I bought some striped cotton blend fabric while in Malaysia last year with the intention of making a shirt for my grandpa. My grandma gave me an old shirt of his to replicate. I took it home to Australia with me and unpicked it. I had not made a men’s shirt before, so noted down how the garment was assembled as I dissembled it.
This Christmas I made a few of my gifts including reusable beeswax food wraps for my sister and a drawstring bag for my mum!
I found the fabric featuring bumblebees and white roses in Korea and instantly thought of my sister as she likes bees. I asked her what she might like me to make from this fabric and she had the idea of a wrap dress.
I have just returned from a holiday trip to Malaysia to visit family. While in Malaysia my auntie and grandma took me to a local fabric store. I probably didn’t need more fabric to add to my growing stash, but ended up buying 5 different fabrics with 5 future garments in mind. So look out for them on my blog!
While in Malaysia I also had the chance to try out my grandma’s antique Singer sewing machine! After Grandma showed me how to use it, I started on the first garment: kaftan pyjamas for my auntie, and completed it before flying back to Australia.
Something different to sewing this time: knitted socks!