Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2 more dresses

Made two more dresses for Tara.  The pink paisley dress is another variation of the first dress I made for her.  This one I added ruffles at the hem.  However, for the other dress, I added sleeves which is not in the pattern given.  I was trying to be a bit more daring and see if I could actually do it!!!  When Tara tried on the dress, the sleeves seemed a little tight.  Was wondering if I want to make that kind of sleeves, maybe the dress size or the armhole size has to be a size bigger.  My dress making knowledge is Zero so I have to adapt a 'learn as I go along' attitude!!! The 'Ripper' tool is my best friend for now!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

My latest addition....Brother 3034D

As I have been trying to learn to sew clothes, I thought it would be wise if I buy an over lock machine.  I was bouncing the idea of getting either the Juki or Brother machine.  Somehow after talking to my cousin who also owned a Brother 3034D serger machine, I decided to go along with her and get the same one.  This baby has helped me sew clothes with fantastic speed!!!

I actually made a simple dress within 3 hrs ( an accomplishment if I may say so!) and wore it the same evening to a wedding dinner!!!!  Using this machine has made the edging of the clothes so neat and tidy.  I never realised how a serger and a normal sewing machine differ in terms of neatness and speed!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Key holder

Made this key holder for a friend.  She loves cats!!  I, on the other hand, am the opposite!!!  I just hope she likes it!!!

I am still working on my Floral fantasy appliqué.  One third more to go!!!!  My target is to get it finished before the year end!!!  Really hope I can do it!!!  :-)