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Making way back to my sewing

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

"Hello ..... it's meeeeeee" <Adele> :)

Can't believe it's been 4 years passed by from the last post :roll: Scary. Wow how many things happened to me, to us. I'm lost in the "crazy" stressful life in North America. It is tough. But I used to ask myself what I can do .. really... just keep moving on live, love, laugh. (not talk about my stressful work which I definitely can not do anything about it unles...
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Weekend Project 5 - Dress for Valentine - Feb 9-12

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1)



It's been soooo long since my first weekend project posted. Well I'm still making my clothes, so far I finished 5 more dresses, top and skirts. But my laptop was down in last 2 months, I could not do anything other than checking my stuff from Iphone. Here I am, i got the laptop fixed and starting to load my stuffs up :)  I will get others posted when I got the photos done...

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Weekend Project 1 - Nov. 12-13 2011

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (5)

We have nights of frosts and a bit of snow. Definitely Winter is already here. No more going out for a day-trips to adventure Ontario. Staying at home with 2-3 meals per weekend day ... uhmmm ... not fun ... so I had a new idea about sewing: to get myself exciting by try to finish something during weekend besides watching TV, cleaning, doing laundry, cook meals... This weekend is the first.
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Leather and Lace evening Dress

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (2)

I'm so proud of what I did to this dress. Planning to make dress to wear at my husband's nephew in Green Bay since June but I've never touched it until Saturday Sept 4 - 2 days before leaving to US for the wedding, the family's 2011 golf tournament and my short trip to visit the Windy City - Chicago. What a trip!!! Anyway, let talk about my dress.
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Floral cotton lace Sundress

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

This sundress was done last night. It took about 3 hours to finish. Total cost $5 includes sheer trims and elastics, 100% cotton lace fabric

The top was like tank to...
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BBQ Beef Burger

Posted on July 31, 2011 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Summer - YEAH - BBQ season. I found myself last week a burger recipe by just throwing in whatever I felt like it. Amazing is that the result was more than I expected and my family loved it. Anyway I do it again today and think why not share it  :). I actually have done marinade last night and kept overnight in the fr...
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Stripes cotton top

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Ok last couple weeks were so far the hottest days of this summer. I feel good when I can wear summer clothes in summer. You know what I mean... Canada has never been hot weather for me. I put on sweaters and suits all the time in summer - at work. And my husband is lucky that he can work from home , but then our energy is way higher than it was cause he turns on air conditioning and I have to pull the blan...
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Brown/White Chic Dress

Posted on June 26, 2011 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (2)


This is the latest dress - cut last night - stitched everything together - and put final touch this morning. I love the fabric pattern and it's 100% cotton. Fabric: 1.2m and $6 cost



The same with the previous post, this one was cut the same way but wider. I attached shoulder seams, dress's side seams from bo...

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Posted on June 26, 2011 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (2)


Recently I went for simple dress styles. I meant not much for details but it could come out nicely and clean look as I wanted them not to be too fancy for work. I like to put on suit outfits but my work clothing code is casual wear. So sometimes it's too formal if I keep wearing suits. I have to change to fit in the environment but still WELL-DRESSED. This fabric lycra/knit - $12 for 3m. This dress is less than 1m so it costs $4

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Kimono Inspiration

Posted on June 26, 2011 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (2)


This dress actually was made 2 years ago - Kimono style. I was so inspired by summer colors and Kimono at that point of time. It was self-tie at bust front but then the fabric I used kind of not good quality, so I took out - pretty much all dress :( and changed to this light blue - stretching medium weight satin and added the bottom ba...

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Blue Poppies Batiks Dress

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (1)


Since I got my new job last Christmas I made myself 6 dresses. I have to admit that I'm dress lover. You can see number of the dresses I made through my website in last 2 years. Believe me there are more than dresses posted here that I did not have photos done to put on my blog. Anyway this is one of the 6 in last 4 months.  


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Cotton Knit Dress

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)



It was funny that I supposed to start my project for Knock-off RTW Contest on PR. Insteads of taking out the fabric pieces for that dress, I pulled out this piece of stretching cotton/lycra knit. I loved this print pattern with uneven stripes combined so many colors that I like. Overall it was very nice combination and so touching. it's My own design and flat drafting pattern.


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Floral Blue Dress

Posted on April 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)


I prefer warm color clothes,  rarely have cool color tones but I changed. I recently bought quite a lot cool color fabrics mostly blues, navy, greys... I thought about that so I've done this dress last Wednesday. God knows how I finished it in just 2 hours.


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Wool flare dress

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)


I know I did not post anything for so long (feel like). I made quite many things : dresses - 4, panties -3 rencently but I could not find time for me to dress - up and do photoshoots for posting. Well ...I tried :) 


This dress is a bit different construction. There are 2 pieces. The top part is is long sleeve tunic wit...

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Double-sided wool Dress

Posted on March 6, 2011 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Ok here is the dress that I'd put in my list of 10 items for Endless Combination. But It did not happen cause I started my new job earlier than I expected. I stopped at the 9th item. If I had my choice I wanted to start in January not December which was the most busiest month of the year.


 I know the fashion trends are now crazy on detail, det...

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Corduroy white skirt with top

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (1)


Fabric: 70cm stretching off-white cotton corduroy  


Style: fitted and short. All seams were flat felled seams. 2 gathered style pockets appliqued at the back. Lining. It will be nice with jean fabric also.


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Jean Blazer with riding pants

Posted on February 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)


I know... I've done it last September and wore it in our family's golf tournament... but today I had a chance to wear this set.  I used jean fabricwhich was left over  from my riding jeans 

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My new haircut ... Opps I changed again :)

Posted on February 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (2)


I'm getting bored with my hair style again. I'm so done with curly hair. So here I am with my new hair. I cut my hair this morning. It took about 1 hour and half to finish. Kind of back to old style which I had ... like 10 years ago. Well I still like this style anyway :) . A front's angle hairband , wrapping around at sides and a bit tail at back



  ... and here's ...

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Double wool darkblue/grey Dress

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (2)



I'm happy... I'm back... First of all, now I can make an announcement that I won 2010 Endless Combinations on Pattern Review website. The contest really challenged me. I was glad that I did it. Second, the last 2 months were like hell for me. New job and tough. Good news is i'm getting used to with it and making it better and better everyday. i'm learning to love my job as I love the paycheck :) ....

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Brown/Purple Dress

Posted on December 6, 2010 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (3)


"2010 Endless Combination" Contest on PR


This is the last piece I made for the contest. I used the same fabric of the suit pants I made. $3/m was so cheap for a nice fabric and especial the perfect color. I bought 5m. (After this I still have anough for a long boyfriend suit which can be able wear like dress suit. But that is not for this contest...

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