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Matching March Magamsewalong

March theme for #magamsewalong is Matching March and I decided to sew a denim dress matching with a denim bag. And in the end, I decided to sew a zippered pouch to go with the bag. 
To follow my yearly theme, I used fabric from stash and leftover cotton scrap from the previous garment. Also, I managed to reuse my husband's shirt that he doesn't use for the pouch lining. 
So happy that I don't need to go out to the fabric shop in the middle of this difficult time.
Well, we don't have any social activities since the beginning of February and hope this pandemic will pass soon.

The pattern I used: Ottobre design denim dress 07/2017.
The bag and pouch were my patterns, I explained all in my Instagram stories, highlights Denim Bag  and I'll show you the pictures of the progress below.

My work progress of this dress was posting on my Instagram's IGTV and you can click the link if you are interested.

I cut the dress size 38 but in the end, I have to reduce both sides 2 cm, so I'll size down to 36 when I make the second version. 
Also, I raised the pocket placement 3 cm because they look too low for my liking.

I sewed the centered zipper, here is the video if you are interested to see the process.

The pocket is big and I like the shape and the top-stitch detail.

The denim bag was finished in two days included the hand-embroidery.
I sewed the leftover denim pieces and made the rectangle shape. 
I reused my old bag handles and used cotton scrap for the bag lining.
The hand-embroidery was inspired by Sashiko stitch and I love the result, very cute! I'd love to make another in the future.

I top-stitched the bag where the two fabric pieces met and added my style sashiko stitch. It was a relaxing process.

I love the bright print lining, it makes me happy as soon as I open the bag.

The process was enjoyable, as shown in the pictures above.

And here is the pouch, it looks lovely, simple and useful.

I mentioned before that I reused my husband's shirt for the lining, glad the fabric is strong enough and beige color matching nicely with red and dark blue.

The finished bag with the pouch, ready to go out with me for supermarket shopping ๐Ÿ˜Š

And two more photos of me wearing the dress and the matching bag. Pictures were taken in our balcony, no mask here but I always wearing when I'm out from the house.

That's it for today, stay safe everyone.

↔ Magamsewalong challenge on Instagram is hosting by Sue Stoney, Helene, and Suzy Robert. Thank you, ladies, ❤ I look forward to sewing April garment ✂️๐Ÿงต


Your outfit looks lovely. Nice work on the top stitching and embroidery.
Vanessa said…
I love all the details of your dress and bag! How great that you used everything from your stash, as well as your husband's shirt. That is resourceful, especially in a time like this!
Thank you, Vanessa. Glad I have some fabrics in my stash, enough to keep me busy during this difficult time. We are staying at home since the beginning of February and still don't know when we have a normal life. Stay safe ๐Ÿ™❤
Lisa said…
Adore all three of your pretty makes!! All coordinate perfectly, yet have their own 'personalities', so to speak. Love the sashiko stitching!! And that you used fabric and supplies you already had on hand. Wishing you and your family good health in these crazy times. Hugs!! :)
Thank you so much, Lisa. I didn't visit fabric shop during these difficult time but so glad to have enough fabrics in my stash.
Wishing you and your family good health too ��
Very cool denim dress, and you can wear it together with any color you like :)
Thank you Ellen ๐Ÿ˜Š