Ever since I learned the basics of sewing, I wanted to know more and more about sewing, I wanted to learn new techniques, I wanted to learn how to give a clean finish on the inside and outside of the garment. So for this, I relied on the world-wide web and it didn’t disappoint me. I was amazed to discover a whole lot of sewing blogs, with loads n loads of tips n tutorials. It just changed my world. And it’s through such blogs that I came to know that something called dress patterns existed. That was completely new to me. In our place, we are taught to mark directly onto the fabric and cut. We just grab a dress that fits us, measure it, mark it onto the fabric and start cutting. The chances are high of a hit or a miss for beginners like me. A complete case of 50:50.
Last year I had a baby girl, which is my third child, and the time just flew. My elder girl is in second standard and my boy will start school this year, hopefully…InShaAllah… Life becomes sooo busy with tiny tots around. I feel like yesterday that I’ve given birth to Hamna and tomorrow she’s turning 1. That’s just my thought. Officially she’ll turn 1 on Feb 3rd. Sewing is my hobby. So whenever i get a little time, I sit over to sew. Here’s a sneak peek of what I’ve sewn last year…
This one is for my soon to be 8 years old daughter hana. She loves full length twirly dresses and I love to make dresses for her.
I have done ruffles at the bottom and piping details all over the front opening and edges of the waist belt.
This is a light weight chiffon fabric. She has worn black inner and leggings underneath.
There are a few more dresses that I’ve sewn last year. I will be showcasing it in another post.
The Holy month Ramadan is here. We all are blessed to witness this Ramadan. So please utilize the benefits of this month to the maximum by increasing our Ibadah. May Allah accept all our worships and duaa. Please include me and my family in your valuable duaa…
Recently I had my third baby… Recent means Feb 3rd… Her name is Hamna Fathima. My eldest daughter Hana Fathima’s birthday falls on Feb 5th. I wished if Hamna came 2 days later, both my girls would’ve been sharing the same birth date 🙂 …but there’s nothing we could do about it… Allah plans everything for good.
Hana and my son Muhammed was born in India. I wanted to deliver Hamna here in Dubai. But as I said earlier, Allah plans everything and everything for good. At the last moment I had to change my plans and had to go to India for delivery. Since Hana was going to school and the final exams were soon to commence, I couldn’t take her with me to India. That departure from the airport was the most heart-breaking moment for me. That was in the 3rd week of January. Daily she used to call and cry. Even now when I think of that, tears jerk from my eyes.
Do you know why I shared this long story?…I will tell… Ever since I started sewing, Hana wore only dresses sewn by me for her birthdays. And her birthday falls on February. Me in India and she in Dubai. I decided to make a dress for her birthday and send it to her. Luckily one of our relatives was travelling to dubai at that time. So, within 2 days I bought the fabrics and whipped up a dress for my angel. And that is this Blue Fairy Dress. Hope you guys liked it.
Howz everyone doin’? I don’t even remember when was my last visit in here. Well…I really regret the fact that I don’t get time for anything… Anything in the sense..EVERYTHING… Finally I decided today is the day for my re-entry. IT’S NOW OR NEVER 🙂
My Hana loves 2 types of dresses. One is maxi and the other one being twirly. So this time it’s a maxi dress. I just looove the floral fabric that I’ve used. This fabric had been lying in my stash for over a yer now. I wasn’t quite sure what to make with it. Recently when I was walking through a store I saw a dress in floral print and I immediately decided to do this.
Some of my friends were asking for the measurement. So, here I’ve done a rough draft of it. Well, I really don’t know how to explain the procedure accurately because I’m in no way an expert. But if you have any doubt, I’ll try to explain at my level best.
The actual chest measurement of my daughter is 22 inches. I took extra inches so that I could do an elastic casing at the back bodice. This will give a good fit.
Here in the bodice I’ve done an extra layer with length shortened. And it’s cut on the bias and did a rolled hem.
Please don’t ask me anything about the blazer. I just winged it and I’m not at all happy with the result. Although it look’s ok while worn, it’s not at all ok. It was my first time working with knits and I’ve never imagined it to be this tough. Well…I need to practice a lot more with knits…
Hope to see you soon…
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I hate the climate change, because that’s the time when children … and adults fall sick. But this is the season of non-stop marriages as well. And as you all would agree…the more the marriages, the more dresses you’ll need…rite.
