Friday, December 24, 2010

My Third Blouse - Pleat Blouse

I told you that I spent the whole weekend sewing, right? Yup! I finished 3 blouses, and this is my third.

The concept is still maternity-like design, extra room on the middle part :). But this time, I divided it into 2 sections, the top and the bottom.

This is the back view, also comfy.

I also pleated the chest part and added buttons. Cute buttons, I love it!!

I managed to make the sleeve longer by adding cuff and shortening the body length. I wanted this blouse to be a bit formal, wearable to the office, and yet comfy.

Does this blouse represent office wear?

My Second Blouse - Buttoned Bib Blouse

This one right here is a PERFECTO. Well, at least to me. I made another blouse, with Misaki Natural, a Japanese Cotton. This is my first time working with Japanese Cotton, and it is soooo easy!! Definitely gonna buy more of this fabby.

I add few inches on the middle part to make it roomier!

This time I made a rounder bib on the chest, with buttons. Thought it would be hard, but to my wonder, it was easy and neat! Well, can't really see in this pix, right?

Okay, I'll turned it inside out. Now we can see the bib I mentioned about. Hahaha...

As for the sleeve, I want it to be comfy, so I made a bubbly sleeve with cuff. Through the process of making these blouses, I learned that 2 metres fabby are not enough to make a long sleeve blouse, especially for my height. Next time I'll buy 2.5 metres.

Overall, this is my FAVORITE blouse ;p

My First Blouse - Lacey Bib Blouse

I've always wanted to make my own blouse, but everytime I started, the idea was just lost. I bought 2 fabrics for this purpose on my last visit to KK, but still, I got no motivation, ideas whatsoever. Been sketching dress patterns, measuring my own body only-God-knows how many times, been surfing for the simplest patterns on the net... I am ALMOST gave up. But then I remembered, I got no clothes to wear on this Xmas vacation with the In-Laws.... Rummaging at my wardrobe, I learned that my new clothes are shrinking in size!!! (Ok, yes, it is me whose put up some weight, SOME ok...). Whenever they fit on my top, they'll be exxxtra fit on my middle part! And it ain't pretty......

So, I proceed with sketching and measuring.... until one day, my mom saw me struggling with my own body pattern.

(In Kedayan language)

Mama : Bahapa kan kau Nong?
Aku : Ani, mengira2 ukuran badan, kan membuat blaus.
Mama : Aduh, nda jua payah hantap.

Aku : Payah eh. Mama camana membuat ukuran?

Mama : Mun mama, ikut saja ukuran baju yang sedia, yang mimang ngam arah badan. Nda jua payah tu....

Aku : (-_-)

Aku : Camana buleh aku nda pernah terfikir pasal atu ah??????

Then my mom went on and saying that was how my late Grandma made her own clothes. And how my aunt Amit (my dad's sister) unstitched her favorite clothes to take the measurement. Hehehe... It is funny, the old folks way. Suddenly, I realized that I came from a family who sew. I am happy that I got something in common with my late Grandma.

And right after that conversation, my mind opens up! This is the result, my first blouse.

I tried to make a simple, but wearable blouse, hence, the design. My biggest problem would be on the middle part of my body, so I made maternity-like blouse. My first attempt would be the square bib on the chest. Not brave enough to make a round one. Haha!!

This white cotton lace I got from my mom's stash, coz I got no time to buy them.

I am satisfied with this one, only the measurement is a bit fit. But I definitely gonna wear them next week :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Onto Something

Yes, I am onto something right now. A new project. Already made three of them. One more on the way, two more to go. Got ample time to sew coz hubby dearest is away at KK for a week. Will update tomorrow, after hubby is back. He brings our lappy, the one with photoshop. Wanna take the best pics for this project. Soon......

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aduhai Aiman...

5-yr old, then

Miss my baby brother, Aiman sooo much! My mom and Aiman is away at Kedah for my cousin's wedding since Sunday. Really wish I could go too, but..... Hmm..... I already planned a vacation with the In-Laws this Xmas....

But tomorrow they'll be back, can't wait to meet Aiman and....... the fabrics my mom bought at Nagoya!! Hhehehe... I am so excited!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Baju Kurung

The last 2 weekends and 1 day off Maal Hijrah, I pulun with sewing 2 pairs of baju kurung and 2 pieces of baju kurung sekolah for my SIL Anui. Then I made a pair of baju kurung pesak gantung for my MIL. 1 more to go. To make it more busier, my long due, 2 pairs of baju kurung pesak gantung is 97% done. Pheww.... It's tiring, but no stress. Coz I LOVE sewing :)

Baju kurung

Baju Sekolah

Baju kurung pesak gantung

I gotta say, baju kurung pesak gantung is my favorite nowadays since it is easier to make than traditional one.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

External CDROM Sleeve

Been a while since I posted my last sewing project. But that does not mean I am not sewing. Yeah. In a stress mode, I need to sew a lot. It keep me sane. Believe it or not? LOL...

This time I made a cloth for my external CDROM. I got inspired by Tote Boutique's creation.

Love making it. Sooo quick...

I used velcro tape for the closure

This is the only idea I could think of, on how to keep the wire still :)

Throughout the quick process, less than an hour (bangga konon, cepat siap), I FORGOT to attach the strap!! Well...... I am sooo old.

