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

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 Β½ – 5Β  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? πŸ™‚

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

Ciao ciao..

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 –Β  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! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚
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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