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.
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 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.