Sewing

Baby hats

Hi there, it been 2 months since my last post due to Internet and pc problems. And to make matters worse I’ve spent the last 2 months in a sewing dip:-(

I had to force myself to keep going and that was a first for me!
Didn’t like it, didn’t like it at all!!!
So I’ve spent most of the time drafting patterns, sewing small projects for customers (can’t lose my customers now) and sewing some baby hats to sell.

To make the hats I used a burda pattern from burda 4/09 model 142

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I’ve made them from fabric left overs. This hat is so easy to make and just what I needed to get out of my dip:-)

Happy sewing, have a great Sunday and till next time.

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Fun sewing Happy sewing

Hi there,

During holidays I try to sew less so I have time to spend with my little lady….. but the hands want what they want and that is creating!

So to be able to do both I’m focusing on little projects in the morning and I spend the rest of the day with little lady.

This Easter holiday i spend sewing little clothes
It’s fast, fun and always makes me happy.!

So this is what I’ve been sewing the past week and more are sure to follow!

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That’s it for now, it’s time to go to bed, tomorrow will be here soon, new day new projects and more fun with little lady!

Till next post, happy sewing!

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Skirts and a little gift.

Hi there,  happy Thursday!!

Just wanted to share my latest creations…. the pleated skirt again!!

The first two skirts are made for a customer who was so happy with the end result that she ordered two more.  Unfortunately I was not able to take pictures of the last two because it all went so fast, but she promised me some pics!

As a surprise I made her a bracelet from scraps to mach with one of the skirts. Customer happy… Seamstress happy!

The first one is a low waist skirt and the pleats are placed lower.

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The second one is the high waist pleaded skirt.

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And a little gift, I took a wooden bracelet and covered it with scraps (wrapped around) and sew (by hand) the end with small stitches.

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This skirt I made for myself with bracelet, just need a pair of earrings to complete the look!

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Well that’s it for now, thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!!
Happy sewing!!!

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Sewing, Suriname

One shoulder Kimona

Hi there,

Here are some pictures of a one shoulder dress I’ve made for a customer last year but just didn’t get the chance to post it.

Here in Suriname we call this type of dress a Kimona (wrap dress, I’ve made one before see below )

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it comes in different styles, the one I’m posting today is not a wrap dress due the one shoulder and is very popular to wear at parties.

Here are some pics (sorry they are a bit small) of kimonas but these ones are with application.

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Most kimonas are about colors, big sleeves and big pockets.
This is the one I made without applications.

Self drafted
Fabric:cotton and lace

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Well that’s it for now.
Happy sewing.

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Self drafted color block dress

Hi there,

Just a quick post to share one of my latest creations.
My neighbor came to me with the request to replicate a dress she borrowed from her sister….. but she wants the sides to be in a different color.

I love sewing dresses……. but this one was a challenge!!!
(o gosh I love me a challenge!!)

After studying and examining the dress she brought I self drafted a pattern, calculated where the pleats needed to be and almost went crazy trying to create the triangles at the waist.

I must say that I’m verry happy with the end result as was my neighbor, the fit was good and the dress looked great on her.

My skills are improving!! Can’t wait to grow more and more!

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Happy sewing!

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Saturday project

Hi there,
A couple of weeks ago I finally started and finished a long overdue project!!

Here in Suriname we live with doors and windows open all day, this means a lot of dust and bugs! I can’t keep my fabric stash out in the open so I’ve got plastic storage containers to protect my stash.

But a couple of months ago I realized that my machines weren’t protected at all!!!

While using my serger I noticed that there was sand falling out of the machine (which is strange right?) so I opened the machine and got a surprise…… there was a bee making a nest (do bees make nest??? Or beehive??) of sand/clay in my machine!!!!!!!
Needless to say I was not a happy seamstress!!!! I went and checked all my machine, my room, my house. (yup found two more) turned the place up side down because these bees find just a small hole and move in and ruin all our stuff!! 
So now my husband checks the house every week, we have a little girl who is afraid of bees you know.
And I decided to protect my investments, I had them covered with a sheet for the time being. But this is how they are protected now.

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I’ve covered three sewing machines and two sergers, I only took pictures of the first two since the all look pretty much the same!
I even covered the paddles.

And since I was on a role….. made a new sewing bag and two pouches to keep all my tools together and at hand.

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Recognize the fabric???

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I loved this project and all the colors make me soooooo happy.
A colorful fresh start of sewing 2016. Bring it on beeeez.

Just need to make pouch my scissors.

Well thats it for now, till next time.
Happy sewing!!

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Skirt of many colors

Hi there,
I took a small break from sewing to get my posts ready, taking pictures, editing… it’s fun but takes up time. This will be a very short post

In my previous post I mentioned sewing a pleaded skirt for my little girl. Again fun, fast and so worth it!

If you want a fuller skirt dont iron the pleats!

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Have a good day!!
Till next time.

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