Monday, July 17, 2017

listen, listen, an interview: Self-Taught Designer Lucy Bea

thesewingroomdiva is a self-taught maker designer.  

we found this video on a YouTube channel of Zoe Hong  and we are truly inspired.  and i can relate to everything they said about themselves.  and zoe hong is so hilarious. 









what do you think?

class schedule for August and Septemmber 2017

Selamat Hari Raya to our muslim audience.

as the month of syawal is reaching the end, we have opened the slots for our classes at our studio in Puchong beginning 7 August 2017.

please email, PM or DM to book your seats.

thank you and have a productive week ahead.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

good news, additional venues for the classes is on the way

yes, that is correct.

we are working on a few opportunities to collaborate with a number of studios to house our patternmaking and garment construction classes.

we are trying to accommodate requests to bring the classes to kuala lumpur and
to venues that offer more convenience to mothers with small children.

watch this space :)


Saturday, May 13, 2017

module 3, SD101, Basics Sewing and Dressmaking, @Bukit Antarabangsa, 12may2017

we had so much fun.  me and the lovely ladies who are enthusiastic about learning how to make their own clothes and feel great wearing them.  these are the ladies who signed up for our 26-hours-class-session during the april promotion.  and had great savings on the fees.

i wore my A-line Loop Jacket and they were openly admiring how it fit me and how it made me look slim for my weight.  of course, i could not have been happier.

we started the session, with me sharing with them my favourite tools for patternmaking.  about 40 minutes later, i showed them a few patterns that i have drafted, progressing from the basic block to the actual pattern for the design.  after that, we proceed with samples of my very own toile making.  and they were able to see how the flat pattern turned into a garment that fit a three dimensional shape of a person.

last but not least, i showed them how to take the body measurements.  and they squealed with laughter at each others funny comments.

at the end of the session, we believe that they are able to see that we are offering them a solution to their current woes, ie not being able to find garments that fit them well, be it ready to wear or made to measure.

and the very next day they were off shopping for tools that we have recommended because they too want their patternmaking and garment making adventure, an experience that is a joy to embark and the garment (that they make) a pleasure to wear.

love being with your ladies.  see you in next class , next week :)




Tuesday, May 2, 2017

class slots for cikgi cikgi out there.

we are organizing slots especially for our wonderful school teachers during the school holidays.

come and have a look at the schedule below.  if you are interested to join these classes, please email us at thesewingroomdiva@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we are back from our short break.

In the event of low enrollment, we reserve the right to cancel a class at any time.  If a class is canceled, enrolled students will be notified at least 24 hours prior to the start of class and will receive a full refund.

a 10% discount will be given for confirmation with full payment.  seats are limited and time is short.  so hurry!


Time: 10:00am  to 12:00pm

Venue: Puchong


Module 3, SD101, Basics to sewing and dressmaking

29 MAY 2017


Module 1, Phase 1 DR002, Loose fitting dress block

30 MAY 2017,


Module 1, Phases 2 DR002, Loose fitting dress block

31 MAY 2017,


Module 2, Phases 1 DR002-2, A-line Eva Baju Kurung Top

1&3 JUNE 2017


Module 2, Phases 2 DR002-2, A-line Eva Baju Kurung Top

4&5 JUNE 2017,


Module 1, Phase 1 DR001, Semi fitted dress block

6 JUNE 2017


Module 1, Phase 2 DR001, Semi fitted dress block

7 JUNE 2017


Module 2, Phases 1 DR001-3, Princess Line Emma Baju Kurung Top

8&10 JUNE 2017


Module 2, Phases 2 DR001-3, Princess Line Emma Baju Kurung Top

11&18 JUNE 2017



and there will be homework given.  your success in completing the modules has a lot to do with the homework :)

as most of the slots for the modules are running back to back, it will be intense.  so fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride :)







taking a short break

we will be taking a short break from 4 to 8 may 2017.  we will back on 9 May 2017.

please email us at thesewingroomdiva@gmail.com.  we will revert to you after we are back.

happy sewing :)


Sunday, April 30, 2017

the april promotion has ended....

yes,  the promotion has ended.

but don't worry.  we will have it yearly along with our wedding anniversary.

we would like to thank you, our wonderful customers, who have joint in the celebration.  we were elated by the overwhelming response and we are so happy that we can offer the savings to you, our wonderful customers, who support us even thought we are still a new player in this arena.

thank you again and we look forward to having a fruitful and long term relationship with you.


