I just had to reblog this so I do not lose such useful information…



Photo Credits: Nyla Noor

“look at it from all angles”

In my mail lately, I have been receiving select jpegs and requests for pattern-drafts based on that chosen item. Upon viewing each submission I often question,  Why am I being asked to draft such a basic bag design?” In my mind’s eye or is it my designer’s brain, I visualize a simple pattern shape. I have to ask, “Why aren’t you seeing it too?

Now if I was being naughty, I’d suspect someone wanted me to do their design homework for them, yet in all truthfulness I’m guessing that those new to the world of fashion design haven’t developed their spatial skills.

Visualization or what is known as, spatial perception in fashion design includes images, symbols, scale diagrams, cutaway diagrams, cross-sections, production flow charts, specification worksheets, technical flats, 3-dimensional illustrations, and flat pattern-making techniques to…

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5 Bag Photo Tutorials

I admit on how busy I had been the past few weeks. Well, I had some free time but I’d be exhausted by the time I earn them. It is the year-end SCHOOL HOLIDAY… if you know what I mean. However, I’ve been searching through the internet for great bag tutorials for when I can finally make them! And I especially love photo tutorials because I can get myself ‘entangled’ in the instructions in words… heheheh…

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What You Can Do with a Simple Pants Pattern

Stretch Denim Pants with Side Pocket

I love how durable denim is and to get one that can stretch, is a plus point!

Especially for children, the stretch adapts better to the active child when he or she runs and jumps around.

I made these pants with simple pattern and added striking pink elastic waistband.

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Sewing Books – Little Girls, Big Style

I learn sewing mostly from my mum. However, I am the type who learn best with a physical reference (meaning: book). Ever since I bought my sewing machine, the bookstore became one of my favorite hang outs. I can stay for an hour in there browsing and choosing what books are worth buying at my learning level.

pink ruffled skirts

This is the first book I found that comes with a pattern. Pretty rare for me to find at Spotlight, Singapore.

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Introducing Aydina Crafts

Hi! I am soooo excited to start this blog especially because I have been trying to find time in between my crazy daily schedule. Well, not that I am overly busy. Just occupied with my 3 girls who need so much of my attention.

Satin Ribbon Flower Craft

I am starting Aydina Crafts as my business since I stopped providing full time service as a Sports Instructor. That was my passion (Time to slow down and focus more on the girls). Aydina Crafts is a hobby. I love doing things with my hands and I can be pretty technical.

It actually started many years back when my mum and I began creating accessories with wires – like earrings, rings and necklaces. We were self-taught and continued to create pieces which we can’t possibly wear everything. So, my hubby and I sold at flea markets for fun for several years. Though it wasn’t a serious venture and practically without proper goals, I learnt a few tips and tricks in selling and attracting customers. In the beginning, sale was pretty good. Quality and unique hand craft work was a winning factor until ‘cheap stuff’ came into the environment. Then came stall holders selling clothes (which I wonder if they were new or worn) so disorderly just dumping them on the table or even the floor with a canvas. And selling them at crazy-low prices like 50 cents each. Soon, more came and it brought down the value of all stalls within the flea market.

Fast forward, I stopped flea market and continued with my passion for the next 10 years… I am now typing a blog at 8.45am because my girls are asleep. Well, I haven’t had much sleep for the last couple of days either due to completing order. Nevertheless, I am grateful and thankful to the Almighty that I get this priviledge to be home with my girls and still able to learn new things in this new hobby of mine 🙂

I hope to show you my creations since the last few years that I started crafting and sewing. Time to gather those photos so do check back soon for new updates. Have a beautiful weekend ahead!