This dress was made for my daughter. She absolutely loves such dresses. Actually hana’s baapa’s (father) neice bought a dress recently. When hana saw that dress, her instant reaction was “wow…I also want the same dress”. But I wasn’t keen on buying it. Instead I tried to make one for her. And this is the end product.
The top is made of velvet fabric. The skirt is made of net fabric, brocade lining and cotton lining. Hope you all liked my attempt. Would love to have your feedback.
What would you do with a pile of scrap fabrics? Umm… Quilters would say that they’d quilt. But since I’m not into quilting, I made a patchwork skirt.
This was the pile I was talkin’ about.
Cut all the fabrics according to ur measurements and lay-out how you want it to be, according to tiers. Mine was 7″ x 8″.
Join all the longer edge and connect all the tiers. You’ll get number of detailed tutorials in the world-wide-web.
A super twirly patchwork skirt is ready without spending any extra money.
My daughter just don’t feel like getting out of it.
I hope you all liked it. Would love to hear from you all…
I never thought i would sew in my life, but that happened. And i believe, whatever happens, happens for good. Anyways… I’m a follower of so many sewing blogs out there. And i’m highly influenced by the kind of dresses they make. One such dress is this Petal Dress. Here’s the link for the tutorial of this beautiful dress. This dress looks so pretty that i think every little girl must have this in their collection of dresses. Actually it’s not as hard as i thought it would be to make this dress. But then it takes loads of time and loads of fabric as well.
Aah….months passed by…and my sewing blog has been sitting idol…lamenting y no one is turning towards me…well…first of all a biiig sorry to my blog 🙂
It’s not that i didn’t sew all these months..but was not able to click any pics and post. So here i’m uploaded a simple white skirt that i had sewn for my daughter.
White is the colour of peace. So here i’m restarting my blog peacefully. I’ve made this skirt with exposed seam. And for all those exposed seams, i’ve done a rolled hemming with red thread. I thought of making it fully white. But my mom thought full white would be boring and so i gave a tint of red.
I’ve made this skirt with the help of a new companion in my sewing studio and that is none other that my Ruffler Foot. Once u figure it out, its very easy to use. But at times its annoying coz my needle comes off at regular interval. Is it normal ?
Wow…I’m happy… I’m happy the way this dress has shaped up… I’ve been wishing to make this one for a long long time, but time and fear didn’t permit me to…. Finally I tried hard to conquer my fear and made use of every bit of time I got. Afterall ‘time’ n tide waits for none…
As I said earlier that my girl loves twirly dresses, I had to make this super twirly dress for her. The yoke portion is made out of a brocade type of fabric and the skirt portion is made of soft net fabric with satin lining. The skirt is basically a paneled skirt, which is easy to make. The fabric used for the border is a kind of silk material.
This dress was actually not that hard to make, but the portion that I thought would be the most easiest, turned out to be the toughest part. Arggh…the border, it took the life out of me. But somehow or the other I had to complete this dress. And after a lot of seam ripping and adjustments, this dress is finally done.
Now hana is eagerly waiting for an occasion to wear it. She is waiting to twirl.
I don’t know why, but I love this dress. Maybe because of it’s chocolaty colour or maybe it’s the cool polka dots. Whatever it is, I just LOVE it. This dress is made out of a soft satin fabric. Luckily I got this fabric at a very cheap rate.
And did you guys notice that wobbly collar, that’s my first attempt at peter pan collar. I know it’s not perfect, but I guess it’s not that bad for a first try. After all the fabric was such that I couldn’t get hold of it as I wanted.
This is a basic bodice attached to a circle frock. My girl loves twirly dresses, and she demands this particular dress for most of the occasions. SHE HAPPY, that means ME HAPPY.
As you all would agree, hemming a circle skirt is very difficult. Atleast for me it is. So I did a rolled hem for this frock. It was so easy and moreover it goes well with this flowy fabric.
Linking this to nap time crafters audition