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Hmmm… Shiny! :)

Does anyone has extra foil lying around the kitchen drawers? You do not need to limit its use with the kitchen! See the dress I made? :))) 

No, of course I’m not serious! This is just another gorgeous fabric that I’ve bought… Couldn’t resist the shiny color, how could I ?!…

silver dress

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Any Questions?

Hello, I just discovered your blog and  there’s great stuff in it! Is it possible to get some information about how to sew a maxi skirt as well?

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Hi! Maxi skirts are indeed quite trendy these days. I can see it on almost everyone when I walk around the streets, with various colors and patterns. I, however, got really bored with wearing maxi skirts, since they used to be my no.1 outfit when I was in university. So, you probably won’t see any maxi dress sewing posts from me :) However, let me try to guide you in making a maxi skirt by yourself with easy to make steps. 

You may find quite useful tips in sewing a basic skirt from this post: Watch and Learn Grasshopper: Sewing a Basic Skirt

Follow the steps described in here to make a basic skirt pattern. Then, starting from the fullest part of your hip extend the side line like a triangle that you add on the original side line on the skirt pattern. 

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Defying the summer laziness…

I’ve been sewing like crazy since the start of my holiday but was too lazy to take photos of my projects. I then realize that it’s been only 2 posts this month so I rushed into taking photos at least for my final project. 

This blouse is made with Simplicity 2614 and the lace skirt completing the look is - hopefully- well recognized by the SYS readers. It’s SYS wardrobe’s favorite lace skirt! :)

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Any Questions?

Hi there, how are you? So happy I found your blog your stuff is awesome. I’m about to sew V1247 and I’m a new sewer and wondering if the skirt is true to the size. Thanks for your help.

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Hello Sailor!

( I still do not know how to answer anonymous questions properly…)

It’s been some time since I made that skirt for myself. But as I remember it was true to the size. On the other hand, as a seamstress used to European patterns, I always tend to give hem allowance on all the patterns I cut, whether it’s a Vogue pattern or a BurdaStyle. My advice would be to give some hem allowance on the sides just to be safe. It’s a very easy and fun pattern to work with. I hope the result will turn out perfect for you. Happy sewing! :)

related blog post: http://sewingyourstyle.tumblr.com/post/19048165095/v1247-rachel-comey-skirt

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Sewing Steps for My Super Chic Pencil Skirt!

my super chic pencil skirt self-made

So, the ones who follow my blog are already familiar with this project. For the ones who have just found it (shame on you by the way! :P) visit these two posts first if you’d like to learn sewing a basic skirt and then style it up by adding simple and hip details:

1. Watch and Learn Grasshopper: Sewing A Basic Skirt

2. Create Chic Outfits with Basic Patterns - Pencil Skirt

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Create Chic Outfits with Basic Patterns - PENCIL SKIRT

The reason I decided to learn sewing my own clothes was to be able to wear anything I like with high quality and low budget. 

I respect and admire the Fashion Brands and how much effort is spent in building them, but if it is not for my budget, what’s the use! So after I started sewing, instead of idle window shopping, I started to notice the details and how one yard of fabric can be turned into a good quality outfit. Now I use my SYS - Look Book for this, and it’s much better than spending time in malls :) I advise you to use it as an inspirational resource as well. 

pencil skirt designer

When I examined the high fashion outfit brands closer, I realized that many of the RTW outfits are just smart variations of simple patterns. Of course the creativity and design quality lies in these details… And you HAVE TO HAVE good quality fabric to begin with. I claim that anyone who has an eye on fashion, and willing to execute basic sewing techniques, can create a high quality outfit just by following some simple steps. 

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Looking for skirt inspirations before starting my next sewing project. 

You can visit my Look Book for more lovely fashion photos,. It’s becoming a really cool style reference, both for sewing inspirations and for street fashion :)

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Tactics for “Pepluming” Dresses :)

Hello Everyone! I mentioned you about a contest managed by Philips Smart Irons together with BurdaStyle Magazine in Turkey, in my previous post “To Peplum or Not to Peplum?”. Having this in mind, and the unstoppable urge for sewing a peplum dress, left me with no choice for trying out my first peplums! 

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What do I do? I try to get the best out of life...How did it all start? One day I decided that it is time for me to stop paying for clothes so much and make them myself. But the problem was, I had never sewn before in my life! So, I started following my inner voice... and youtube records... Since then, I sew whenever I can and defy the zillion dollar fashion industry in my own way :))
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