I am trying to make this gown.. I’ll get back to you soon about the progress 😀

TIERED GOWN Featured: Oscar de la Renta Tiered Gown Among the occasion gowns, a tiered empire-waisted number is always a standout with its elegant double-ruffled flounce. In coral silk taffeta, it’s unmistakably Oscar. You will need: Approx. 4 ½ – 5  yds. [4.2 – 4.6 m] of fashion fabric, 60” [152 cm] wide 1 dress zipper, approx. 15” [30 cm] long Coordinating thread Kraft paper MEASUREMENTS Bust – measure around the fullest part of breast, just under the arm. … Read More

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First of all, I’d like to apologize for missing in the last 9 months..
9 months? Wow..It’s quite a long time huh?

And second of all… I’d like to apologize, again, because I totally forgot what I wanted to write in this “How to Take Your Measurements Part 2”. But I’m gonna make it up to you by writing about how to make basic pattern. Is that OK? 🙂

So.. I meet you 2 days from now in “How to Make Basic Pattern”

Ciao ciao..

These are measurement that should be taken for beginner level.

  1. Neck (Lingkar Leher)
    Measured all the way around your bottom neck, add a finger so it won’t be too tight. 

    Diukur sekeliling lingkar leher bawah dengan meletakkan jari telunjuk ditekuk leher.

  2. Bust (Lingkar Badan)
    Measured from bust line around the fullest part of the back, (all the way around). 

    Diukur sekeliling badan atas terbesar melalui puncak dada.

  3. Waist (Lingkar Pinggang)
    Measured around your natural waist, keep it comfortable. 

    Diukur sekeliling pinggang pas.

  4. Hips (Lingkar Pinggul)
    Measured the fullest part of the hips/the biggest buttocks. 

    Diukur sekeliling pinggul atau badan bawah terbesar.

  5. Chest Front (Lebar Dada)
    Measured 5 cm below the bottom neck, from left armhole to right armhole. 

    Diukur 5cm dibawah lekuk leher tengah muka, dari batas lengan kiri ke batas lengan kanan.

  6. Distance from nipples to the waist line (Tinggi Dada)
    Measured from waist up to nipples. 

    Diukur dari pinggang tegak lurus keatas sampai puncak buah dada.

  7. Waist to Hips (Tinggi Pinggul)
    Measured from waist down to hips. 

    Diukur dari pinggang sampai batas pinggul.

  8. Neck to waist (Panjang Dada)
    Measure from bottom-front neck down to waist. 

    Diukur dari lekuk leher di tengah muka ke bawah sampai pinggang.

  9. Back, armhole to armhole (Lebar Punggung)
    Measured 9 cm below the neck nape, from left armhole to right armhole. 

    Diukur dari tulang leher belakang yang menonjol, turun 9 cm lalu ukur datar dari batas lengan kiri ke batas lengan kanan.

  10. Neck Nape to Back Waist (Panjang Punggung)
    Measured from neck nape down to waist.  

    Diukur dari tulang leher belakang yang menonjol kebawah sampai pinggang.

  11. Shoulder (Panjang Bahu)
    Measured from the base of the neck to the shoulder joint. 

    Diukur dari lekuk leher di bahu atau bahu yang paling tinggi sampai titik bahu terendah atau paling ujung.

  12. Underarm to Waist (Panjang Sisi)
    Measured the distance from under the arm to the waist. 

    Diukur dengan menyelakan penggaris dibawah ketiak, kemudian diukur dari batas penggaris ke bawah sampai pinggang.

  13. Armhole (Lingkar Lubang Lengan)
    Measured around the arm and over the shoulder where the arm joins the body, add 4 cm. 

    Diukur sekeliling lubang lengan tanpa lengan dan ditambah 4 cm untuk lubang yang akan dipasangkan lengan.

  14. Shoulder to Elbow (Panjang Lengan Pendek)
    Measured the distance from the shoulder bone to approximately 3 cm above the elbow. 

    Diukur dari puncak lengan ke bawah sampai kira-kira 3 cm diatas  siku.

  15. Upper Arm (Lingkar Lengan)
    Measured around the upper arm. 

    Diukur sekeliling lengan bagian atas.

Bust – From bust line around the fullest part of the back, (all the way around)

Today is a holiday and I’ve been thinking of working my sewing lesson homework, which is draw basic pattern with my body measurement. But I don’t really feel into it because I don’t like the cover of my costume book. So I decided to make cover, and I know the perfect paper for it.

It’s a map of Jakarta Greenmap. Why I’m using this paper? Because it’s Tyvek 54.3 gr paper –  it’s light, strong, flexible, water proof, cannot be teared and recyclable. And because I love this paper and still wanna use this paper as a map, I’m not gonna cut or use glue or do anything that gonna damage the paper. I’m just gonna fold it. This is how I did:

  1. Put the book right in the middle of the paper. Size the length of the book. Fold the upper and bottom side of paper behind the book.
    Letakkan buku tepat di tengah kertas. Ukur panjang buku. Lipat bagian atas dan bawah kertas ke bagian belakang buku.
  2. Fold the left side of the paper. Put the front side of the book cover in between the folding paper.
    Lipat bagian kiri kertas. Selipkan sampul buku bagian depan di lipatan kertas.
  3. Do the same thing for the back side of the book cover.
    Lakukan hal yang sama pada sampul buku bagian belakang.
  4. DONE! 🙂

I made the pin’s heads yesterday. The result is okay, but I have to keep practive, hehehe..

From left to right: fail, keep doing, good, having a little improvement.

Now I’m gonna do my homework 🙂
See you..

Actually, I’m a little bit confused about the language I’m gonna use because I want everybody understand what I write so we can learn together. So here’s the condition, I’m gonna write the important part, like sewing terms, both in Bahasa and English and the rest in English, okay? 🙂

On my first day of my sewing class I didn’t know what to bring, so I just brought my mini note book and a pen.

And first thing I learned is the things I should have. Here’s the list:

  1. Note book, in Bahasa we call it “Buku Costume“. I don’t know if we can call it “Costume Book” in English or not, because when I google costume book the result is not the same. Buku Costume is an A4 size note book that have plain paper and striped paper side by side, so it’ll easier for you to write down the lessons/instructions and draw the cloth pattern.
  2. Pencil.
  3. Pen.
  4. Ruller (penggaris).
  5. Rubber (penghapus).These are things I have bought. You can see the book there, which has striped and plain papers.
  6. Sewing needle (jarum tangan).
  7. Pin (jarum pentul).I bought pin with flat top because I wanna make pins like these
  8. Measurement tape (meteran)
  9. Scale (“skala” in Bahasa). It’s like ruler but in scale.
  10. Tracing paper or paper carbon (karbon jahit)
  11. Tracing wheel (rader), the picture is like this (from top to bottom: new,  Dritz,  pinpoint)
  12. Pattern paper, we can use newspaper or brown paper (kertas sampul).
  13. Pattern draft ruler (penggaris jahit).Actually I have no idea which one I should buy first.

Now, let’s go shopping and buy all the things we need 🙂

See you..


One of the reasons I started to write this blog is because I just started to take sewing lesson and I wanna to share with you about the lesson so we can learn together.

Reason no. 2 is because there are lot of things I found recently that I want to share. Like Mai, I found her blog while I was searching fabrics in Google, then I found Sarubobo in her blog. And then I started to read along her blog from the beginning. She is amazed me, and I want you to know about her too 🙂

This is the picture of Sarubobo I found in her blog.

If you have time go visit her blog and you will get inspired just like me.


P.S. I wrote this post in English so that Mai can read this 🙂