Sunday, October 30, 2011

Beach Robe Pattern from MADE

It's been forever since I said I wanted to show you a Beach Robe that I made using Dana's latest pattern.

I did share these pictures on my personal Facebook shortly after I finished sewing. These pictures were taken using my camera phone. I thought it were crappy to use for this blog. I wanted to share a professionally taken photo to show off my hard work. What I mean by professional photo here is a photo taken by ME using a real camera on automatic mode not a camera phone. Slap me in the face right now! Haha....

But guess what?! I didn't get a chance to take the photo until my precious camera is broken recently (teardrops on my face). So yeah.. Call me a procrastinator!

By the way, I hope you enjoy an edited terrible phone pictures (turned out quite good as compared to my "professional photo").

Psst: I love the colour of the robe. It's coral!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wide Waistband Skirt Dress

As usual, I would bring to you an outdated, cheated post on my sewing project. Outdated because this skirt dress is done in September. Cheated because I didn't have any recent sewing updates to post except this one.

Raisya had 1 Guess skirt dress that was a gift from my BFF, Mary (not a real name =p).

She clearly had outgrown that skirt. 

So I thought of making a new one for Raisya in a less complicated version. It is actually sleeveless top (minus the collar) which sewn together with wide elastic waistband skirt - the most interesting part of the dress.  

Seen here are the pictures of Raisya wearing the dress with a crop cardigan from Seed since we were in Genting when the pictures were taken. 

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I listed here my source of materials for making this dress:
  • Top - shirt fabric from People Textile. It's expensive. Please opt for a thrifted shirt if you thought of making one.
  • Skirt - striped fabric from Isetan Textile (not Isetan in KLCC, ya friends!)  
  • 2-inch Wide Elastic Waistband - sewing supplies shop next to Hong Leong Bank in Petaling Street.
Till then, see ya!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

sick is not cool

October is a sick month.

My husband, myself and my brother (who is staying with me) all got it one after another.  

Here is the chronological of event of our sick October.

7th October - First my husband and my brother were down with fever. 

9th October - My brother was admitted to the hospital because of Dengue. Dengue hit badly in my housing area. There would be a fogging taken place every morning and night.

10th October - I started to get chills and feverish. I showered and went ahead to the office by the way.  As I was talking to my Boss, I started feeling cold then hot then cold a companied with a headache. I went to the clinic and doctor gave me MC that day. 

11th October -  I couldn't get up from the bed but still I need to see the doctor to get my MC. My temperature was 39 and doctor gave me MC for two days. I didn't have any symptoms of Dengue. My father came from hometown and brought "Crab Soup" for my brother. Not a regular crab but Ketam Nipah. Crab soup is said to increase your platelet and cure dengue fever.

12th October - I rested at home. I have no appetite at all since the first day of fever.

13th October - I went to the office and decided to see the doctor again when my colleagues notices that I'm sick and says to me " You should think about calling the doctor's office to find out if they think you should come in. My eyes were red but I felt nothing wrong with it. Doctor took a blood test and gave me MC and also referring letter to the hospital in case the test came out positive for dengue or viral fever.  She asked me to wait until noon. Luckily, the result came out negative for Dengue. I decided to stay at the office since it's already 2 p.m but did nothing at all. 

14th October - My eyes were still red and I feel pain on my right cheek. I went to the office as usual and my Boss give me permission to go back early. While I resting that day, I finally found out that I had infection on my wisdom tooh after some "googling". Thanks Mr. Google for the info! That night I started feeling pain on my gum and cheek. Later in the evening my brother was discharged from hospital. 

"An infected wisdom tooth can appear to be a common problem, because most people do not have enough room on the jaw for this kind of tooth to erupt.  Wisdom teeth have a high probability of developing abnormally, which dentists call an impacted wisdom tooth"

More on the above by reading this link

15th October - My right cheek swollen. I hurriedly met a dentist and she found out I had an infection in my bottom right wisdom tooth and because of it my face was swollen. She asked me to take medicine to reduce the swell and and also antibiotics to clear up before schedule for removal.

20th October - My wisdom tooth finally removed. It was painful I tell you. I feel like screaming and crying when the dental surgeon made the incision into my gum. Yes, local anesthesia was given but I still can feel the pain. I can not wait to end the session. My mouth hurt. The extraction requires stitches. Arghhh..... it was the most painful experience I had with dentist and also painful for the wallet. It costs me RM700.60.  After 1 hour, the procedure completed. I couldn't talk. The gum was bleeding and I had to bite on a roll of gauze for several hours, no until night.

I headed home and as I was lying on the sofa, my husband texted me and said he was admitted to Prince Court because of appendix. He asked me to send his clothes. That night he went for an immediate surgery. As I felt very weak to drive, I had to wait for my brother to brought me to the hospital. Me and my daughter slept on the sofa bed in the ward that night. My gum still bleeding.

21st October - We just resting in the hospital. I'm craving for nasi. I only can eat something soft and cold either from the fridge or room temperature. 

22nd October - My husband finally discharged from hospital. Alhamdulillah. He was given a week MC to rest. 

As I wrote this I still feel a little tingling and throbbing pain on my gum.  My husband trip to Japan today is cancelled due to medical reason.

There goes our October. So, no sewing updates from me even though I really miss sewing.  My beautiful fabric sitting pretty on my table waiting to be sew.