Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Finally, my latest project. It's 90% percent done. Will update soon.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Colour theme : Turquoise
Top left : Linen for hubby's shirt (decide he's not wearing baju Melayu for this one cause he'll only wear it this once and probably wear it again in 2 years time), sending it to tailor
Bottom left : SB Line for DD, Baju kurung pesak Pahang, will be done by moi
Right : A fabric called Sarong Discharge from Noor Arfa for bottom and a gold/turquoise embroidered lace for top, may do this myself.
All in not more than RM130. Good job eh? Have not worn lace for the past few years. Excited about this.
This lilac-ish batik print called Sarong Masjid Terapung (for some reason) was purchased at Noor Arfa. I actually have the lilac top I made for raya. So we'll see how this goes.
And what does an avid sewing hobbyist bring for bedtime stories when she's away? Recently bought sewing magazines, of course.
My daughter wearing the tiered dress I made months ago.
Bottom : Kain kembang payung, Fabric : Italian cotton
Top : Semi circle kaftan, Fabric : Chiffon
Baby's dress : Tiered dress, Fabric : Japanese cotton
Hairband : Flowered lace lined with velvet and glued to an elastic band
Is there any difference between Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian etc. cotton?
Or it's just the designs are made there?
Saturday, September 18, 2010
This was taken on our way back to Penang. The van in front of us actually had an industrial sewing machine at the back which I thought was funny coz I had my portable one in our car. The normal 3 1/2 hours drive took us 5 hours which was not bad at all considering my parents in law drove to Kelantan for 12 hours.
This picture below was taken right in front of the house in my hometown in Penang. I bought extra 1.5m chiffon in this colour as it matches the skirt more and I actually bought 3 metres of lace to sew at the edges of the arms but was told not too because the lace looks el cheapo :-( I bought a contrast purple lace which I might add to this anyway. I like it regardless. This top is actually a round kaftan, a semi circle. For the edges, I used the narrow hem and just sew way below the armpit to the waist, not sewing right up to the bottom hem. I made this in Penang in just 30 minutes....easy peasy...
And the purple lace flower hairband was made by my cousins. Love it!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
And not forgetting my little angels baju kurung pesak I made last minute. A mother-daughter number.
I still wish I made them more kemas on the insides tho.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
OK back to the project, most of my long skirts & knee length skirt have always been ala princess seam or mermaid cut. I believe it accentuates my waist down (yang besar di tengah-tengah). I am doing this with a batik print I bought in Kelantan 2 years ago. I didn't have the right top to match the kain. So now I have. Yeay!
The pattern. Cut the basic skirt pattern and cut and paste the desired pattern. True meaning of cut and paste. Hehe
Friday, July 30, 2010
And of course, the angel herself. She floated on the clouds from heaven and landed in my arm.
My lovely models.
Great job guys.
Till the next themed party. :-)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A pirate woman dress for my 6 year old niece. Erk! She wants to look like this. But fret not my dear friends, I'm gonna tone it down.....slightly. Let's see how the results will turn out. I'm making one for my DD also. The party is in 2 weeks time. Stay tuned!