Friday, December 3, 2010

MypassionMycraft Giveaway

Lama nyeerrr tidak post entry. Been busy this week. Tetiba join GA???? Why not? GA is fun what.... This is my 3rd err...... 4th GA's participation. No luck yet. But never give up!! Some day I will get my luck!! :)

Well, a fellow blogger from, Lisa is hosting a GA this month. Looking at the gift, and since it is half metre each, I DEFINITELY make some bags. Yeah!! I LOVE bags!!! I also like the 2 pix at the bottom, soooo..........Sarawak, and soooo exclusive. I already picturing a handbag, with a solid handle. Now, where do I get these handles? Hmmmm........

By the way, lets join reramai. The more, the MERRIER.......

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cosmetic Pouch

Couldn't really stop sewing today. Woke up this morning and sewed a pencil case. Then this cute cosmetic pouch. Stopped at 11 a.m, thought of continuing pouch-making. Gotta stop when I remembered my long due baju kurungs. Already cut, and half-way sewed. Pouches, take a number!

Size of 9" x 6 1/4"

Back view

Fully lined and zippered

Pencil Case

Another project, a flat pencil case. It can also be anything. I had fun making it :)

Measurement 9" x 5 1/4 "

Back view

Fully lined and zippered

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mickey Boxy Pouch

Yey..... Made it last night and I am very satisfied. Take a look :)

3" x 3" x 8" of size

The outer fabric is heavy cotton

Fully lined boxy pouch, with interfacing.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Handphone Pouch - 2nd Trial

This was my 2nd trial on handphone pouch. Only this time, I used Sew Mama Sew! tutorial. A bit different from Rozi's. In this project, I used batting that I bought from Jelip store in KK. This lovely fabric my mom bought somewhere in Labuan. I did not add strap since my phone already has strap. This is mine, so next I will make one for my mom.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wristlet For My Sister

Last week, my sis and the family went back home to Labuan. She wanted me to sew a wristlet for her. She wanted the same fabric as the sling pouch I made for her daughter. Like daughter, like mother. So I started sewing the night before she went back to KK. To my surprise, I managed to finished it around 3 hours, no pockets & compartment. That was when my whole body aches after Volleyball games earlier that afternoon.

So these are the result:)

Close-up view

Same view, only vertical. haha..

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Aliya Craft Giveaway

Wah...... So many GA this November! Excited! Hey, lets join reramai. Kalau x menang, at least kita tambah kenalan. kalau menang, that's even BETTER!!!! Coz I LOVE BAGS!!!!!

Here's the link to Aliya's blog.

*Aren't we juz Luuurrvvvvve GiveAways*

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cinta-Craft Giveaway

JOM meriahkan blog cinta-craft!!

Silalah berkunjung ke

Mana tau, ada peluang menang GA. Hahaha.....

Sling Pouch Deyana

Happy..... Last night I managed to sew a sling pouch for my almost 2-years-old niece, Deyana. I saw this tutorial from Sew Retro Chick blog and I had to make it. The tutorial was easy to follow and thanks to Zura for sharing.

So after work, I rushed to fabric shop to get a nice, pink and cute cotton. This was the best I could find. Reallly! I used Zura's printable pattern, but I found it too small. But for Deyana, it is perfect. This is also the first time I quilt. It is fun and turns out... nice. These are the outcome...

These pics were taken at 10pm last night. Couldn't wait since my Mom's gone to KK tomorrow morning and deliver this to Deyana. Really miss her.....

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Handphone Pouch

Yesterday when I blog-walking, I saw a simple handphone pouch tutorial at Rozi's Needlework. It is so easy to make and really took 30 minutes. I am sooo happy to make it, and will make another proper and neat version.

Front view

Open view

Close view

Thanks to these kind people for sharing :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Long Tote Bag

A day after I finished my pink wristlet, the "itch" was back again. I had to try another simple tutorial, Tote Bag! There are so many beautiful, creative and yet simple tote bag on people's blogs. I am sooo jealous. My only problem is, I don't have enough materials here in Labuan. So I just use my old not-so-hard cotton and give it a try.

Front view

Inside view with inside pockets

Most tutorials are using hard interfacing to make the bag stands, but I skip that part because I want my bag to be washable. My idea of using this bag is for keeping books or telekung. It's nice and cute too. Well....


In the midst of the busy time the last couple of weeks, I still managed to try out several projects. My hands were itched when I saw TiniHani JOM JAHIT, thanks to you. There were tutorials on how to make a simple wristlet. I had to try them. This is my first ever handmade wristlet!

I made this by using a hard cotton and a spongy interfacing (don't actually know what it's called). It's perfect for handphones, cameras, etc...

For the first-timer, it's okay. I LOVE IT!! Wouldn't you? Will try to make my netbook's sleeve later.

Weekend Activity

Last two weeks was the busiest and tiring weekend for us. My dad wants to re-rent (is it even a word?) his apartment. We were repainting the apartment because the previous residence transform it into a TASKA. The cartoon paintings on the wall, the pink and green color combination, papers on the wall, etc..... My dad even had to change the wooden floor to tiles. Well, there were a lot to do. Thank God it is done. I really wanna do this to help my dad. Even Aiman was helping.

Ugghhh... that's a heavy job for a 7 year old. Hahaha...

Aiman's funny face

The wall that need to be repainted

Hubby washing the CREATIVE paintings

Aiman's time out (Kids nowadays... you know...)

There's A New Girl In Town

Well, not that new. It's my aunt's old Portable Singer Sewing Machine. Don't remember the series. She gave up on her, since it can only do straight stitch. She gave it to my mom. This will be kept as a collection.


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