Showing posts from April, 2016

Batik Dress #5

Hello, I finished the dress for my April stash "make a garment a month" . The fabric is one of my oldest stash and it is a very special batik from my country produced by Batik Keris, I am not sure which type, I bought it just because of the print :) After so much thinking of the right pattern, I decided to use BurdaStyle pattern from 08/2014 #106A  size 36. The dress is sleeveless, seamed in between a natural and drop waist for structure and hip pockets, just perfect for hot summer weather. Actually, the pattern suggest to use scuba knit or high tech fabric but I went with cotton. And as I used cotton, I added 2 cm in the both sides until the waist and 3 cm in both sides of the hips. And then I drew new facings for front and back. I also added the dress length 3 cm - just right in my knee with 2.5 cm hem allowance and 1.5 seam allowance in all edges. The sewing process was enjoyable, I decided to hand-sewn the armhole facing to get prettier look - in my mind :) Th

Burdastyle Oversize Sweater

Hello, I made two sweaters based on Burda Easy A/W 2013 - pattern no 6 C size 34/36. These projects belong to  MAGAM March Challenge with theme "Moreish Makeover March". I was trying my best to finish them by the end of last month but I couldn't. These sweaters are my second and third versions, you can check my first version  for more detail including my work process. For the fabrics, I used medium weight knit cotton in dark blue with small flowers and pink with small white dots. I bought 3 yards and I only need 1.75 yards for each sweater, so I still have left over fabric enough to make summer top :) The sewing process was easy but somehow it took so long for me to finish. I started work with the blue sweater and decided to change the original hi-low hem with a normal hem and used black ribbing for the bands. The rest of the sweater is like the original pattern :) For the pink sweater, I added decorative pieces in the front and back. I did that by cut