Author: Novita

Green Terra pants

Terra pants by Pattern Fantastique! Actually not a newly launched pattern, but I got more interested in it after seeing multiple versions around the internet. At first sight, it is a pattern classic pleated pants. But the more I look at it, the more I understand the great shape of this pattern. The legs are wide with almost a cocoon shape. These pants are slouchy but not too exaggerated. The pants are supposed to wear with the waistband sits lower at the front and higher at the back. If you choose a size down, these pants become high-waisted like a […]

Favorite pattern: Merckwaerdigh high-waisted panty

Once in a while, I found a pattern that fit almost everything that I want and it is always a great day when it happened! This time it is a panty pattern by Merckwaerdigh called ‘Waistband’. It is a pattern for high-waisted panty with scalloped stretch lace around the waist and back leg. I have had this pattern for a while about never thought too much of it. This is the first version of the panty in size XS. I was surprised that it actually looks good when worn. However, the waistband is too high-waisted for me because I’m petite, […]

Red Kochi kimono

Hello and happy new year! It’s winter and I’m surrounded by the darks and greys that people are wearing. I thought something bright would make me feel better as I’m still not used to the cold winter, despite having been living here for several years. The pattern is Kochi kimono by Papercut patterns. From the description of the pattern:  “A boxy cropped jacket for any season. Make it in wool for winter or soft chiffon for summer, our three variations provide plenty of options. Features optional lining, 3/4 sleeves, drop shoulder, side seam splits, tie front and front patch pockets.” The simple […]

Style Arc Joni pants and oversized sweatshirt

Wow what’s with all the dust in my blog?? I can’t believe the last time I posted something was three months ago! It doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped making things though. If you’re following my Instagram, you might notice that I’m still sewing. I guess the instant way of Instagram posts has made me lazy to do a ‘real post’ in this blog. Anyway! This is one of the many unblogged things that I’ve made all this time. These pants are Joni knit track pants by Style Arc. You can find the pattern in their website or in the Etsy […]

Willow bralette and Mimi bikini bottom

Lately I feel more comfortable wearing thin bralettes than bra with underwire or foam lining. Maybe because it is summer and everything is just too hot. Then I noticed that Evie la Luve has just  launched some new patterns, one of them is this Willow bra. The pattern package includes 5 different looks, including wraparound style and longline style, with sizing from XXS to XXL. Usually I prefer to use pattern with band and cup sizing but I have had success with Evie la Luve’s panties patterns so I’d like to give this a try. This is a very good […]

Denim monpe pants

I have made three pairs of monpe pants (Japanese work pants) for my husband and he really likes them, so here’s a new pair in denim for him. Sorry for all the phone pictures!  We were in Shinjuku and I just snapped some quick pictures of him while we were there. These pants have elasticated waist, no side seams, right front pocket, and knee patches on the inside. You can read more about it in my first post about these pants. This time I used denim fabric in medium weight. The fabric is not as stiff as denim fabric for jeans, […]

Rite of Spring Shorts and Kommatia crop top

I was browsing the newest collection on Papercut Patterns’ website when I caught the sight of these shorts. The Rite of Spring Shorts is actually from their old collection, it has been around for several years now. Somehow I have never thought of them before. I happened to have some leftover denim that would be perfect for this pattern! The shorts have a quite flattering detail with the side seams moving forward at the top. To accentuate this interesting side seams, I topstitched them with rust-colored thread. The rise is quite high for my petite frame so I shortened the length […]

Aomori twist top and Kyoto tee

Papercut patterns has recently launched their new collection, titled ‘Sakura’. OMG have you seen it?? I fall in love with the whole collection and had to restrain myself from buying everything. So far I have gotten these two top patterns, Aomori twist top and Kyoto tee. The Aomori twist top has very interesting shaped pattern pieces that created the twist front. It has two options of sleeve lengths and can be made from knit or woven. My version was made with striped knit and supposed to be a muslin, but I love the result so much!   Despite the complicated appearance, […]

Tutorial: Kitten’s post surgery clothes

There are several request for the kitten’s post surgery clothes from the last post. Since I had to make more for the shelter, I documented the process for this tutorial. These clothes are meant for female kittens or puppies to wear after they have a surgery, usually spay surgery. For male kittens or puppies, the clothes usually have a ‘pee hole’ in the front part, but I didn’t have the chance to make one. The size is pretty small, the kittens that I made these clothes for weigh about 1.5-2 kg. Disclaimer: For personal use only. Please do not pass […]

Kitten’s post surgery clothes

Recently I was asked to make post surgery clothes for (female) kittens from the shelter I often volunteer at. These kittens are being spayed and they need to wear something that prevent them from removing the stitches after the procedure. I don’t have many experiences with kittens so at first I thought that the shelter was asking me to make cone collar. Then I learned that wearing cones is very uncomfortable for kittens, so what they want is special clothing. After making some research (googling of course) to find out what these clothes look like, I began to draft a […]

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