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.
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”