Monday, 21 May 2012

New baby!

*sigh* Now I'm officially a janome user. Goodbye Singer. It's not that the latter brand is bad, but the after sales care sucks. I couldn't even get it serviced. I called and called asking to service my machine but they gave empty promises. So in the end, I bought myself another one. This time I chose Janome because the company (Epal malaysia) gives me a year free lessons and teaches me to look after my baby well. In addition to this machine, i get a set of books plus patterns, VCDs and 15 set of different foots. They even have beginner classes to teach me how to use the foots. Finally, I am able to expand my skills. Will update more soon.

Teardrop bag: Week 2 & 3

iron interfacing to fabric pieces

making the pleat

attaching the band

assembling the outer bag

making the hip

attaching the hip

basting the handle piece

voila!! Can't even wait for week 4 to get it done. It is so straighforward. I love this bag. The instructions in the book are quite easy to understand but surely not for beginners as there are no photos to display the steps. This is going to be my fave bag for a few weeks until i get to sew another one.

Sew Along : Teardrop bag pattern by Amy Butler Week 1 update

I've decided to join a sew along project organised by a page in FB (1H1P- 1 hari 1 produk). A group which aims to inspire members to be productive, at least a product a day, almost impossible for me as I'm only sewing when i have a free time. Anyway, we decided to do all the patterns found in Amy Butler's styles stitches book. So here is the first project as voted by many. The teardrop bag. I've chosen my fabrics and cut out the pattern pieces.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Dresses and blouse

I've found new passion in sewing clothes that can be worn specially for my girls and nieces. Though not that skillful, but I've managed to sew a few. Here are some of my handmade dresses
Try my hand at shirring a simple dress for my niece for her birthday present.  Got this idea from my girl's dress.

Did a blouse for my mum which I traced from my old blouse.

My very first dress for my girl Lisa. Pattern from a book.

Joined a sew along and did this. Way to big for my little girl.

My biggest achievement so far, hehe...flower girl dresses for my sis wedding last february.