Showing posts from June, 2017

New hobby - Dressmaking for myself

I have been sewing apparels for my children but not for myself. The biggest reason would be I have no confidence and not daring to try on new design. I hardly wear dresses as I am very comfortable with just tees and shorts.

But it is different this year. Thanks to a group of mummy sewist friends who encourage me to try and give me lots of assurance. They picked a pattern called Belladone from Deer & Doe for me to try sewing my FIRST dress.

I did a draft on cheaper cloth and seek their guidance on some parts which I have problems, especially the bias part. I did it differently from the original.

I picked Sommer from Michael Miller to sew up this sleeveless Belladone dress. Not bad for a first timer like me. I did quite a lot of unpicking especially for the bias parts and the invisible zipper due to misalignment of the waistline. But overall, I am satisfied with my first attempt.

Then, I tried adding a cap sleeve on my next Belladone dress.

I love how my second dress turned out usi…