I made a dress a while ago, way before I made a dress for Cindy as her birthday present. I’ve been so busy afterwards, that I wasn’t able to update. Fret not, it’s here now! I’ll probably update on Cindy’s dress when we have time to photograph her in the dress later. 🙂
The first garment I made is a super short shift dress. I love the print, I find it cute and complicated, yet still subtle. It’s a pretty print and looks a lil’ ethnic, too. The fabric is really thin so it’s suitable to wear under the hot sun. All in all, it’s a comfy piece of top dress!
I also sewed in some buttons and added pockets shaped like the fish-like print on the fabric.
.. and a lil’ button closure at the back.
Next, is a sweet, romantic and pretty dress. Again, I made the pattern myself from scratch.
As always, I like to mix two things together. And as for this dress I love the juxtaposition of the structured pleats on the bodice and the more soft, flowy silhouette of the gathered skirt. The initial idea was that it was supposed to be a pleated skirt but the I transferred the pattern wrongly, so I had to compromise and gathered the skirt instead. It was kinda a risk cause it could border to looking maternally. I thought it was gonna be really ugly and I was about to give up and buy a new fabric to start over (typical me) but it’s a RM36-per-metter-cotton, for god’s sake! So, I made it work, and it actually turned out better than the initial design. I had fun doing all the pleating details on the neckline. 😀
I also love the A-shaped silhouette, because it compliments my body. I’m very pleased with the result. I think it looks like it just came out of a store. My sewing skills has improved a lot and I’m so proud of it. Oh, and I actually sewed an invisible zipper at the back only to find out that I didn’t need it at all as the waist is loose and the the neckline is big enough. Oh well, at least I can take it off really fast when I need to, if you know what I mean 😉
Okay, now, let me know what you think alright? and I welcome any form of encouragement! 🙂
And oh if you’re a seamstress or know any good one lemme know about your blog because I wanna make a new blog list for it.
awhhh. the fishy thinggy tu comeel. 😀
hehe thanks! 🙂
Aisyah! Jadi lah my seamstresssssssssssssssssssssss…. Hahaha. (Ada rasa annoying tak?) =P
kalau u nak, cakap laa. hehe 😛
Yay! GREAT! 😀 Tak sabar nak fabric hunting. Hehehe..
Eyh. U tengah cuti ker?
yeah, cuti. oh.. sale baru habis rasanya. or this week is the last. i dah borong dah fabrics banyak ni. hoho
Pretty! Yg fish-like shape tuh, it’s called paisley. Macam teardrop but swirly-er. 😀
Tak nak try different kinds of fabric ke? The A-line shape would look great in softer flowy material too.
Haritu I came across a really cool blog by an Indonesian lady living in Japan. http://verypurpleperson.com . She sews her clothes and has tutorials and stuff too!
oh yes, paisley! haha i thought i heard it somewhere but I totally forgot. *smacks head*
oh nak try, but usually I pick fabrics based on the print. and more slinky fabrics rarely have the prints that I like. ada, but it’s usually expensive. haha. and plus, I usually make casual stuffs so not so sure how silk can pull off casual. however, I’m looking forward to trying chiffon after I use all the fabrics I’ve bought! hehe.
oh and thanks for the link! I saw her stuffs on burdastyle but never visited her blog.
hi aisyah 😀
i love how you turned the fabrics into that piece
and btw, i’m selling more rare design cotton, in case you are interested 😉
oh my. yg yellow tu u bli daripada blog ari tu ke?
cantik gilaaaa babe! serious
oh, tak. tak jadi beli. sebab kain tu dia med weight. ni i beli kat Gulati’s. banyak lagi polka dots kat situ. hehe
oh yeah, thanks thanks babe! =D
wah, cantik dan cool.. baju cantik body cantik… potongan yang baik bagi baju dan body… bagus, memang matching… :p
u shud cek out loobylu.com… she’s lives in australia and dia buat jahit-jahitan yg comel-comel aje taw!! take a look okay!!
Those are some pretty dresses babe. Simple yet can be very seductive. Erkk.
really? thanks 🙂
awk. nk beli ur clothes.
meh la datang rumah, tengok2. haha
rajin sungguhh menjahit. i selalu hangat2 tahi cicak je
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