Friday, January 28, 2011

Vintage Dress

Yet another blouse.....

I managed to finish this one last night. My first intention was to make a blouse, but it look vintage to me. So I just name it vintage dress. I got some ideas on the net and this is the result.

Above the knee length

You might spot the crooked peterpan collar. Yes, it is NOT intentionally. LOL.... But hey, nobody really cares, right? BTW, I need to brush up my peterpan collar skills.

Pleated on the front and back skirt for more room.

I am so happy because when I show this to my hubby, he looked twice!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pink Sleeveless Tunic

Alhamdulillah. I finished another order from my SIL Sem. Due date is before this Friday. This time she wanted a sleveless dress, maternity-like pattern, to be worn with inner shirt. I did not get a precise measurement of her, so this is a challenge. Not sure whether it fits her or not. Luckily this fabby is sooo easy to work with :)

Pink fabric, I am so jealous!

Some pleat on the chest, with buttons. The pattern is similar to my blouse here.

The back view.

This time I add a hidden pocket, as she requested.

I hope she like it.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Baju Kurung Sem

Last friday I started an "emergency" sewing. My Sis-In-Law, Sem need her baju kurung done before monday. I said I could finish it. And I did by this afternoon. Alhamdullillah, I got no obstacles. I hope she likes it. Already starting another blouse, for this vacation :) Can't wait...

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden - A Novel By Helen Grant

Guten Abend.

Yup. That is "good evening" in Germany. I've been waiting for this book to be made available for borrowing in Labuan Public Library since last year. I've read the synopsis and I knew that library is ordering it. Sadly, the library was moving even farther than before. I had to drive to get there. I had to put it on hold until last wednesday, I did went to the library. Hooray!! Okay, it's not that exciting to some people. To make the story short, I got this book, and it just made my day. Started reading it, and finished on friday.

I am wayyyy satisfied with this book. I love the story because it is something different. This is the back cover synopsis :-

On the day Katharina Linden disappears, Pia is the last person to see her alive. Terror i spreading through the town. How could a ten-year-old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody else?

Pia is determined to find out what happened to Katharina. But then the next girl disappears........

This book is about a ten-year-old girl named Pia Kolvenbach and a small town in Germany. It is interesting to me because it tells more about the cultures and festivals they celebrated in Germany. There are also some folklore stories, and this is all new to me. I love the way the writer used some of German language in it. I learned some, like, the top of this entry... :)

Overall, I LOVE this book. The ending is shocking. It felt like I had to hold my breath throughout reading it. Just like when I watched War Of The Worlds movie. I highly recommend this. STASH IT!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Blouse Muslimah

Alhamdulillah.... Setelah beberapa hari aku tidak punya idea untuk menjahit, akhirnya aku diberi ilham untuk menyiapkan baju ni. Sebelum aku mula membuatnya, mataku berpinar-pinar akibat terlalu lama menggunakan internet, demi mencari ilham. Setelah pelbagai paten, pelbagai fesyen dan pelbagai gaya blouse ku lihat, akhirnya aku gunakan paten yang sama seperti blouse ku sebelum ini.... LOL!!!
Bezanya kali ni aku panjangkan separas lutut.

Bahagian bawah aku buat kembang sedikit, untuk lebih keselesaan. Cheewaaah....

Gaya bib berbutang menghiasi bahagian dada

Jenis kain span cotton, murah tapi cantik.

Selamat menjamu mata........

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Senafas Rindu - Novel Damya Hanna

Akhirnya...... Berjaya juga aku menghabiskan novel ni setelah mengambil masa untuk memulakan bacaan. Berhabuk dulu baru baca. (Eh, entri ku dalam bahasa melayu?) Hahaha.... Mood ku dalam bahasa melayu selepas baca novel bahasa melayu.

Sebelum tu, aku mau bercerita mengenai kisah pendek bagaimana aku memiliki novel ini. Ringkasnya, nenek mertua ku yang bagi novel ni, selepas dia nampak aku membaca novel Stephen King. Katanya, cucu-cucunya tidak minat membaca, lebih baik wariskan kepada ku. Hehehe.. Jangan tak percaya ya! Nenek mertua I masih baca novel! Jangan jeles...... Hahaha... Sudah tu, bukan 1, tapi 2 novel!! Satu lagi bertajuk Buatmu Kekasih, tulisan Aisya Sofea. Yang ni mungkin pertengahan tahun ni baru aku baca kot? Kasi tebal habuk dulu. Hahaha...

