Happy 4th of July to all the beautiful ladies in the USA and a happy Monday to everyone else around the world. I woke up dreaming about an off shoulder sundress and that is exactly what I made in the first half of my Monday and I absolutely love it!
I am planning to conduct a lesson on it as well so this was the first prototype, I have plans to make more. So keep tuning in.
Being a bit on the curvy side means it’s always challenging to find clothes that fits perfect around all your curves. This was one reason I got back into sewing. And today I realize how a few simple well fitting silhouettes can dominate your style!
As you all know, I am a big fan of shift dresses. That is probably my number one silhouette. Well, this is my second. A well sewn, we fitted, tailored skirt. It can also be called a pencil skirt.
So this is my latest royal blue pencil skirt that I am absolutely in love with!
Pattern – Love sewing magazine – Lottie Skirt
Fabric – Cotton Stretch
I have three more skirts planned and looking forward to finishing them this week! Hope you all like it! Till next time.
I celebrated my birthday on the 29th of May and hosted a sewing themed party at my sewing studio. I believe birthdays are milestones to review and renew our goals in life. I am truly grateful for all the blessings that I received throughout the last year and I am proud of myself for becoming who I am today. As Sheryl Sandberg says,
“You will be defined not just by what you achieve,
But by how you survive.”
And to celebrate surviving this challenging life, I made myself a dress in one of my favorite colors and favorite fabric. Which is Pink Eyelet! I have been saving this fabric for sometime and didn’t know what to make out of it. I am extremely pleased with the outcome. The dress is fully lined in a matching cotton that I also had in my stash for years!
So without further ado, here is my beautiful pink eyelet shift dress!
Pattern – Simplicity new look 6145
Fabric – Eyelet/ Borderie Anglaise
And this is me wearing it!
I loved wearing it and hosting my party. Hope you all like it too!
I just realized that I mostly sew monochrome prints. My closet is filled with black & white outfits and I need to sew more colorful options. Anyhow, I was teaching a maxi dress lesson last week and the dresses of the students made me wanted to create my own. So I did. Here’s a my latest make for May with a fabric that has been in my stash for more than 3 years!
Did you’ll watch the movie, Dressmaker? I did. Thrice already and I love it. After watching it, I thought I should give more thought about sewing for others and today I am sharing a few projects that I have been doing for the past couple of weeks for others. It’s a challenge to sew as per their individual preferences, and me being a sewing introvert, thought it’s a good challenge. I honestly cannot say I enjoy 100% but it’s an amazing learning curve. So here are my favorites from the recent past…
#1 – MODEST IN AZTEC TUNIC
Design – Tunic top to wear with leggings
Pattern – New Look 6145 pattern hack (Shortened and shaped from the side seams)
Sewing time – 4 hours
Fabric – Polyester
#2 – VINTAGE DOTS DRESS
Design – Boat neck, Empire line fit and flare dress
Pattern – Tilly and the Buttons “Megan Dress” Pattern hack
Sewing time – 10 hours
Fabric – 100% Cotton
Details – Added a white trim to complete the hem
#3 – FLORAL LINEN DRESS
Design – Floral print Shift dress
Pattern – New Look 6145
Sewing time – 5 hours
Fabric – 100% Linen (floral Print)
Details – Fully lined with white Polyester
#4 – NAVY POLKA DOTS
Design – Navy blue polka dot dress
Pattern – New Look 6020
Sewing time – 6 hours
Fabric – 100% Cotton
Details – Contrast bias binding finish around armhole
#5 – TANGERINE MAXI
Design – Tangerine maxi dress
Pattern – Burda Style 7114 pattern hack (lengthened | added side slits | excluded collar detail)
Sewing time – 6 hours
Fabric – 100% Cotton Burnout
#5 – RETRO RED
Design – Red Skater Dress
Pattern – Self Drafted Pattern
Sewing time – 3 hours
Fabric – Textured Knit
Details – White cotton trim
Hope you all like it. I can’t wait to make more. Sewing is the best challenge that I have taken up and I am falling more in love with it after every finished project!