:)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

the anna 6-panel long skirt SK001-1

we love making this skirt. it is a long skirt with 6 panels.  it gently skims the hips and flares as it is about to hit the knees.

instead of a waist band, we have applied facings that is lightly interfaced.  so that it hugs the waist and the upper hip comfortably.  not too snug, not too loose.  and we use the lapped zipper installation.  it is our​ favourite zipper installation method.

front view

side view

front of the waist

back of the waist and the zipper closure

interested to learn to make this skirt for yourselves or for your loved ones.  watch this space.  a class (SK001 and SK001-1) on this skirt is coming your way soon.



module 1, phase 2, dr002, Studio-One @Puchong, 25april2017

during this class nadia and rose, made the necessary adjustments to their basic dress block.  both nadia and rose need to shorten the back waist length while rose needs to shorten her front waist length before they can proceed to draft the basic sleeve block for their individual pattern.

it was intense with  multiple parameters to juggle in order to make the adjustments.  ha ha...berasap ya nadia.  but i know she enjoys the challenge.  and i learned a few thing from her too.  with rose, we ended up with mathematical equations such as x=y+1...because narrative was too wordy.....ha ha.  it was fun.

photo courtesy of @jahitbynadia

photo courtesy of @jahitbynadia

apparently, they need more time to tackle the adjustments.  and that is ok.  they are booking another additional 2 hours on module 1 phase 2, dr002 next week.  


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

the modules in a nut shell

we hope the table below will help you to see at a glance the relationships between module 1 and module 2.   module 3 on the other hand, covers the basics of patternmaking and sewing and would be beneficial for those who are new to patternmaking and garment construction.

these are the lessons currently offered at the studio in puchong.  more designs will be added from time to time.  please refer to PATTERNMAKING AND GARMENT CONSTRUCTION LESSONS FOR MADE TO MEASURE GARMENT for further details on the modules.



description of basic block (and the recommended minimum hours of class duration)module 1design for corresponding basic block (and the recommended minimum hours of class duration)module 2sewing machine required
DR001semi fitted basic dress block with sleeveDR001-1princess line elsa dress
PHASE 1, RM85 for 2 hours sessionPHASE 1yesRM210 for 4 hours session
PHASE 2, RM85 for 2 hours sessionPHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session
DR001-2princess line tinkerbell dress
PHASE 1yesRM210 for 4 hours session
PHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session
DR001-3princess line emma baju kurung top
PHASE 1yesRM210 for 4 hours session
PHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session
DR001-4princess line with peplum pippa baju kurung top
PHASE 1yesRM210 for 4 hours session
PHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session
DR002loose fitting basic dress block with sleeveDR002-1A-line sonya sleeveless dress
PHASE 1, RM85 for 2 hours sessionPHASE 1yesRM210 for 4 hours session
PHASE 2, RM85 for 2 hours sessionPHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session
DR002-2A-line eva baju kurung top
PHASE 1yesRM210 for 4 hours session
PHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session
DR002-3A-line tia baju kurung top
PHASE 1yesRM210 for 4 hours session
PHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session
SK001basic skirt blockSK001-16-panel anna long skirt
PHASE 1, RM45 for 1 hour sessionPHASE 1yesRM110 for 2 hour session
PHASE 2, RM45 for 1 hour sessionPHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session
JK001semi fitted basic jacket block with sleeveJK001-1princess line loop jacket
PHASE 1, RM85 for 2 hours sessionPHASE 1yesRM210 for 4 hours session
PHASE 2, RM85 for 2 hours sessionPHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session
JK002loose fitting basic jacket block with sleeveJK002-1A-line loop jacket
PHASE 1, RM85 for 2 hour sessionPHASE 1yesRM210 for 4 hours session
PHASE 2, RM85 for 2 hour sessionPHASE 2yesRM200 for 4 hours session

you can always email us at thesewingroomdiva@gmail.com if your need further clarification.