Me Made Chronicles – Outfit No:1

Hello World,

Wishing you all a fabulous holiday season and may we all get a chance to spread more love and cheer as well as some moments to be thankful for all the blessing we have received this year!

My first make for this month and for my 100 me-made outfit challenge is a polka dot blouse that I made out of  fabric I was gifted by a friend for my Birthday.

The Pattern

The Fabric

  • Cotton black and white polka dot (Gift)

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Till next time!

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Off shoulder Sun Dress

Hello Sewcialists,

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.

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Inspiration

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Hope you all like it.

Till next time…

Love, Ludee

The Floral Skirt

Hello Sewcialists,

So here’s another make of my current favorite silhouette – the pencil skirt. The fabric was sent to me by my aunt all the way from Melbourne and I absolutely love it! Enjoy!

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Until Next time!

Love, Ludee

The Ultimate Pencil Skirt

Hello Sewcialists,

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!

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Pattern – Love sewing magazine – Lottie Skirt

Fabric – Cotton Stretch

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I have three more skirts planned and looking forward to finishing them this week! Hope you all like it! Till next time.

Love, Ludee

 

Birthday Dress

Hello Sewcialists,

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!

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Pattern –  Simplicity new look 6145

Fabric – Eyelet/ Borderie Anglaise

And this is me wearing it!

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I loved wearing it and hosting my party. Hope you all like it too!

Till Next time!

Love, Ludee

Dangling Florals

Hello Sewcialists,

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!

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I am yet to wear it, hope you all like it.

Till next time.

Love, Ludee

 

Sewing for others

Hello Sewcialists,

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

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  • 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

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  • Design – Boat neck, Empire line fit and flare dress
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  • 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

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#3 – FLORAL LINEN DRESS

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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!

Till next time…

Love, Ludee