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Zipper bookBookstores and libraries are one of my favourite hideouts that I could spend countless of hours there without noticing. Books not only could enrich my knowledge, skill and even could be a great lesson that I could learn from others experiences.

Have some spare time today, thus as usual, I went to library to look for some treasures. And I found this. A zipper bag. This book is written in Chinese is all about using zips, needle and threads that could turn them into pouches, bags and even a hat! I was amused by such a wonderful creation that I borrowed the book immediately. Inside the book, there are some colour pictures showing the preparation of zip, techniques of sewing the simple pouch and how to combine two different colours of zips to make a colourful pouch. While the rest of the instructions for each pattern are printed in black and white.

Without any delay, I decided to make one for my friend whose birthday is around the corner. Following the step by step pictures without looking at the chinese wordings, had guided me to sew the pouch successfully. Though I do admitted that some steps really do require me to figure out how to proceed for sewing the first time. But i do believe the pouch making process would be smoother and faster after some hands-on experience in making it. I had also modified the design with a little ribbon attached to it to make it looks more feminine. Zip it up to become a pouch.Image

I have yet try out to make other designs as taught in the book. But I would definitely love to make another one again with what I had learnt! 🙂

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After Change!

Online purchase is getting more and more common nowsaday. It could save the time travelling there personally to purchase!

Personally I like to buy clothing online. It not only could save my time from travelling and also cheaper as some of the exchange rates are lower than compare to Sing dollar. However, prior to purchase, it is best to study the sizes, materials, the information provided to minimise buying something that is not what is expected earlier.

Honestly, I do make mistakes sometimes in my past purchases such as the sizes or the styles does not really match me. Often I would give them away to my friends that suit them. And the rest that still remains in my wardrobe, I would like to sew them to suit me instead. To increase my wardrobe selection at the same time.

To start with, I chose a blue blouse that I wear it occasionally when only there is limited choices. It makes my apple-shaped figure more obvious with it. It has an elastic waistline that will be ‘trapped’ above my waistline and the pleats above the elastic bands, flares out around my bustline, makes me look really plump with shorter upper body instead. Thus, I decided to go without the pleats and the elastic band. True enough, the end result of the blue blouse in the picture can really hide my flaws and I could wear it confidently now!