Tag: top

Laurie tee

My second Named Clothing pattern! This one is called Laurie striped tee. Here’s the description from the website: “A classic T-shirt with wide horizontal pleats on front that create a striped effect. A loose-fitting and casual model with short sleeves. Choose and elastic tricot, preferably quite thin. A slightly translucent fabric will make the striped effect stand out.” I still don’t like that I have to print, tape, and still do the tracing, but this pattern is only three pieces. I just traced the front and cut the rest from the taped paper. The pattern is drafted for 172 cm, […]

Garnet tops (+ dog tees)

As you might know, my wardrobe is mostly consisted of dresses, which is something that I had wanted to fix since the beginning of the year. But there were always some pretty dress patterns that distracted my attention and I kept making more dresses. A couple of months ago I bought these pair of denim from Modcloth on a whim. Note to self: there are certain times each month when I have to avoid online shopping site. Anyway, it is a high-waisted skinnies in stretchy materials and was the most loved item in denim section so I clicked and bought […]

Birdie Scout Woven Tee and Corduroy Moss Skirt

After finishing my corset, I yearned for a quick and easy project to refresh myself. Refreshing from one sewing project by making another sewing project? One might wonder if I have no life beside sewing lol. Anyway I was in Okadaya, a fabric store in Shinjuku, to find some corset supplies when I found this piece of double gauze fabric with cute birds pattern. It was only 70 cm but I bought it anyway, thinking that I could make it into a simple top. The Scout Woven Tee from Grainline studio has been in my stash for sometime and I […]

Banksia top and Iris shorts

  Actually I’ve finished this top sometime ago before we moved to this house, but haven’t got time to take proper pictures. I’m still looking for a nice spot for taking pictures, I kinda miss the blank wall in my old apartment. The pattern is Banksia top by Megan Nielsen. From the pattern envelope: “Semi fitted with button up placket front, and large peter pan collar it also features elbow length sleeves and shaping darts at the bust line. Pattern includes two different placket finishes based on skill level.”  It was my first time sewing a button placket like this, […]

Pink Pendrell and Zebra print Kasia

  The sun is shining today so I can take some pictures of my recent sewing. Here’s another combo of  Kasia and Pendrell that I finished a couple of days ago. When I made this Kasia skirt for me, I wasn’t quite sure if I would be wearing it often. Turned out that the skirt has become one of my wardrobe staples that I reached often. I decided that it  is time for another Kasia! As before, I printed the pattern at 92% and used size 38. I love this method -instead of merely shortening the hem- because it makes the shape and details of […]

My Renfrew Top

If you’re following Sewaholic blog (which you must!), you must have known that Tasia has just released her latest pattern, The Renfrew Top. It’s a basic knit top pattern with three neckline and sleeve options; and I was lucky to be one of the pattern tester!   It is a simple pattern, easy to sew, yet has a professional and clean result. My favorite part is the sleeve and hem bands, no stretched out hems! You don’t have to use serger to sew the top. My Renfrew top was entirely sewed with zigzag stitch on my Janome set on 0.5-1 on width and 3 on […]

Taffy blouse and Meringue Skirt

  Here’s a couple of projects that I made from Colette Sewing Handbook. I really love this book! I just can’t stop reading it cover to cover. The book has five patterns for size 0-18 in it, but this is not just a pattern book. It covers all the basic knowledge about garment construction with clear explanation and step by step pictures. I love that it also covers about good fitting, types of alteration and how to do it. My first Colette pattern is Negroni that I’ve used to make countless shirts for my husband. Taffy blouse would be my first Colette women’s pattern, this is quite a […]

On the sewing table

    These last couple of days I’ve been working on this little number from the Colette Sewing Handbook. The book  was as one of my birthday book gifts from my husband. It is such a gorgeous book! The fabric is mustard yellow charmeuse found in my favorite local shop that sells cheap out of print/end of bolt  fabric. It had a nice sheen, draped beautifully, and was easy to sew. The silvery beige bindings was also made from charmeuse, but it was more flimsy than the yellow fabric so sewing them was quite a challenge. Unfortunately it is raining the whole […]

Two Pendrells and One Kasia

  Lately I’ve been expanding my wardrobe with more skirts and tops. I have lots of dresses already, and I feel that I need to introduce something different to my wardrobe. My style always changes subtly from time to time, otherwise I will get bored of myself! I bought Pendrell blouse pattern by Tasia from Sewaholic sometime ago but only had the chance to try it now. I must say that I love it. So much that I made two in one day! The instructions are very clear and I only need a couple hours to make one blouse, from tracing […]

Fuchsia top

Summer is really here! It’s getting hotter everyday so I made another sleeveless top for summer. There is nothing too special about it, the pattern is top R from Stylish Dress Book 3 that I also used for my previous top. The fabric is swiss dot cotton in fuchsia that I really love. It was actually a thrifted dress that I never worn because it kinda look weird on my body. I should have took some ‘before’ pictures of the dress but I cut it up last night so the lighting wasn’t good. It was a short dress so the fabric wasn’t […]