Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Some more dresses, including Ikat dresses

Yesterday was a wee crazy sewing day. I was sewing the whole day through and now, my body is protesting against all the hard work. Here is what I made today. I have cut cloth for a pant for this top. Looks like I will be sewing it while on vacation.
Update: I sew the blue bottom for the top while using my mom's sewing machine which I'm quite sure is older than me :-).

A pair for twins :-)

 The Ikat dresses

I used plain / contrast cotton cloth for the bodice piece and the Ikat fabric for the bottom of the dresses. I must say I'm in love with the Ikat weave.

The bodice piece on this one is cream (though it appears white in the photo) and I used an easy sleeve technique usually found in baby / girls dresses.

For the bodice piece of the next I used a two toned fabric. Its a grey that has a slight shimmer to it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Full fledged Summer sewing

I've stocked up quite a few fabric to make summer clothes for kids. Completed a few projects and have some more to go. I should be done by tomorrow and start packing for upcoming vacation. This is what I've made so far.

 For her                                                                   For him

I've still got plenty of dresses tho complete. Hoping to finish them at the earliest.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Foam paded Lunch bag with magetic clasp

I've been making snack bag / lunch bags for my family for sometime now. Till date, I've made all the bags with zip closures. The only reason why I made it with zip was to ensure the spoons and forks  they take to school / office comes back. In other words I don't have to worry about the kids / dadda losing cutlery :-). But I decide to make one with a magnetic closure this time. I liked the bag, and so did my daughter (for whom it was made). The foam padding ensures the bag can stand on its own, unlike the previous ones she had which were just fabric bags.

I used the same fabric which I had used for my laptop bag.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Another summer dress ( inspired by junebug dress)


I've looked through so many dress patterns online and in shops and sometimes I have to adapt some designs and at other try my hand at it. This dress is inspired by the junebug dress pins in pinterest. I liked the pattern and wanted to give it my own twist.