Selfish Sewing Week – Rose hip tights

Selfish Sewing Week – Rose hip tights

  Are you sewing along the Selfish Sewing Week Spring 2014? I’m lucky to have the chance to make one of the featured pattern, the Rose hip tights from Seamster Patterns. I think it is perfect pattern because it is something that can be worn by one person only! Unless you don’t mind sharing your tights with your…

Giveaway: JORD wood watch! – CLOSED

Giveaway: JORD wood watch! – CLOSED

Something a little different today! Several weeks ago I got an email from JORD, introducing their line of wood watches and offered me to review a watch of my chosen model. I don’t usually wear wristwatch but actually I like them, especially the classic wristwatch with metal link bands. So when I opened JORD website…

Bellatrix blazer – Papercut patterns

Bellatrix blazer – Papercut patterns

  You might have seen this blazer several times if you follow me in Instagram. This is my new favorite jacket, the Bellatrix blazer by Papercut Patterns! Actually I always thought that I was not a blazer person. Maybe a bomber jacket or coat person, but not a blazer one. However, after seeing so many different version of…

Eleven years old!

Eleven years old!

Suddenly my little baby has turned into an eleven years old tween!

Here Kitty Kitty set #2

Here Kitty Kitty set #2

  The kittens are back! You might remember my first set with this cat fabric here, which coincidentally is almost exactly one year ago. I still had enough fabric for another set and have been waiting for the right idea. This time the pattern is Merckwaerdigh BHS10 that contains a mix of 5 different bras, including soft bra,…

Cyd top and Wallis pants

Cyd top and Wallis pants

Another couple of Style Arc patterns! The first one is Cyd top, a peplum top with asymmetric seam lines across the front, front pleats, cap sleeves, and invisible zip on the center back. You can also make it without sleeves, or make the dress version using the Addison dress pattern. My alterations for the top are adding…

Bronze bra and panties set

Bronze bra and panties set

These are Merckwaerdigh BHST2, underwired bra with low back. The panties patterns are Merckwaerdigh MIX30 and Merckwaerdigh Mix25 that I have used several times before. The set was made with a Merckwaerdigh kit which includes fabrics and all notions, enough for one bra and two panties. Using kit like this is great because I can skip the mix and match step…

Summer Concert Tee – Pattern Parcel #1

Summer Concert Tee – Pattern Parcel #1

It is already March but why is it still soooo cold here in Tokyo? I just can’t wait for the warmer weather to arrive so I can wear other things than coat! Here is a tee that I made for the hopefully warmer weather next week. The pattern is Summer Concert Tee by Dixie DIY. The…

Orange Issy knit top and Elle pants

Orange Issy knit top and Elle pants

Since a number of satisfying projects with Style Arc patterns, I have ordered a few more from them. This is Issy knit top, which is the freebie for every purchase in February. The top has asymmetric neck drape and angled ruching across the front. The fabric is bamboo jersey from Mood Fabrics who actually is more suitable for spring or even summer. It…

Dog fur bolero

Dog fur bolero

Why would a dog needs a fur bolero, considering that she already has fur all over? The answer is not important though! I think Fuwawa looks fabulous in it, don’t you agree? The pattern is dog bolero from MillaMilla, my favorite Japanese pattern shop for dogwear pattern. They sell PDF pattern in their  Japanese site,…

Selvedge men’s jeans: in progress

Selvedge men’s jeans: in progress

I’m making another jeans for my husband! This time I want to make him a pair of selvedge jeans using jeans kit that I bought from Citron Jeans. Selvedge jeans has straight outseam that utilizes the selvedge of the fabric. The denim fabric used usually has contrasting color of warp on both edges. I have…

Kate dress (and thoughts about sewing everyday clothes)

Kate dress (and thoughts about sewing everyday clothes)

  Next from my growing Style Arc pattern stash! This is Kate dress, a wrap dress inspired by Kate Middleton’s engagement dress. It has several reviews on PatternReview who mostly highly recommend it. As usual for Style Arc patterns, I cut size 6. I shortened the bodice about 2 cm, but next time I might…

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