Saturday, May 29, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
To make dresses for myself and Nia mainly...
Been busy at the moment...
I'm currently off for an outstation trip again. For 3 days this time.
Can't wait to come home, sleep, relax and start purring on my machine again.
At the moment just sewing blog hopping in my hotel room..alone.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Taken from my other blog.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Both sides are nice.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
The house was a full house on Mother's Day, mom, siblings, nephews, nieces and cousin.
A sneak peak of a flannel blanket I made for a friend who just gave birth to a little girl. I'll post a better picture later. It was at night and the lighting were not too good. I wanted to show this anyhow because this is my first applique project. Not bad?
Another project for a friend who wants me to make a batch of breastfeeding covers. Before starting I thought of making the pattern and use my own fabric first. Just too see how it'll come out. It came out quite well. I tried using this while feeding Nia. She didn't like it. She kept pulling the fabric away. She's just not used to it. I guess you have to start them young. Too late for Nia. Or she prefers the Mama to bare her chest. Seriously I used to be a shy person before Nia came. Oh well....that changed a bit.Instead of rings, my friend wanted the adjustable buttons.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
- I altered the pattern to suit Nia's size. A big job for a 1st timer. Oh ooo, the shoulders are 1 inch shorter than the body.....amend amend
- Stitch Stitch...OMG the left shoulder is attached to the right shoulder...rip rip...How did that happen? Stitch stitch..
- Huh? Front attached to the back..since when? pppfff.....Rip Rip Stitch stitch...
- And more blunders, which probably cost me 5 metres worth of thread wasted. No joke!
- Thank God for seam ripper
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I am using a Brother Inovis Model NV30. It has 70 types of stitches to choose from. Straight, button holes and decorative stitch.
I had an agonizing experience to thread this manually. It was no simple task for a newbie like me. I had this machine for some time now kept in a box. My brother gave it to me. He purchased it at a promotional price. Buy a sewing machine and get an overlock machine free. He has not used this for ages. It has no significant brand but it’s a mean little machine. It is so mean that its model in the manual is different from the machine model. Leave to China to make exact copy of anything and everything under the sun. I decided to use it last week, just because. Another reason is, my baby NV30 comes with overlock stitches and foot. How convenient! I still need to familiarize myself using this little mean machine. The stitches are a bit loose at the moment. Finding ways to tighten it.
with mean internal....
Monday, May 3, 2010
Mom wanted me to buy those brown paper and tracing paper for pattern making. Before this, I've been using A4 paper and newspaper je. Proper la sikit.
And these? These are sample fabric that was sold at the SS2 fabric store. I just can't keep my hand to myself.
My first ever pattern. The other patterns are mom's so it does not count. I am going to make day shirt and dress. Yeay! And the fabric below the packaging. Owh you don't want to know.
I have to post this one here as well because I love it too much. I have updated this in my other blog. It was a present from hubby for my birthday mid April. No wonder you see all those fabrics. I treated myself well on this year's birthday.
NOTE : I am going to update old posts on sewing from my other blog from time to time. So you'll older projects which was done earlier. Nothing WOW! Just sharing.