Wednesday, June 4, 2014

My Birthday Dress & Winner for the Giveaway

I made a dress for myself in May.  To be specific, I made a Birthday Dress.  The pattern is from this Japanese book that I've used earlier to sew the mock two-piece dress.

The pattern is a wrapped dress with gathered sleeves.  It is really a wrapped dress with ties and all.

I used a soft linen in mint that I got from Spotlight during sale.  I've followed the instruction quite closely except instead of a elastic channel at the sleeves, I just zig zag a slim elastic band directly around the sleeve hem. I cut the elastic after taking measurement of my arm.

I love the front cross wrapped and it looks very cute with the ties.  There are a total of 8 ties to secure them.  2 on the outside and the rest along the waistline and skirt sides.

The sleeves are gathered around the sleeve head and attach to the arm sync.  I set the sleeves in flat as I find it easier to work with the elastic.

This is the back view.  The skirts are gathered around the waist and attached to the bodice .

Here I am, wearing my new dress.  Sorry for the blurry photo as I took it with my handphone.  I wore another slip inside as it was a bit sheer.

Back view.  Love the shape of the dress.

See how secure the ties are. It is really nice fit and I'm so happy with the dress. Light and airy.

And, before I forget. Here's the 2 winners of the Giveaway. Pardon the blog break. I intend to post on 1 June but it's the school holiday here in Singapore and with the kids out of school, life is out of norm and busy.

Anyway, congratulation to (drum roll..)

Cindy and Stacey!

You have just got yourself a new book. I will be contacting you soon, Stacey.  Cindy, please contact me at my email as you didn't leave down your email address.

That's it folks! Thanks for following and joining in the giveaway.  At least your presence at this blog shows me that I'm not alone in my sewing journey. Hope we can meet up for a sewing get-together someday!

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