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Just do it

5 Jul

It took me a long time to convince myself that I was ready for more challenging projects and in the end I decided that I shouldn’t procrastinate any longer and… Just do it!

So, with the help of this book by Yoshiko Tsukiori, and with my faithful sewing-machine (a legacy of my mother), I made my very first clothing item…

This top here! I even dared to make a little change as the back should have been closed with some drawstrings, but I preferred to sew it and add a button at the neckline….

The top is actually the one on the cover of the book. 

I think mum would have been proud of me… But also she would have found plenty of defects! 😉

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Wearable top

17 Jul

Last week I worked on a top I’ve been given for my birthday whick was way too big for me. It was at least two sizes larger (do I really look *this* fat??) and it wasn’t really wearable. So, since it wasn’t possible to go and change it, I decided to modify it myself.

First I removed the ruffle and the elastic band on the hips, then I cut and sew the sides according to the size of another top which fits me, and then I reduced the ruffle and sewed it back.

It was my first time with jersey fabric and it didn’t go too bad.

Look at the “before” and “after” picture…..

Top: before and after

Top: before and after

And here are the scrap of cloths left…

Leftovers.....

Leftovers…..

Smocked top

16 Jun

A couple of years ago I bought a lovely dress at my local market, just to find out that I didn’t like how it looked on me. Anyway, as I really liked the pattern of the fabric I decided to unstitch it to make something new out of it. It took me almost 3 years to decide what to do, but in the end I came out with this smocked  top….

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