool Jacket

 Hello.. I finished my wool jacket and happy with how it turned out :) I like the simple style that is perfect for everyday wear.  This jacket is based on BurdaStyle pattern 10/2013#106 with modifications, I lengthen the jacket until the middle of my thigh, I added self cover buttons and changed the original pockets to in-seam pockets.   I mentioned on my last post about my MAGAM plan, I made this jacket to test the pattern. I didn't make muslin, so I just sew the jacket as it is. After the jacket done (without lining), I tried it and found out that the shoulder was a little bit big, the sleeve length was too long and the jacket bottom was too big. So, I have to adjust the jacket.    Overall, I really like the result of this jacket. The length is just perfect for my petite figure and have pockets to keep my hands warm :) Materials: 2.5 yards of brushed wool in grey color, 2.5 yards silk satin in grey color, fusible interfacing, 5 self cover buttons, 5 snap

DIY Friday : Infinity Scarves

Hello... This week on "DIY Friday" I made three infinity scarves. The weather is getting colder and I need some more scarves to keep me warm :) Pattern: I followed step by step tutorial from Simplicity, Sew Your Own Infinity Scarf  . It was a very clear tutorial and fast to make. Fabrics: I chose three knit fabrics from stash ( yellow & grey stripes knit jersey, deep blue and white light weight knit jersey) and I bought one more light weight knit cotton in emerald blue. But in the end I made three and I left behind the white one. I will work on it another time.. :) Sewing process: As I mentioned before, it was easy and fast project to make. I have done my three scarves in less than two hours :) The tutorial were clear and easy to follow. My scarves are based on the short version, here is the link . I made my first scarf with emerald blue fabric, the size is exactly same as the instruction said. I cut my fabric 60" width and 25" wide, the finish

MAGAM January Plan

Hello.. Starting from January 2015, Make A Garment A Month Challenge (MAGAM) is moving to a Facebook group. All of you are welcome to join us, just simply click on this link for more detail :) And for this month, I will be making a plaid jacket based on Burdastyle pattern - wool blazer 10/2013#106 size 36  with following modifications, I am going to lengthen the jacket until the top of my knee Omit the front dart and change the back jacket from two pieces of patterns to one piece. Change the original pockets to inseam pockets And as the MAGAM January Theme is to try a new technique, instead of finishing the jacket with snap fastener I will use bound buttonholes For the fabrics, I will be using 2.5 yards of  plaid wool blend and 2.5 yards of silk satin in deep blue color for the jacket lining. Here is the closer look of my two fabrics, Now, I am working on my grey wool jacket to test the pattern. You can see the quick update on My Facebook Page Happy Sewing!

DIY Friday : Pattern Weights

Hello... This week on "DIY Friday" I decided to make things that I need and I want to make for so long. Pattern weights! Yes, I need them so badly to replace tuna cans that I use to weight my pattern :)   Well, look at how cute they turned out! And also, they were so easy and fast to make. I did all in 2 hours :)    Pattern: I followed tutorial and free pattern from Tea Rose Home : Pattern Weight . Feel free to check over the link for more detail. Materials: I used home d├ęcor fabric scrap, thread and rice for filling. Sewing process: I download the pattern and cut the fabric. I cut 8 pieces but in the end I made 7 because I run out of rice :( Here is my fabric pieces after I cut them, After I have all the fabric pieces, I sew them according to the instructions. Then I stuffed them with rice. As shown in the picture below, After all stuffed with rice, I sew the opening area carefully by hand. As shown in the picture below, That's it! I am

My Last Garment Of 2014 : Basic Long Sleeve Top

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015! Today post is about my last garment of 2014 and also my December garment of MAGAM Challenge :) As I mentioned on  My Facebook Page some days ago this top is based on Spanish sewing magazine "Moda Diana" no.75 - 3P I was planning to make the top with purple knit fabric only but I decided to add color block with dark purple knit because I want to make a not so boring basic top. At the end of my work, I liked my new top and I am happy to have one more casual top that I can wear with my jeans :) Pattern And Alterations: As I mentioned in the beginning, for the pattern I used Spanish sewing magazine "Moda Diana" no.75 - 3P size 34/36. The minimum size of the original pattern is 38/40, so I have to grade down the pattern to size 34/36 with following alterations, I omitted the darts (bust darts and back darts) Made a color block by slashed the front top pattern in two pieces Shorten the sleeve length 2 cm Reduced the length of the top