Tiny pocket top update

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Hmm, this was my first attempt to sew a French seam. I had to use my seam ripper to undo it. Actually the pattern instruction has clearly written “trim your edges” but I obviously forgot. Once I’ve redone it though, I was very impressed. My seams look so professional and tidy. I’m 80% done with this top and all that’s left is to sew my bias strip to the neck and arm holes. Can’t wait to wear it!

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Yellow gingham dress

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It’s still too big on her but she tried it on because she fancied the heart pockets. It took me a while to figure out how to sew this and I’m quite happy with it – a few wonky stitches here and there but it looks like a dress to me haha. I followed the pattern’s instructions except for the interfacing the facing(?) because I didn’t have an interfacing fabric at hand and I didn’t hand stitch the hem because I was lazy. But there you go, Project #2 finished!

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The sums:
McCall 3481 pattern – 5 usd (6sgd)
1 meter of gingham fabric from Spotlight – 7sgd

Total -13 sgd

Sorbetto top version 1

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I did it, my first ever top! The Sorbetto top from Colette Patterns was just right for a beginner like me, and oh it’s free. My top which I made in 6 hours(what a newbie!) was far from perfect, I’ve cut a size that was too big for me, I chose a fabric that was stiff and was not flattering to the pattern. But I love it and I wore it to the beach the next day (that’s Muppet and her Grandad in the background). I want to make another one, next time with a softer fabric.

Expenses:
1.5 yards Anchors Away fabric – 16sgd
white bias tape – 80 cents

Project #2 update

Well, my second project was not as easy as I expected. I had to learn how to sew back and front facings, make pockets, top-stitch, slip stitch . What a challenge! I made a lot of mistakes but I learned a lot too. In the end, the dress was too big for the muppet so I’ll wait for a few more months until she can wear it. I’ll post a photo of the dress later. Now off to work….

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