Men’s cargo pants: Failed!

Men’s cargo pants: Failed!

I had been spending several days making a pair of cargo pants for my husband. I cut the fabric and happily went sewing all those pockets and flaps. And when he tried them on, the waist is too small! Of course there is noone to blame but myself for not making muslin first or even fit…

Military jacket

Military jacket

I was just heading out of the fabric store in Shinjuku after finished shopping when a woman entered. Suddenly my attention got caught on the military jacket that she wore. I was never too interested in military jackets before. It seems like everyone is wearing them, at least here in Tokyo. So I was curious on why this woman’s jacket was…

Wyome boyfriend jeans – Named patterns

Wyome boyfriend jeans – Named patterns

More jeans! After finished making my husband’s jeans, I felt a weird craving to make more jeans. I even had a dream where I made a super neat topstitching on the waistband, probably because I thought about them a lot. I guess I really love making jeans. At this point there are two things that…

Repairing jeans pockets

Repairing jeans pockets

I just learned a lesson to always use good pocket lining materials for jeans. When I made these pair of jeans for my husband in 2011, I used quilting cotton for the pocket lining because I liked the print. They didn’t last the abuse that my husband put them through and torn apart after a…

Bronte top – Pattern Parcel #6

Bronte top – Pattern Parcel #6

  Pattern Parcel #6, this time is for the ladies! Syrah Skirt by Selvage Designs Bronte Top by Jennifer Lauren Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations Hudson Pant by True Bias Zsalya Top & Dress by Kate & Rose You can choose how much you want to pay for these parcel, and if you choose…

Selvedge men’s jeans – Full of Patterns 07

Selvedge men’s jeans – Full of Patterns 07

Sometime ago I posted that I wanted to make a pair of  selvedge jeans for my husband and have started making the muslin. It turned out that ‘sometime ago’ meant 8 months ago! Yikes. The good news is, the jeans are finally finished now! And actually it only took me two days to make them, just in…

Oversized cardigan

Oversized cardigan

Time for some fall sewing! You might recognize the fabric as one of the Merino wool that I got in the Anima pant competition. This is part of the knit pack prize from Papercut and the Fabric Store, a beautiful Merino wool jacquard in raspberry color. Recently this blog was voted as one of the Top 50 Best Bloggers…

Print mesh bra set

Print mesh bra set

My second self-drafted set! This one is a bra with partial band, or hook-up bra as it is called in Kristina Shin’s ‘Patternmaking for Underwear Design’ book. The panties pattern is also self-drafted using the same book, the same pattern as the ones from my white set. The fabric is mesh fabric with floral print in muted color,…

Selfish Sewing Week – Ensis tee

Selfish Sewing Week – Ensis tee

 Summer is over and Fall is coming! It means that I have to start preparing for transitional clothes before the weather gets too cold. It also happens that this week is Selfish Sewing Week – 2014 Fall edition! The perfect time to think about what I want to make for myself and not feeling guilty…

Self-drafted bra set

Self-drafted bra set

I just found out that a bra is not called ‘a pair of bra’! My apology if I was being confusing by talking about ‘a pair of bra’ and ended up just posting one. Where’s the other?! There are a pair of shoes, a pair of pants, and bra has two identical things on it just…

SJ tee and Sandra jeans

SJ tee and Sandra jeans

These are my newest favorite items of clothing! They were actually finished about a month ago and I’ve been wearing them a lot ever since. The top was made with the merino wool from the Anima pants winner prize that I got last month. I thought the sewing pattern should come from Papercut Patterns as well, so…

Racerback bra

Racerback bra

Unfortunately I haven’t continued my adventure in making sports bra, but during my ‘research’ (googling) I came upon this blog post by Katherine. In the post, she has made various types of sports bra prototypes, and one of them was made with Merckwaerdigh BHS10 that I happen to have. I followed Katherine’s lead and modified the pattern so…

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