Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July MAGAM Determined

It's halfway thru the month of July and I haven't posted my July MAGAM project yet.  As I mentioned in my last post, we are in the middle of a home remodeling project and sewing time is hard to come by these days - actually, my sewing room is hard to get into these days let alone find time to sew - but there is hope - we can now see a glimmer of light at the end of the remodeling tunnel so more sewing will be in my future.  Yeah!

The theme for this month's MAGAM is "Sew something from a book".  I actually think I suggested that theme awhile ago and am glad it has was selected for this month.  I decided on my "book" project when I originally suggested the theme.

It will be out of the book Twinkle Sews by Wenlan Chia. With a name like mine, I just couldn't resist buying this book!

It's the Origami Blouse.  This blouse is the main reason I bought this book (apart from the book title of course!).

Love the sleeve and neckline details.

I'll be using a wonderful Robert Talbott cotton I purchased at the little outlet store in Carmel Valley a few years ago.  It's a blue on blue woven that I'm hoping will look great in this blouse.  I'm not going to use a contrasting color for the bow as shown in the picture below, but instead, just use the same fabric as the rest of the blouse.  I might add a little length to it too.

This project will be a two-fer!  It will be the first pdf pattern I have sewn and the first pattern sewn directly from a book.  Actually, it might be a three-fer because I'll be using stash fabric too!  Yippee!!

That's it for today.
Happy Sewing everyone!


  1. Hi Star, yes, I think you did suggest the theme, and it's a good one :). I didn't realise this blouse had all the lovely origami filds - it is really lovely. Can't wait to see it:)

  2. That's going to look awesome! Better than the books. I can see why it's called Origami! :)x