Monday, January 4, 2010

Dressmaking Lesson #1

My very first dressmaking lesson! Finally got to learn dressmaking even though I still do not own a REAL sewing machine.

I had to bring a 1.5 yard cotton to the class for the blouse that we were going to make. That was the instructions from the website where I registered. So I thought that we were going to make a simple, basic blouse, something like a collared blouse or something.

My mum brought me to the old Woodlands Checkpoint market area where I bought this CHEAP floral cotton.

Surprisingly (and rather unfortunately), we were allowed to sew any kind of clothes that we want to! If I had known, I'd brought a picture of some Fendi or Chanel dress that I like and asked the instructor to draw that pattern for me.

But I didn't because I wanted to learn from the basic and definitely do not want to make a Fendi look-alike out of the cotton cloth that I had bought.

Sooooo... I have decided to make a blouse with collars and long sleeves that can be folded, secured with a tiny flap. I hope that the end product with look retro/vintage/bohemian.


ILI IRYANI said...

Hello :) May I know where you go for dressmaking course? As I am interested too!

gwenstella said...

Hi, I took my lessons in Singapore. You can simply go to onePA website to look for the relevant courses at a community centre near you.

The one that I went for was held at Bishan CC. Hope this helps!!!

that is the link above. :)