Blue Watercolor Sorbetto Top

Hello there!

So in September I did some selfish sewing and made a top for myself! I found this fabric at JoAnn and fell in love right away, I love love love the color and the pattern!

Anywho, I had had this fabric for a while but still couldn’t decide on which pattern I wanted to use it for. I finally chose to use Colette Sorbetto Pattern. This is a free pattern, score! I think this pattern was easy to sew and it is a good pattern for beginner level seamstress. This pattern features a pleat, darts, and bias tape binding.

The only thing I did different with this pattern was that I lengthened the pattern by 2 inches and I added a sleeve. I don’t exactly know how to draft a sleeve pattern so I actually used this sleeve pattern. Oh, and I also I added the seam allowance around the arm holes so it would be 5/8″ .

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For a finishing touch, I sewed 3 buttons on the pleat. It’s quite amazing how this little step makes it look so much cuter (at least in my mind!)

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Anywho, it has taken me a while to write and post this blog post… Why? Well let me just tell you how awkward I felt trying to take pictures of me wearing this top! I don’t know how other bloggers do it, maybe they’re talented in that, or maybe they’ve just had a lot of practicing to do! I just wasn’t sure how to pose, where to look, what to do with my hands, things like that. Haha so just brace yourself before you see the pictures, I think you probably would be able to see the awkwardness…

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Haha well this is the best-looking picture out of all of the ones I took, so maybe this one isn’t too bad :)

Anyway, this is a great top and I love it! I love the white bias binding around the neck hole and arm holes. Of course I just adore the 3 little buttons there just being so cute :)

I feel that this blouse fits well on my body, except I think that the sleeves look just a tad weird, but people say that it looks okay so maybe it’s just me over-criticizing!

 

Do you do a lot of self-portrait picture? I’d really appreciate some tips!

October 2014 Printable Calendar

October is almost here… Yay! Even with the great summer that I’ve had this year, I was ready to say bye to summer and welcome fall season! I love that fall is so cozy! Here in the Pacific Northwest the rain has started to come. How does it look like where you live?

Brighten your month with this cute printable calendar!

 

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For this printable, I used one of the patterns from the Floriculture set that I got from September Roost Tribe Newsletter.

Just as other calendar printables, this is for personal use only.

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Baby Burp Cloths – Easy Sewing Project!

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen these burp cloths before! These are so easy, I think this would be a great beginner sewing project!

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I just almost squealed when I found out that Elizabeth Olwen fabric line is available at JoAnn!

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The one on the left is a fat quarter from Jo-Ann. The two on the right are Elizabeth Owen’s collection! I feel that the fabric goes well together!

If you can sew straight then I definitely think that you can make this!

I made this using the tutorial from The Thinking Closet.
The only thing I did different was instead of making a template that is 4 3/4 inch wide, I made a template that is 7 inches wide.
I feel that the wider fabric makes it look cuter :)

These burp cloths can also work as a changing pad! It is definitely big enough for that purpose. I gave these to a friend who is having a baby girl soon, I think she likes these so that’s always good! :)

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Portland Rose Garden

My mom gave me a surprise visit last month!  Well, I guess half a surprise because she actually told me that she was coming over, but she never told me when! She flew all the way here from Indonesia to stay with me for about 2 weeks! It was so much fun! I hadn’t seen her for almost two years so it was super duper nice that she came and visited me! I’m a happy girl :)

Anywho, she has super nice friends here! They’re awesome, they took her everywhere! We got to go to Portland on a Friday. That was the first time we were there! I especially loved my time at the Portland Rose Garden. Both my mom and I love flowers, well who doesn’t anyway!The Portland Rose Garden Has, dare I say, literally thousands of roses there! It’s free to go there so if you’re ever around that area, make sure to visit!

During our time there, we took, ahem, literally hundreds of pictures!

Here are some of the pics I took!

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You can also check out my Portland Rose Garden Storybook (Steller)

P.S. By literally I mean literally, not figuratively :)

September 2014 Printable Calendar

Hello there!

August goes by so fast! This summer I have been having tons of fun with my family, my mom actually gave me a nice surprise and flew over here from Indonesia! Hence why I haven’t been posting much!

Anywho, september is coming up soon and so it’s time for another calendar printable post!

 

September 2014 Printable Calendar - Buzz of the Bees

 

For this printable, I used the vector clip arts from the Feathered Fronds set that I got from June Roost Tribe Newsletter.

Just as other calendar printables, this is for personal use only.

 

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Fold Over Clutch

I just realized that I had not share this project with you yet!

So better late than never (it seems that I say that a lot) haha sorry I know one day I’ll be good with this blog and update often. Someday.

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I made this clutch a few months ago for my friend’s birthday. I met her in college, she’s super smart! We took chemistry classes together and had fun a lot. We actually shared an apartment for a few months. She’s now studying in Indiana so I have not seen her for a while!

Anywho, when her birthday was coming up, I kinda freaked out a little. I wasn’t sure what to give her. This is why I love to sew! Handmade gift are so personal, you can make anything and it’s going to be special! Anywho, I found the tutorial online and decided that this would be a great gift for her!

I used 3 different prints of fabrics here. The top part is from a fat quarter from JoAnn, the main part is Birds and Clouds Blue — Ipanema by Birch Fabrics, and the corner triangles are from Barcelona Sky City Map — Zen Chic by Moda. I got lucky that I had these fabrics in hand because I feel that they go along together very well! Mind you, I’m not very good with mix and match-ing, so this was a big accomplishment for me.

When my friend received it, she told me that she couldn’t believe that I had made it for her! That just made my day. I should sew gifts more often :)

If you want to make a fold over clutch just like this one, head to Flamingo Toes: DIY Simple Fold Over Clutch Tutorial.

August 2014 Printable Calendar

Hello there guys!

As you’ve found out, I’ve been lazy… The last post was posted a month ago. I’m not sure why, but I just haven’t been motivated to blog lately. Perhaps it’s the nice weather that we have been having? Haha it makes me to just want to be outside and not be on the computer. Idk though, I feel like I still spend way too much time on the computer!

With the warmer weather here, I’ve been liking popsicles a lot more than usual. They just seem to be more tasty (or is it tastier? someone enlighten me please). Anywho, I thought it’d be fun to feature some popsicles in the calendar printable! I usually use the patterns I get from being a Roost Tribe member, but these popsicles are pretty simple shapes so I was able to make it myself using Adobe Illustrator. I feel a little proud, I’m not good at Illustrator  yet but I feel like I am doing better!

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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