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Boucle Jacket And High Neck Top

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Hi fellow sewists, I mentioned in my  Instagram post  two weeks ago that I finished the boucle jacket but I postponed my blog post because I wanted to make a new high neck top to wear with it as the model wearing in the picture below. Both garments are my entry to  #magamsewalong  October and November "Seasonal Stashbuster" hosted by  Sarah Liz . The boucle and brown colour silk satin lining fabrics were inside stash for ages and I bought the grey knit jersey last year.

Burdastyle Wrap Shirt

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I decided to make this wrap shirt last week for my entry to  #burdachallenge2018  on Instagram and so surprised that I did this shirt in three days. I didn't make a muslin or wearable muslin, I was too brave but happy the final result wasn't so bad. It was a little bit loose at the shoulder and the wrap was too low for my liking but I can wear it. I will raise the wrap and make better fitting at the shoulder one day I make this shirt again. Pattern:  Wrap Shirt 07/2018 - 107  I used size 36 for the bust, 38 for the waist and hip. I did full arm adjustment and I'm happy with it. Fabric: I used printed knit jersey, leftover from  my previous dress  that I made in July.

September Garments

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Hello fellow sewists, I made one wearable muslin and three dresses based on  Burdastyle Bow Back Maxi dress 129 - 11/2013  size 36 last month. And I'm glad that I wore the three dresses during my trip to Bangkok in the beginning of this month. They were perfect to wear in hot weather because I used cotton fabrics and the style was little bit loose and cosy 💕

Simplicity 1314 Slim Pants And Kimono Top

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Hello fellow sewists, I was checking my last post here in the blog and realised that I didn't make update for more than one and half months. I was busy with a lot of things but still making stuff/garments and most of them I published in  my Instagram . As things are back to normal this month and kid is back to school, I have a little free time to write a post and reading your posts too 😍 My latest makes are kimono top and slim pants, both are my entry to  #magamsewalong  hosted by lovely  Sarah Liz . This outfit is my August garment, I'm late but better late than never 😊

Sleeveless Dress - Simplicity 1314 C.

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This dress is my entry to #magamsewalong challenge in Instagram this month hosted by Sarah Liz . I am not sure if I followed July's theme, but I made a dress that I need at the moment 😊 I'm glad that finished just before the end of the month and wore it yesterday on our visit to Tokyo Disneyland. Beside this dress, I also made two more dresses to wear during summer holiday and I'd love to share with you in later post.

Raglan Cap Sleeve Dress - Burdastyle 08/2014

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I was searching for the right pattern for my Liberty cotton tana lawn that I bought in London last year and happy I found  Burdastyle raglan sleeve chiffon dress 08/2014 . I think that my lightweight fabric is close enough to the original fabric suggestion. The original dress pattern has gathered cap sleeve, scoop neckline, pin-tucked front, hidden pockets and mini length. But in mine, I did the pin-tuck at the back too, omitted the hidden pockets because they look bulky on my final dress and I lengthen the dress to knee length.  Also, I omitted the body lining as the original pattern because my fabric wasn't transparent.

May Flower Kimono Dresses And MMMay'18 Round Up

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Hello friends, I made two cotton dresses recently based on Japanese sewing book that DH brought to me from Japan. The book name is Simple Adult Clothes (translated from Japanese) and I used pattern number 2, a simple v-neck kimono tunic that I lengthen the pattern into a dress.  As I am not sure about the sizing, I decided to make the first dress as wearable muslin in white and purple floral print in size M. I found out that the dress was too roomy for my liking, so I have to reduce 6 cm in both sides from under arm down to the hem. For the v-neckline, I was following the original pattern instruction to use binding from the same fabric but it doesn't work for me. So, I changed to knit ribbing binding in white, sew it around the v-neckline and top stitched with twin needle. For the seam allowance, I used 1.5 cm in all edges and 3 cm for sleeve and hem allowances.

