Thursday 15 June 2017

Red top

I had great winter but I didn't have any time for sewing so I finished my first project of 2017 at May 1! It was a simple woven top from Burda 04/2016. I didn't buy this issue, I got it from a library! Thank you, Surrey libraries, you are saving my money! 

The pattern is pretty loose fitted so I cut size 36 without seam allowance. I didn't change anything in pattern, only way of sewing darts, I made them as pleats. Probably next time I will try to do them by instructions. Oh, I made the top longer, just trying to use the whole length of my piece of fabric, decreasing the waste. 

I used the rayon fabric which I bought 4 years ago in Toronto, during my first and only visit to Canada (second one was actually moving to Vancouver, BC). I supposed to use this fabric as lining for a skirt but I didn't. So the cut came back to Canada%)

This is easy and nice project and the result is pretty good and nice, the top is very comfortable and I can wear it in different outfits. I will make couple more in future ( I should cut neckline  1cm wide, so it would be easier to put it on wearing glasses)

  • Fabric: red rayon from Toronto (first visit to Canada), 0.65m
  • Pattern: Burda 04/2016 118
  • Fabric was bought first but as a lining for a skirt
  • Notions: thread
  • Time to complete: 5.2 hours
  • First worn: just after finishing
  • Wear again: sure!
  • Make again: yes, with changes - little bit wider neckline.
  • Total cost:  $4 for fabric, $0.5 for thread, 0 - for pattern (I borrowed the magazine in library) = C$4.5

Sunday 11 September 2016

Finished projects of 2016

I am not a very productive seamstress this year. I finished only 4 items till September and don't think I will have much sewing time in the next few months. But 3 of these 4 items are in use all the time. So I made a crop sweater, leggings or yoga pants, cargo shorts for Semeon and a swimsuit.

Semeon is wearing his shorts all the time! Maybe I will make one more pair because it is nice to see him in me-made garments. 

Cargo shorts

I didn't wear the crop sweater yet but hope I will use it later.

Crop sweater

I am not very happy about fit of the swimsuit and how I attached the elastic but I am going to use it and make a better version.


Leggings are not the best fit too but I use them all the time! They are so comfy, I spent a week in them during our road trip. I am going to blog about them very soon!


By the way, I was wearing those not very successful wide pants from previous post very often! I added a wide elastic to the bottom of the legs and liked them more that way. And they were soooo good for cycling! I am looking now for a similar pattern with little bit narrower hips.

Saturday 14 May 2016

Not very successful wide pants

Last September I decided that I wanted new pants for my trip in San Francisco. I visualized some comfy jogger pants in print fabric.

Jogger pants outfit (not my photo)

I run to a store and bought a piece of nice rayon, I like to sew and wear rayon in warm season. I didn't know how I cut the fabric but my pants were too short and too narrow at the bottom. And tooooo wide at hips. I used a pattern from old Patrones, issue 305. I made the belt with elastic.

They look not so bad in action and are pretty comfy for biking.

I probably will make them shorter and try to narrow a little bit in the hips area but maybe will just use them for biking to food stores and the library%) I am too lazy usually for remaking and fixing problems in finished garments%)

Should I shorten the pants?

  • Fabric: 1.5m of rayon
  • Pattern: Patrones 305
  • Fabric was bought specially to make these pants
  • Notions: thread, wide elastic
  • Time to complete: 6.2 hours
  • First worn: today
  • Wear again: I thinks so. Anyway I can wear them at home%)
  • Total cost: C$15 per fabric, C$2 per tread and ribbon, C$6 per magazine = C$23

Monday 2 May 2016


I miss my little sewing blog! I didn't write here for one year. I sewed all this time, I updated my me-made list but didn't write proper posts.

I participated in Me-Made-May last year (all my outfits are in flickr album). I only finished one garment%(

I hesitated to participated this year or not because I knew that I could wear me-made garment every day, I knew that I need to make more separate tops, some shorts for summer and maybe some active clothes for hiking and cycling. But Me-Made-May is soo much fun! So I couldn't miss it!

'I, Sewing Sveta (, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me-made or me-refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2015. Also I will finish 2 new garments and I want to make a proper list of stuff that I need to sew to fill gaps in my wardrobe.'

First day, Drape-Drape t-shirt

Thursday 30 April 2015

Me-Made-May 2015

May again!!
So nice month because of MMM too! I can wear all my dresses, skirts and make pictures of myself, a lot of fun! Also I would like to see what other participants will wear and post on Flickr or Instagram.

'I, Sewing Sveta (, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15. I endeavour to wear me-made or me-refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2015. Also I will finish 3 new garments'

Let's the fun begin!
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