The menswear sewing series continues…
After sewing my first men’s shirt for my grandpa by using an old shirt of his, I wanted to try using an actual pattern with instructions. When making my grandfather’s shirt, I found I was unsure about how some of the components were sewn together. Such as the yoke and the sleeve placket. I wanted to find a proper pattern with instructions to learn the correct techniques.
I wanted to make my boyfriend a shirt this time around. When looking online I couldn’t find many fashionable and modern men’s shirt sewing patterns out there. Until I came across Mimi G’s Simplicity 8427. It is a slim fit button up shirt with variations for the cuff and collar style. Continue reading “Men’s fitted shirt – Simplicity 8427 pattern review”
This Christmas I made a few of my gifts including reusable beeswax food wraps for my sister and a drawstring bag for my mum!
Continue reading “Beeswax food wraps and a drawstring bag”
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.
Continue reading “Korea fabric haul part 3: a bumblebee 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.
Continue reading “Kaftan Pyjama Dress”
This is the third creation made from fabric I bought in Korea last year. You can read about the first two projects here and my fourth project here.
This fabric is a light and flowing blended fabric which I chose with my mum in mind. The dress pattern (Simplicity K1418) I found for $1 in Ararat, Victoria when on a road trip with my friend from Melbourne to Adelaide! It comes with variations in the design of the bodice neckline, back details and sleeves. My mum chose the design with the plain back panel and short sleeves. Continue reading “Korea fabric haul part 2: a floral dress”
I finished my dentistry degree in December last year and have now been working for 3 months. The ‘adult life’ of full time work means I haven’t had as much time for sewing, so it has been a bit quiet on this blog and my instagram. Also there’s the fact that I haven’t had much inspiration of what to sew… until now.
Continue reading “Two-piece Dress – Graduation Outfit”
When I went to Korea in September last year I bought fabric from the Dongdaemun Shopping Complex. I bought a couple of meters of various polyblend fabrics (in 4 different prints) and a couple of meters of navy blue hanbok silk.
I have not yet used all of the fabric I bought, but do have plans in the works. So far, I have completed two projects!
First up, I made a tie for my dad’s birthday present using the hanbok silk. This was my second time sewing a tie. Last time I made a skinny tie, but this time I made a regular tie. Both style of tie will use the same pattern, but when you get to the final stage of folding the sides to the centre, for a regular tie you do not need to fold it in as much as for a skinny tie.
Continue reading “Korea fabric haul part 1: a tie and a top”