Aku sebenarnya kurang berminat untuk membaca novel genre cinta. Aku lebih suka genre seram, aksi, penyiasatan, kisah benar dan sesuatu yang berlainan. Ini mungkin kali kedua aku membaca hasil nukilan Damya Hanna. Walaupun aku jarang baca novel melayu genre cinta, novel all time favorite ku adalah Tangisan Bulan Madu karya Samsiah Mohd Nor. The best! Waktu tu aku dalam tingkatan 5, layan novel cintan cintun la... Tidak sia-sia aku membazirkan air mata ini demi menghayati novel tersebut. Ahahah.... Tapi aku kurang minat menonton versi drama lakonan Rita Rudaini. Bukannya tidak minat Rita Rudaini, tapi apa yang ku rasakan pabila membaca novel tu bagai tidak terzahir oleh artis tersebut. Cheewaaahh.... Jadi lebih baik baca novelnya sahaja, dan biar imaginasi kita mencipta jalan cerita itteww... Ahaks...

Berbalik kepada Senafas Rindu, dari mula aku membaca memang sudah agak yang karekternya pasti ada yang VIP (Dato' Datin bagai) menunjukkan jurang perbezaan taraf hidup. Tu yang buat aku bosan baca novel ataupun menonton filem dan drama MELAYU. "STEREOTYPE". Namun ku gagahkan jua meneruskan bacaan. Pastu terbengkalai sebab aku berCuti-Cuti Malaysia bersama keluarga mertua. Dikala aku kehabisan idea untuk menjahit, aku terpandang kembali novel ini dan teruskan membaca.

Secara keseluruhannya aku sangat berpuas hati. Dan sekali lagi aku mengalirkan air mata untuk novel ini. Tak ku sangka jalan ceritanya agak unik. Hasilnya aku ke pejabat keesokan hari dengan mata yang amat berat seperti memakai bulu mata palsu 3 lapis!!.Ahaks..... Sekiranya anda inginkan kelainan, saya sarankan novel ini untuk dibaca. Sila dapatkan di kedai-kedai buku yang berdekatan. (Iklan....)

Monday, January 10, 2011



Boy, I am sooooo sleepy! Stayed up for Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) till midnight. Overall, I am not satisfied with the result.

Best Song : Ana Raffali - Tolong Ingatkan Aku

The song is catchy, but the voice? I know this is about the song, not the singer. But AJL is one of the prestigous show in Malaysia. The singer SHOULD have quality. I don't mean to condemn Ana Raffali, she is talented in writing songs. But I guess she should stick to it! Or enroll into singing class. Really.

Well. The other singers, Yuna, Hafiz, Stacy, Faizal Tahir and Black, you are the best, and you guys ROCK!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wristlet For Ezzah


Ever since 2011 started, I got no new project. Maybe I was busy, or maybe I got no new ideas. But yesterday my teen cousin Ezzah was celebrating her birthday. So, my mind automatically think of wristlet. But since it was a short notice, I only made a simple wristlet. Should I get more time, I'll make some pockets and embellishments.

Big enough for wallet and hansphone

Fully lined and padded

Hope that she like my humble gift.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Peter Pan Collar Blouse

Well, I just wanna share the final project I made for 2010. Finished it exactly on the 31st. It was another blouse, with the peter pan collar. Drafting and attaching the collar looked so hard at first, but I found some blogs that show simple tutorial. Click here and here.

The finished product. I was also trying the short bubble sleeve. I totally recommend it, especially for a plus size girl like me. So comfy.

A peter pan collar should be rounder, but mine is not. Next time I'll use a bowl! LOL!

Who's better modelling my cloth other than myself? LOL! Please ignore this model wannabe.

Got 2 more fabrics for blouses. What fashion is next?

See ya!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goodbye 2010, Welcome 2011

Happy New Year!!!

A lot had been happening in 2010, but not really for me. My life had been slow moving, not like several years back. I was kinda.... lost, especially my career. Thank God my passion for sewing saved my sanity. And my sewing also improved this year, because I learned A LOT from fellow bloggers on the net.

Looking back 2010, there were a lot of things I abandoned. I didn't gather with friends a lot (eventhough I missed them a lot), I didn't do much exercise like jogging and hiking, I wasn't there for my Puteri friends.... Yup, I regretted it. Puteri, I am so sorry for not being there. It's not that I don't like to be one, but I think I don't like politics anymore. What I saw from my perspective, it's not for Malays, it's for individual. Enough said. But Puteri, I will try my best for this year to participate and support you guys.

I also hope that this year I can manage my time better, because time walks faster than me :) Time envy me!

I also hope I can manage my money better, and save more. Meaning to say, LESS VACATION. If my hubby wants to go on a holiday, he goes alone!!

This year I also hope that I can do a lot of sewing (Duh!), a lot of reading (will be challenging because the library is moving far away from our office), and a lot of writing (on the blog, of course).

While typing this entry, this guy on Selamat Pagi Malaysia mentioned visiting culture to be added to a new years resolution. Yes, I agree. Visiting family, friends, the unfortunates. I hope I can manage that.

The most important resolution I want this year is to be a better Muslim. Insya'Allah.......



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