September Garments

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 πŸ’•


As I mentioned on my Instagram post, my first plan was making the wearable muslin using cotton shirting fabric and the real dress using teal blue and white floral Japanese cotton fabric.
I supposed to use the cotton shirting fabric for DH's shirt but it was blemished,  I found out after I prewashed - it was full of tiny black spots all over the fabric. So I used it and will cover the blemished area with embroidery later when I have time.


Sewing process started with making some changes on the pattern, the original pattern is a maxi dress with back bow and long sleeve - perfect to wear for party and I modified to a simple every day dress, short sleeve, knee length, no bow and no lace.
I did my first dress (picture below) based on this pattern in May but I didn't like the neckline, front neckline was too high and back was too low (as original pattern has). So, this time I changed the front and back neckline to my liking and I made the wearable muslin first to see how the pattern works.

And here is my wearable muslin, I like the new neckline. I lowered the front neckline at CF 3 cm, added the shoulder length 3 cm, raised the CB few centimetres to balance the CF and made a new line of the neckline front and back. I also made full arm adjustment.


I did the printed teal blue and white cotton dress after the wearable muslin done and decided to add bodice lining, I used white silk satin from stash. 




This printed green dress was made as soon as I finished the teal blue and white dress, I decided to make sleeveless, v-neckline and added front bow as final touch. The fabric was Japanese cotton that I bought together with teal blue and white cotton in Nippori Textile town.



The last dress was made two days before my trip to Bangkok and glad I was done the night before our flight. I made it in v-neckline as the green dress and finished the sleeve with ruffle. The sleeve length just below my elbow (including the ruffle). I added bodice lining too on this dress because the Liberty tana lawn was too transparent, I used silk satin in blue from stash for the lining.




That's it for today post, I'm off for some weekend activities with my family, no sewing but will be knitting later at night 😊
Happy weekend everyone πŸ’•πŸ’•

P.S. My teal blue and white dress was my entry to #magamsewalong September hosted by Sarahliz Sew Style


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  1. I love your beautiful dresses! The last one in blue with the bell sleeves is just gorgeous on you!

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  2. Lovely dresses, pretty materials and patterns, they look perfectly made.

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  3. All three of your dresses look very pretty, Hana! The silk linings are luxurious. I like especially the green one for you!

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  4. Hanah, I love all three of your dresses. You did a beautiful job with your pattern alterations, the fits is great.. Love the v-neck with the bow..
    Happy sewing.

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  5. I love all you fabulous dresses Hana! You are amazing! ♥

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  6. Your dresses turned out lovely, I love the fabrics you used. I hope you had a great time in Bangkok :)

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    1. Thank you Kat, I always love cottons as they are perfect for hot weather. We had a lovely time in Bangkok 😍

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  7. I love all your beautiful dresses too! You've added unique design details to each, it's hard to believe they are from the same pattern. The bow in the front of the green dress is lovely, and I really like the sleeve length you chose with the ruffled sleeve dress. With silk satin linings, they must feel glorious to wear. :)

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    1. Thanm you so much Lisa, silk satin is always lovely for lining but I prefer the non shiny side against my skin 😊😍

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  8. I am glad you are back blogging. I like sewing blogs because there is more sewing detail to read. And you always give us a good view of your dresses,ttheir insides, and their construction. All very pretty and different - amazing what you can do with one pattern and different fabrics and variations.

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah Liz, I love sewing blogs as well and hope to have more free time to write and read other blogs too 😍 Well, I love pattern hack and will make one more version of this dress before Christmas.

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