Showing posts from November, 2021

Linen Top With Lace Applique

I planned to make a linen top with lace applique for my entry to "Sew Recreate The Look" challenge hosted by Jen  and Sharlene  on Instagram last month but couldn't make it on time. I finished the top on 7th May and I only managed to take pictures today.  This top is also for my entry to "Magam Sewalong" - April Amigas challenge hosted by Sue , Suzy  and  Helene  on Instagram, I got the lace fabric from my friend Ana Maria two years ago and I think this top matches the theme. The top design was copied from Pinterest,  link here  and the fabric was a linen from my stash. I lined the top with lightweight cotton fabric in off-white color. For the pattern, I used my self-drafted pattern. I modified my basic top sloper into the design I want. As shown below. I changed the side ties fabric into cotton shirting because the linen was a little hard to tie together, not so nice. The sewing progress involved a lot of pinning

Lace Dress

I mentioned in my  Instagram post  that I'm going to make at least two lace dresses to wear on a special occasion next month. As usual, I searched for inspirations on Pinterest and chose the right design that might suit me.  To start my sewing journey, I drafted the sheath dress pattern and made a muslin. I wasn't happy with the result, too simple for a special dress. So, I drafted another pattern with a princess seam bodice, I made a muslin and adjusted the fit. Again, I wasn't happy with the princess seam dress and decided to use the sheath dress pattern and modify it into a sweetheart style. I didn't make a muslin ( I was brave) and cut the peach color lace fabric as the main dress and silk satin as the lining. For this dress, I used five pieces of the main dress pattern (front bodice, back bodice, front skirt, back skirt and sleeve) and four pieces of the lining (front bodice sweetheart style, back bodice, front skirt and back skirt). The dre

October Makes

October was a good month for me, I finally managed to draft my basic pants pattern and made two pairs to wear daily. Also, I made a new t-shirt in red color, refashioned my dress that I don't like into a skirt and altered a few old makes (denim pants and long sleeves dress) and rtw swimsuit. I posted them all on my Instagram,  here is the link  in case you are interested to see them.  For today, I'm going to show you the journey of making my own pants. I was supposed to make these pants in September for my entry to #sewyourwardrobebasics challenge but I was so busy and couldn't make them on time. And as the October theme was knit, I decided to make a t-shirt to wear with my loose pants. I was happy that I completed the two garments and wore the outfit last week.  The progress of making the pants started with drafting the pattern, I followed the tutorial from an Indonesian sewist on Youtube Nina Modes. Here is the look of my basic pants pattern, back and front pieces