have finally, finally completed the bustier top! And yes, that's me wearing it!!!! Lighting ain't so good 'cos I was so excited I had to take a photo the minute i finished it, which is just this evening. And of course pictures don't turn out as nice as they do in natural daylight.
it took me a much longer time than i expected - the fabric is pretty thick and i had problems putting it through the machine (thread jumping, fabric getting stuck in the machine, etc etc). using the industrial sewing machine helped, as it's heavy duty and much better able to take thick material, so the sewing process was pretty smooth.
Thanks to Lydia my dressmaking class teacher at kadomay dressmaking and fashion design training centre who patiently guided me from drafting to sewing this top! For anyone who's interested in making their own clothes (i highly recommend it, so satisfying. i'm biased, but OF COURSE! what did you expect?) please come join the bunch of us at this class - you will be inspired by the creations.
OK, advertisement time.
I shall be blatent about it because all budding designers need as much help as they can get, ok...some of my fellow classmates have just started their own online fashion business so do check it out!