The One About the Black Long Coat

While planning for our trip to Europe in August, I desperately searched for a long coat. One that wasn’t too thick but would still provide some cover on a chilly evening. Needless to say, I didn’t find anything to my liking anywhere in Suva.

Since I had already set my mind on a long coat, I couldn’t shake off the idea. So, I created one 🙂

Its a simple make, but took me a good 3 hours  to cut and stitch as I had never made a coat before. I have since then taken every opportunity to sport the SJmade piece around the world!

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The One With The Polka Dots – 2

I think I have professed my love for polka dots in a previous post, so I will just get started on the pieces I created.

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This fabric was bought and stitched more than a year ago but I only got around to wearing the dress this week! The design is very similar to the white dress for my civil union, just the skirt is a hi-low cut.

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The leftover fabric was of course utilised and was turned into a blouse. The neckline is a bit of a cowl design, a bit; with a bow.

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Not bad for a 3 metre fabric costing FJD18 now is it?

The One With the Grid Prints

It has been a long, long time since I have stitched. Or posted on this blog. I had been busy feeding my soul by traveling to far flung places. Since I couldnt travel with my sewing machine, I had to supress the urge to create until I was back to my humble abode.

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The first piece I worked on was the grid print as the monochome inspired me. I am not sure how I feel about the finished product though.

I had made a blouse and a pair of pants, I am not brave [or silly?] enough to wear them together.

The pants are comfy and have pockets, which are always useful. However, I am just not too sure about them. What do you think?

The One With the Prints

Even though I love solid colours [black], my heart does from time to time skip a beat on sighting prints. So when I set my eyes upon this print fabric, I bought more than I needed and ended up making a dress and a shirt; and I rarely make shirts.

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The shirt was for my sweetheart. And for myself I made a sweetheart neckline, off-shoulder dress.

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The One With The Polka Dots – 1

Polka dots have been around for a very long time and all the generation of women in my family have proudly owned a polka dot piece as some point in their lives. I too have recently fallen in love with the array of circles.

I had wanted to make a summer swing dress dress [because tropical Fiji weather] and came across this really cheap fabric. So, why not?!?DSCF2560DSCF2558

And of course, I stitched a blouse with the left over fabric.

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The One About The LWD

I love colours; but more than that, I love the absence of them. I am in love with white, and black too. Its like an empty canvas and you can paint it whichever way you want.

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Sometimes, I see a fabric and I will know what it will turn into. Other times, I would have no idea and buy the fabric anyway. Its a similar case with this white one. I had had it for a long time before its fate was sealed; and this too, only because I needed a dress for a brunch we were hosting at home!

Its a very simple cut and make and I did not take any in-process photographs 😦

But I do have lots of end product photographs!

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The One With a Twist

A few months back, I happened across a beautiful and stretchable green fabric and thought to myself this would make a great dinner wear over the Christmas season. Well Christmas came and went and the fabric was still in my storage room; until last week when I did a stock take.

 

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After much thought, I decided to try something new. I love dresses which accentuate the waist, and the twisted dress does just that!

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Coupled with the right accessories, this dress is ready for the day or night.

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