with my hands – Dream
  • My projects,  Sewing

    Red bag for my son

    My son has been frustrated with his lack of a proper bag to carry his essentials around. His school bag is too big and bulky if he just wants to take his wallet and phone to visit a game shop or to buy some ice cream. Lately I haven’t made that many things for my son, so I promised to help and make him a boyish red bag. I found this sturdy plastic-backed canvas and the black strap at a local fabric shop called Inkuri. After getting hom, I immediately started cutting the canvas. Without making a proper pattern, I just determined a suitable width to the bag and started…

  • Shy eyes from Ottobre 6/2016 magazine with leggings from Ottobre 1/2016
    My projects,  Sewing

    Cute playwear for my girl

    This morning S complained about a t-shirt that was too small. As I removed the old garment from her closet I decided to replace it with a new one. I found a nice tunic pattern called Shy eyes from Ottobre 6/2016 magazine. There wasn’t enough of the light violet jersey, so I added the white sleeves and the collar finishing. I was a bit afraid of doing the rolled hem for the ruffles with my serger, since the last time I tried was a total disaster. However,  after consulting the guide book and reading carefully my notes, I managed to sew the rolled hem perfectly. I am proud of myself! The…