Showing posts from June, 2021

DIY Wrap Swimsuit ( Third Version)

Here is the last garment I made last month, a wrap-style swimsuit made from lycra fabric from my stash. I made two similar swimsuits before and I was happy with the fit. So, I was okay with the process and was sure it would turn out as well as the previous ones.  The process took me two days, just right before our holiday. And I immediately packed it as soon as it finished.  I love this wrap swimsuit, the design hides the fatty tummy and is comfortable to wear for swimming. Also, the wrap style adds something special, so girly and stylish. For the pattern, I used my self-draft (TNT: tried and true pattern) and the sewing process was started by cutting the fabric pieces, sewing the elastic on the front lining and continuing to pin the necessary parts. I prepared the bands for the back ties and the side wrap. Sewing them as a loop and turning them inside out. I pinned and sewed the bands (ties) on the right front piece (wrap) and backside. Stitched the

Floral Puff Sleeve Dress

Hi friends, happy weekend. I'm showing you my new make, a floral puff sleeve dress for my entry to  #magamsewalong  "Jamboree June" challenge on Instagram hosted by Sue, Suzy and Whendy. My plan was to make a special and feminine dress to wear for a dinner out with my family or a staycation in the local hotel later in the summer holiday. For the fabric, I used a floral rayon crepe from my stash and for the pattern, I used a Burdastyle dress with puff sleeves and a front gathering pattern from 03/2013 edition size 38. I didn't have enough fabric for the whole dress, so I made an adjustment to the pattern by reducing the size of the skirt. Here is the look of my pattern after I traced it, I reduced the sides of the skirt at the bottom 13 cm and then drew a new line to the upper skirt. After I double-check the sizing, I found out that the bodices were too long for me. So I reduced 3.5 cm at the waistline. I marked it and fo

June 2021 Sewing Plans

Happy Tuesday, friends. I always like to make plans, especially for sewing. Because it keeps me focus on what I should make and avoid unnecessary sewing, also avoid wasting my precious time. I was checking my stash last week and realized that I still have enough fabrics to sew for a few months, which means I don't need to visit the fabric shop 😁 Honestly I always laugh when saying this.  I'll keep my promise but you know that fabric shopping is therapy and makes us (sewist) happy. My sewing plans this month are still the same as the previous month, I'll be sewing garments that I'm sure I will wear. Also, I will continue participating in the two challenges on Instagram, #magamsewalong and #sewyourwradrobebasics. I'm planning to make two dresses, one knit top, one slip dress to wear at home and one bathing cover-up to wear in case I'm going to the swimming pool. And here are the plans, all fabrics are from stash and leftover from the previous garments

Me Made May 2021 Round Up

Hi friends, I hope you are well. I was participating Me-Made-May 2021 and this year is my ninth year of participating, it was a fabulous and fun challenge. I completed the challenge and followed my pledge, wearing only me-made garments and refashioned during the whole month of May.  The picture above is the collage of the garments I wore last month. Most of them are old makes except the denim a-line skirt and a purple t-shirt that I made  in April , a pink cotton dress that I made  in the middle of May and two t-shirts in aqua blue and white I made recently.  Also, I managed to mend my two old dresses, skirt and refashioned my RTW long rectangle scarf into another scarf. Glad I did, they fit me better now.  Besides had fun and met like-minded people, I learned more about sewing and got some inspiration for future projects. I have so many plans after MMMay 2021 challenge, but I will be posting it another time. For now, let me show you my round-up. I realized tha