Showing posts from February, 2021

Color Block Dress

Hello friends, I was checking my closet last week and I realized that I needed to sew a few smart casual garments to wear for dinner out or a special occasion.  I made a list and started to sew my first garment, a simple color block dress to wear for dinner out with my husband and son in the local restaurant.  I followed my yearly plan and use stash fabrics first before buying the new ones. So, I checked my stash and found a leftover black crepe fabric and green lace remnant that I bought a few years back on my trip to Taiwan. The crepe fabric was just enough for the bodices, so I searched for another fabric in black and I found a knit blend for the sleeves. After I had all the fabrics, I decided to plan the dress design. I wanted a simple shift dress with a little addition. So I made the upper front bodice with an asymmetric line of lace over the black crepe. Also, lace over the black knit blend for the sleeves finished with a black sleeve band. I love this dre

December and January Garments

Hello friends, I'm back after almost two months away from this blog. I hope all of you are safe and well. Today post is about the garments that I sewed and cowls that I knitted from December to January.  I had so much fun drafting my own basic t-shirt jersey block pattern in December, I followed the Youtube tutorial from  Bobbin And Drew . Feel free to check it out, I'm sure you will love it as much as I do.  After I had my basic sloper, I made a wearable muslin as shown below. I used leftover yellow jersey fabric and added different fabric for the neckline, sleeve and hem because I don't have enough yellow fabric.  The result was a little big for me, so I have to reduce both sides of the body and sleeves. Also, I made the neckline into a scoop neck style finished with the neckband 1.5 cm wide. After I did the yellow t-shirt, I made the red and grey t-shirts using knit cotton that I bought from the local shop. I made it a little shorter than the yell