Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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
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
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!!! :-)