Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Shirt I Made For Myself

I'm still looking for fabric to make the sailor dress for Kayly...  Got the navy one but still looking for a thick white fabric that I want at a reasonable price...

Anyway, I just finished making my shirt (from an old sheet).,  It isn't done done done but all I have left to do is to hem it and trip off the extra threads.  It actually didn't take me long to sew the shirt, but making the buttonholes was gosh took forever.  Can't figure out why the stupid button holes on my machine keep on skipping stitches and make straight lines rather than... I don't know how to explain it.  But I'll take a picture of it.  I counted.  I have 5 button holes to make, and I had to redo it more than 50 times.  A spot on my shirt almost got a hole from undo the threads and redo ...  =(

My dad gave me the instruction to make the pattern base on my size.  I got 4 books here with the same instructions to make clothes with your own measurements.  I know this shirt isn't pretty.  It's the basic shirt.  My dad said as long as I can make a basic shirt, then I can design whatever I want.

This is actually the 5th one I made.  Dad said if I make 100 of them for practice, then I can make one for myself.  I don't have patience to do 100.  But I did 4.  So the 5th one I made I can actually wear (if I finish the hem).  I'm proud of myself.  But I gotta show my dad first and see if he approves it or not.  =)  Everything has to be perfect for him. 

I gotta figure out why my machine is so crazy making button holes.  Maybe it will be faster if I make the button holes by hand.

I got no make up on so please don't look at my face.  Just look at the shirt haha

See something sticking out from the other sleeve?  It's the facing that I didn't tuck in... All I got to do is some blind stitch.

Look at the mess that I have to clean up.  =(

See the yellow thing on the sewing table?  That's a seam ripper and it's my best friend  =)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Another July 4th Dress With Ruffles

I'm done shirring.  For real !!!  LOL
I think this is the 4th shirring I did.  It's so easy and fun to do but I think I did enough. 
I bought a few different patriotic fabrics from Joann so I decided to make another easy dress for Kayly, with ruffles this time.  =)

Kayly is sleeping right now so I have no model to try on this dress.  I'll take more pictures in the morning. 
Bed is calling my name...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

July 4th Dress

The sailor dress isn't done yet--- I haven't found a material that I want, so I decided to go ahead and make the July 4th dress.  (Another shirring dress, it's so fun and easy to do)

Now, tell me the truth, how much would you pay for this dress if it was for sale?  I asked my husband that and he told me "Five dollars!"  ...  I wanted to cry.  =(

Do you think I can make this and sell on etsy or ebay for $10?  LOL  that means I only make $2 an hour haha

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

New Project ~~~ Sailor Dress for Kayly

I've been "learning" by reading the tutorials all over the web for sailor collar.  I think I finally got it LOL.

Found some cute designs but still thinking and deciding which one is the easiest to do. 

  this dress is $29.49 from

  this one is very similar to the one above, or maybe it's the same one just different size haha

 this one is from kmart, didn't see a price

Uhmm...why do they all look the same now ??????

I think I'll do white dress with blue stripes rather than blue dress with white stripes.  (that's because I don't have enough navy fabric haha)

So let see how long it's going to take me to make this dress.  =)

Friday, June 1, 2012

First Refashioned Dress for me

I don't think I will do another refashion for me again because it's so hard.  It took me almost 4 hours, neglecting my daughter and my husband, this is what I came up with.  Doesn't look very pretty.  It's too loose at the waist, maybe I can save it for when I'm pregnant again.  Haha  But if it's not loose at the waist, I can't fit in it through my head.  There's no zipper or buttons no where.  I guess it failed. 

Do you notice the little green/gray something on the right of the pictures near my feet?
That's the ugly dress that I made for Kayly from the men's shirt.  I use it to clean the floor.  hahaha


Another Pillow Case to Kayly's Sun Dress with Shirring

I did one yesterday already but decided to do another dress.  I'm getting better at it.  I make the lines for shirring closer together and it gathers more.  I did this in total of  1 and half hour.  Not bad huh?  I think this dress is the cutest one out of all the dresses I made.

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Another Month of Sewing

So it has been 2 months since I started this blog.  Let see how much sewing I did last month.

1 pillow case dress
2 dresses from men's shirt
1 green dress from lady's shirt
1 skirt to dress
1 pink/green dress
and a bunch of alterations and mending

That's only 6 things.  =(