Belt is done and add one more layer (yellow) with frill. It’s so cute, now. It wasn’t a dress at the beginning but seems like it would be too short if person who wears it has big tummy. So, I added one layer. It’s pretty now.
Check out 2 ways of using belt. The belt width is inspired by Japanese Obi.
Posted by as on Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 Under Accessories
Made some bracelets to provide product variation in my booth. It’s for children. It can be for bigger person if they have small lower arms like me. Haha. Goodness, I think, I’m going to make one bigger than this but I don’t know. If the design is so cute like this, may be children size like this is more suitable. (~_~)”’
My sewing machine almost couldn’t handle the thickness. May be I should try another method. Changing needle to bigger one isn’t always the ‘right’ option form me. It works but I’ll try another technique.
Just got an idea today to make this into small sling bag. I think, it would be cute (>_<).
I’m making my own original pattern of hat. It’s simply because I want to be free of being dependent to others people pattern. I want to know how it is make so I know how to modify it into many style in the future.
It’s pretty math here. haha I was pretty good in geometry back then…hahaha. So, i applied it a little bit.
How did I make it?
IT IS A SECRET. (^u^)…
Yet, I read my japanese hat books today. I want to refresh myself about the finishing technique. I noticed that making a hat is a bit ‘drappery’ thing. No such a basic pattern like clothes. It’s so different. There IS a ‘basic’ pattern but it’s not like clothes. I mean, not much calculation etch to make it. Only 2 measurement that we need: the round head length and the length from ear to ear. Not really complicated, yet, at the same time, the pattern is ‘free’. I mean, we can make it as we want and it still works!
That pic is actually not my first pattern. It’s my second one (i have the 3rd one…haha). The first one? it worked. The 3rd? It worked as well. I can’t say it’s a failure…it’s just different shape but both are succeed patterns.
The key of hat shaping is (so far I notice) on the ‘curve’ of the parts/slices. (I’ve revealed small secret here (^.<)). We can play with that. We can create a hat based on that and then cut the hat here and there and voila! We get a new pattern with ‘abstract’ slices shape. I haven’t tried it though but I think, It will work, too.
This one is very special, OOAK, fabric and materials are special. Fabric may be designed special for one type of clothes. Sewing technique is high and fine.
2. Pret a Porter Deluxe
This one is is below haute couture. Fabric can still be found on stores yet it’s the exclusive one. Sewing technique is high and fine. Combined with handsewing, too. Not always OOAK though.
3. Ready to wear
Fabric may be special as well yet only for that brand. Definitely not OOAK, sewing is done by machine without neglecting sewing SOP (standard operation procedure. Haha). So, the sew is still neat.
4. Mass product
Ah, this one. Made as much as it can, all done by machine, sewing SOP mostly are neglected. Fabrics are not special. Price is very-very low.
My teacher taught me that and I was so enlightened. Based on that, I can decide which clothes or ‘handmade’ I’m going to sell, to what kind of customer, at what price. I’m not afraid to use sewing machine for finishing touch. My teacher even encouraged me to use it for clothes I’m going to sell.
This is my first batch of items for my bazaar. There’s one more dress like this. This is for human size. haha. A friend thought, it was for kids (^O^)”’.
Still need a little more finishing.
The design is pretty simple, inspired by someone who passed me by when i was in my first bazaar. Her style was shabby, her dress looked bigger for her, yet, somehow, with her small body size, she looked so cute!
The ‘waist’ isn’t on the waist part but more like above the waist. the skirt part doesn’t have too much gathers. I like how it looks big and cute at the same time when I try it on my body.