Mirth Cardi

Mirth Cardi

This is a quick project! Probably the fastest project I have ever finished given the fact that I only work on this for about an hour or two every night. The pattern is worked in the round the whole time starting from a doily then the arms are made and then poof, it’s a cardigan/vest thing!

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Sewing Things I'm Happy to Find in Manila

Sewing Things I'm Happy to Find in Manila

These are some sewing things that I’m happy that I found recently:

  • Dressmaker’s Carbon/Tracing Paper for tracing patterns - got it at Carolina’s for P120 per pack. I never thought that Carolina’s would carry this but I’m happy that they did. Tracing darts onto fabric will now be so much easier!
  • Pattern Paper for pattern making - found these at National Bookstore at P21.50 for 5 sheets, 33.5″ x 33.5″. I have 7 packs of these because I hoarded the last few pieces at the SM Megamall branch. I’m planning to use these to draft some future designs. And now that I have dressmaker’s carbon, I might try using this to trace out patterns. I still have to find those dotted/marked papers but for now, big papers are my best friends!

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Pressing Matters - DIY Tailor’s Ham and Seam Roll

Pressing Matters - DIY Tailor’s Ham and Seam Roll

I recently started a project involving lots of darts, 8 to be exact. And although darts are a pain to sew, pressing them is even harder. I knew that I needed a tailor’s ham and a seam roll to make my life better but pressing aids are really expensive.

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Gyspy Boxers

Gyspy Boxers

Pattern Details

Pattern Name
Gypsy Boxers by Doris Chan
Yarn Used

6ply Hand Dyed Cotton from Chumpling Crafts in Ice Cream (Pastel) - Cheese

Hook Size

4.5mm

Finished Size
S
Ravelry Entry
Gypsy Boxers

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Delphine Skirt | Love at First Stitch

Delphine Skirt | Love at First Stitch

So here it is, my first ever sewn garment! I can’t believe that I finally finished a sewing project! I’m taking baby steps with my progress in sewing. But little progress is better than no progress!

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Yarn Haul (again)

Yarn Haul (again)

I think I promised myself almost a year and a half ago to stop buying yarns. Although I was successful for quite some time, I couldn’t help but notice that yarn stores are popping up everywhere! Yey more yarns! But I have so much yarns and so little output that it makes me feel guilty to just keep them around.

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Lace Essence Top

Lace Essence Top

One of the things that I love about crochet is that it’s delicate and elegant even in its simplicity. This top looks so classy because of the fine thread used and the fact that lace, even in its simplest form, looks expensive.

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Sewing Supplies in the Philippines

Sewing Supplies in the Philippines

Ever since I started sewing, I was on the look out for supplies and fabrics. I have amassed quite a lot and I wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the lot of helpful blogs that I regularly consult. So instead of rewriting everything that was already beautifully and meticulously written, I would like to share a list of the blogs I consult plus some summaries. I will also include in the list online alternatives for those other hard to find sewing supplies.

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