Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sew blue sew.....

In love with blue!

Sewing blue!

And what better than soft indigo dyed cotton. All time favourite.




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Made this angrakha style top. In love with this print, color and cloth ( but it bleeds so much I get blued every time I wear it!!!! ).
It took me a long time to decide what to do with the ties. Made small thread tassels and sewed them on.

I made a princess seam pattern from my own size top pattern and this was designed based on that.
This was so much fun to do!
Nice armholes and neck. There are still few things I could have done better like
- the place where the cross over part of the inner part joins the seam is pulling on the seam.
- the v neck line doesn't lie flat on the front.
The princess seam seems a little bit high.

Can't think of any more but next time I'll try to do better.

Still wearing it right now and loving it. And for a change hubby dear liked it too!





Made this shirt last week. Looooove the fit. And of course the color! This I made with the shirt pattern block I made. This is I think the best block I've made so far. Not much tweaking to be done. Just trace cut and sew.. Still got lots of work on my collar skills though. Made a white shirt based on the same pattern. That came out pretty well too.
Happy.






Ok. Another lovely cloth. Indigo dye block print. Red piping.
Pallazo style pants with short simple sleeveless blouse.
So comfy to wear.
Messed up a little with the neck line though. I'm still struggling with the bias bound curves.
I'm trying. One day I'll get it right.

Quiet a lot of bluing goin on? Well maybe next time I'll try to focus on some other color.

So long......




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Monday, July 13, 2015

In between.....





Crochet lace and cotton embroidery on white linen bracelet


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Friday, July 10, 2015

Back.....again!


Ok
Years and years later I come back!
I almost forgot I had a blog!!!

What about my tatting?
Well, though I'm still carrying around a shuttle and thread in my purse, but, not tatted much lately.

In exchange the Sewing bug caught me!
I used to sew clothes when I was in school. Basically my mom used to cut and I used to help her out sewing and embroidering on the suits or nighties or whatever we made. It was fun.
I always wanted to sew my own clothes, but I had no idea how to transfer my ideas to clothes or make patterns.
I decided I wanted a sewing machine for myself. I asked for it as a birthday present this time. My husband was like "ARE U CRAZY?"

Ya!!!!
So I have a beautiful Singer with me now. (Husband gets a Ducati for his Birthday and I get a sewing machine for mine! Not that I'm complaining!!!!!)
At this moment 'are you crazy' was such and understatement!!!

I've gone super crazy!!! Cutting cutting cutting and cutting more!
Paper, cloth, newspaper......
Whatever I can find. I've tried drafting my slopers in any which way I could lay my eyes and hands upon. I joined a local sewing class and learned from the local tailor. Ya, she did teach me the basics, but that was not enough. It did not satisfy my hunger enough.

Now that I've learnt a little, I can now see clothes in a different light altogether. I've started noticing things like plackets, necklines, fitting, styles, collars ( believe me I was on the seventh sky when after nth times sewing and ripping out a simple collar, I got it right!!)

I've come to notice that my tailor was making me wear actually shitty (Sorry, but that's what some of them were) clothes. The fit was BAD.

Not that I'm doing a great job, but atleast I know!

I design, make a pattern, cut and sew only to know WHAT A BLUNDER.....MAN!!!


Wanna see some things I've made....




Linen top with crochet button placket and linen pants.




Georgette top with crochet neckline




Cotton eyelet lace top with linen panel skirt.




Cotton top with yoke.




Cotton kurta and salwar.




Round neck yoke top






Cotton patiala salwar suit for me

I'm now perpetually tired, sleepy, achy and IN A HAPPY STATE OF MIND!
If you know what I mean?



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