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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

March 2018 Garments

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.

It was easy to modify this pattern, I just omitted the asymmetrical hem and made a new line of hemline but beware if you are tall, this tunic is too short for you. But as I am petite, the length just fine for me. 
For the neckline, I decided to lower 1.5 cm because it was a little high for my liking. Also, I made full arm adjustment on the sleeves.

Fabrics I used for this dress were Daisy print in black and white knit jersey that I bought during our visit to London last year and black rib knit from stash for neckband.

The process of making this dress was very quick, I used an overlocker for almost all edges, except the neckband but I used twin needle to top stitch.
The sleeves and hem were sewn with twin needle as well.




I also made a t-shirt based on this pattern, I just cut the length until middle of my hip and shorten the sleeves. I used leftover fabric from previous garments in green knit and used black rib knit for neckband. 

And I was glad that I wore both dress and t-shirt during my trip to Taipei. Picture below was taken in the Elephant Mountain where I can see a lovely view of Taipei 101.

Before I say goodbye, I want to show you my bomber jacket that I made to wear on trip. Pattern from Burdastyle double buttons bomber jacket 04/2017 view A. I like the jacket and wore it a lot during the trip but I didn't sew the pockets due limited time. I will make another one soon in other colour than grey and will sew the pockets and add the lining 😊
Happy Sewing!

Love,
Hana  @velvetribbon_sew

14 comments:

  1. Lovely dress, Hana. The t-shirt and jacket look beautiful as well. I hope you had a wonderful time in Taipei.

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    1. We had a wonderful time, Olivia. Thank you.

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  2. I love the bomber jacket, and your lovely dress! The photo from Taipei is also a very pretty one of the surroundings.

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    1. At first I didn't like bomber jacket but I love it now and wanting to make one more 😊

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  3. You solved the problems with the dress brilliantly Hana. Your bomber jacket is also lovely. Great makes all round!

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    1. Thank you Sue. I hate changing plan but I have to.

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  4. Lovely dress with a beautiful fall and drape. Same for the cute top. And that bomber jacket is the best! :)

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  5. Oh wow!! I love all of these but the bomber jacket is the "bomb" (couldn't resist the pun). The Tapai skyline is very pretty.

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    1. Thank you Mary. I love how cosy the bomber jacket is. And we were lucky didn't catch the rain during our trip.

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  6. I like the bomber jacket very much. Such an on-trend and versatile piece!

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  7. What a lovely array of garments - the dress is very pretty, the t-shirt smart, and as for the bomber jacket - somehow you have managed to make this look very smart too. I am not really a fan of bomber jackets, but yours looks great.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz for lovely words. I wasn't a fan of bomber jacket but I like it after I made this. And I want to make one more.

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