Colour Block Marua Tunic Dress

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This dress is my second version of S1033 Marua Tunic - My Image pattern #15 with modification. As I mentioned in  my first version , the original pattern was asymmetrical hemline tunic which I changed to normal hem and lengthen a little until my knee, also lower the neckline 1.5 cm and made full arm adjustment. And in this second version, I shorten the sleeve length until just the top of my elbow. Also, add the colour block in black knit cotton because I only have one yard of printed knit. Glad that I have black knit scrap in stash that is matching well with the print, otherwise I will go to fabric shop to buy the new piece.

Bomber Jacket

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I made a bomber jacket last month and this is my second version from  Burdastyle Double Button Bomber Jacket 04/2017  size 36. I used knit fabric in Dahlia print and lightweight knit in brown colour for the lining. The original pattern doesn't include the lining but I decided to go with it for more professional look. This lightweight bomber jacket is my entry for sewing challenges in Instagram: " Alternative April"  #magamsewalong  hosted by  Sarah Liz Sew Style ,  #burdachallenge2018  for April hosted by  saturdaynightstitch and  #2018makenine  second garment hosted by homerowfiberco .

Hand Knitted Cardigan

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I am participating some challenges in Instagram this year, one of them is  #2018makenine  hosted by  Rochelle New  and glad I finished my first garment that I worked since January. For the pattern, I decided to chose free pattern -  Estuary  v-neck cardigan size 36 that I found in Ravelry. The cardigan has a simple stockinette stitch for the bodice and sleeve, 2x2 rib for the sleeve and hem bands and 1x1 rib for front/neckline band. I skip the colour block style and use one colour only because I have enough amount of yarns in my stash and as promised I wouldn't buy new yarns this year except when I am on travel 😁

March 2018 Garments

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This dress was made last month for my entry to "Mad March - make a dress"  #magamsewalong  hosted by Sarah Liz Sew Style . After thinking and selecting the fabric and pattern, I decided to try  Diana dress S1034 from my image pattern . Diana dress has nice pleats at the front neckline, long sleeves and simple shape of shift dress but sadly I didn't like the final pleats on me after I tried the muslin (I posted the picture on  My Instagram ). And instead of making one more muslin and solve the pleat issues, I changed the pattern. I chose another pattern from My Image, Marua Tunic dress S1033 size 36. The original pattern of Marua has asymmetrical hemline and finished the neckline with facing but I modified it to my liking, regular hemline and finished neckline with a band.

Feature February Outfits

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I made three selfish garments last months and all of them are my entry for  #magamsewalong  hosted by lovely  Sarah Liz Sew Style  The two garments (colour block turtleneck t-shirt and jeans pants) finished on time but the pink t-shirt in the picture above finished two days ago. Luckily that the weather is getting cold again, so I can wear them. I wore the pink t-shirt with jeans pants yesterday and wearing the colour block turtleneck today. Also, the scarf was made by me and I think it goes really nice with the pink t-shirt. I was lucky to have enough amount of scrap plum colour knit in my stash.

Boy's Raglan Sleeve Tops

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Hello fellow sewists, Today I want to show you the finished three tops that I made especially for dear son. The reason why I decided to make them instead of buying in the shop was because I want to use my stash fabrics, scraps and garments to refashion. Besides, I want to follow my 2018 sewing plans to reduce stash and to reuse previous garments that are still okay.

My Image M1766 Coat

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Hello fellow sewists, I made a new coat and this is my first post of the year after a long absence. But before I write more, I want to wish you a Happy New Year, may 2018 be filled with happiness, love, health, prosperity and many sewing time to come. I have been sewing and knitting lately but no blog post, I was thinking to make one post about all my makes but then I gave up due busy time. But you can see all the photos on  my Instagram  if you are interested. About the coat, this garment is my entry for  #magamsewalong  January with the theme "Join In". To fit on the theme, I decided to make a garment that I really need at the moment and using stash fabric instead of buy the new one. But unluckily I don't have matching colour silk for the lining. I have black, three different blues, grey and white but no purple 😥 So I went to buy 4 yards of deep purple silk in the local shop that's enough to make two garments.