Shirt Sewing Pattern for Women: Creating your own Pieces Building your Confidence in Sewing

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The new sewing patterns for women are getting costly day-by-day. But dressmakers and fashion crafters are devising new ways of saving money on the various projects. Beginners can select shirt sewing pattern for women from local fabric stores or even online clothing stores. The naive ones should look for patterns made with keywords like ‘Learn to sew’. Choose a project with a smaller number of pieces to sew. The sewing procedures and details can be handled more deftly by experienced sewers rather than the beginners.

Also, the beginners should avoid tailored items associated with menswear like collars and cuffs or fitted trousers. On the flip side, pull up trousers, shorts, and skirts are better choices. T-shirts, basic tops, pajamas, aprons can also provide required training and expertise to beginners or people who have quite a little time for sewing. There are many craft patterns that are suitable for the beginner’s skill range. The virtual world is a good source for simple sewing patterns for the novice sewer. Tote bags, pillows, table cloths, placemats can also act as the excellent learning projects for the beginners. This will rather help in improving the confidence and the skill of the sewers. One should never hesitate to take help for teachers of sewing and experienced friends or a store clerk for initial guidance. Selecting simple patterns and executing the project swell is a better way to learn rather than choosing a complex pattern and ending up with a mess. You can also check free shirt sewing pattern for women on various web sites. Just download them and print at home getting confidence in your skill before starting with designer patterns is important. While naives are struggling to get a confidence in their sewing skills, the experienced sewers often look forward to the challenge of creating a designer look. One can check the details by viewing the backside of the pattern envelope. Buttonholes, tailored lapels, linings, embellishments like fabric flower and shaped seamed lines may all be included in designer patterns for women.

Saving money on designing patterns

When you visit the various online websites, you may find various shirt sewing patterns for women and also other designer patterns at reasonable prices from various designers. These may require intermediate to advanced skills. There are many companies that seasonally publish home catalogs to keep the sewing enthusiast connected. The various new styles can include sewing technique articles and other things. The patterns can also be printed on pages of popular magazines. Sewing magazines may also have pattern inserts or pull outs placed at the centre of the magazines. There can be patterns present on both the sides of the pages. In such a case, one has to trace the pattern before actually being able to use them. Periodicals can publications can also be obtained from sewing houses that are specialised in a particular type of sewing like home decorating, craft sewing or heirloom sewing. Sewing books patterns can also include simple as well as designer shirt sewing pattern for women.

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Best Corporate Gift Items For All Occasions & All Time

The corporate world is not only about work, work and work. It also has plenty of occasions when business professionals have to give gifts either to their employees or business partners or other business houses. Promotions, holidays, new hires, showing thanks or maintaining a business relation – one can show his appreciation in every occasion with some thoughtful gift. Corporate gift ideas in India can range from a flower bouquet to some exotic gift item.

When it is a corporate present, the item should represent a professional approach and at the same time, it should not be boring. No matter what the gift is, business professionals should think of it in an innovative way so that the receiver remembers it. Here are some gift ideas that can get a business noticed.


There are several gifts that suit a business scenario. Have a look at some of them –

Corporate Tea Box Sets
What can be a the most appropriate and refreshing gift for corporate than tea? Choose the branded blends and try to meet recipient’s preference. There are flavored and specialty teas which can readily capture anyone’s mind. Make sure that the gift box contains different kinds of blends – green, black, oolong – in small quantities. Online companies offer such gift boxes containing different flavors in small packs. It is a good idea to engrave one’s business name on the gift box.

Candles, Home Decor and Vases
Nowadays, many small, versatile and exquisite decorative pieces like picture frames, candles and vases are available in the market. These gifts give a professional as well as personal touch. If choosing a glass or ceramic vase, one can personalize it by decorating with fresh seasonal flowers. However, seasonal decorative items sculptures and centerpiece bowls have classic style and neutral taste. Such gifts will add natural element to office space.

Handmade Pottery Cups
Coffee mugs or tea cups have always been an adorable gift in professional as well as personal life. One can find varied designs and kinds of branded coffee mugs in a store but a handcrafted mug from the potters has a distinct appeal. One can imprint message or business logo in this corporate gift for tea lovers as well as non-lovers. With such a cup on the desk, the receiver will always be reminded of the business brand name.

Despite of what the gift is, make sure it is of top quality because inexpensive gift items creates a bad impression upon the recipient.

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Diving Sites in Mauritius and Philippines

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“Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown” – Stephen Gardiner

The above reason perfectly sums up why adventure seekers sign up for a scuba diving programme. For them, diving is an activity which provides them with an insight into the life of aquatic animals. They also sign up for a diving programme just to encounter giant fishes and marvel at the sight of the numerous corals under the water. Amongst the numerous destinations for diving, Mauritius happens to be renowned destination for diving. Here are some of the diving spots in Mauritius:

Stella Maru

Located at the beach of a town named Trou-aux-Biches, the Stella Maru was a name of a Japanese Trawler which sank in 1987. We get to explore this wreck which is still in a relatively good condition and come across some corals. Fishes like goat fish, blue trigger fish, parrot fish, flying scorpion fish and moray eels which are huge in size can also be found here. This spot is popular with divers as it provides them with opportunities to take photographs.

Coral Garden

Coral Garden is a popular spot with divers for night time diving. Here we come across both types of corals i.e. soft and hard corals, earning its name. While diving, we come across creatures like feathered starfish, lion fish, wrasses, sea anemones, clown fish, Spanish dancers and lobsters.

Lobster Cave

Lobster Cave can be found in the east coast of Mauritius. The spot is known for housing a large population of lobsters, earning its name. While diving, we come across some beautiful corals on the outlines of the cave. The number of fishes found here include lobsters, eels, eagle rays, snapper, king fish and white tip reef sharks.

Turtle Rock

Located at the Riviere du Rempart District, the Turtle Rock has the maximum depth of 18 metres. A beautiful and popular diving spot, we come across various creatures like turtles (especially green ones), eagle ray, lionfish, frogfish, moray eel, triggerfish, barracudas, fusiliers and corals.

Other than the aforementioned places, there various dive spots in this magical country.

Other than Mauritius, Philippines also happen to be a major destination for diving. Some of the well known diving spots in Philippines are:

Apo Island

Located close the Negros Island, the island was named after the Filipino word for the term ‘old man’. A popular snorkelling and diving destination, the Apo Island is renowned for its corals and sea turtles.

Monad Shoal

We can find this spot in Malapascua. This spot happens to be a diver’s paradise as one can encounter the thresher sharks under the water.

Coron Island

The Coron Islands in Philippines attract the divers because of the Japanese shipwrecks that date back to the Second World War. Here we also come across the Kayangan Lake, which is supposed to be Asia’s cleanest lake.

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The iPhone 8 may include a 3D laser to support AR applications

Apple would have worked hard to build a 3D laser at the back of the iPhone 8, which would allow better depth detection for augmented reality applications.

A source, speaking to Fast Company, said that 3D lasers were destined for the 10th anniversary iPhone, arriving this fall, but can be returned to the next iPhone in 2018.

3D lasers will make sense, given Apple’s ARKit announcement at WWDC 2017 in June. CEO Tim Cook also said the company is focused on AR on VR and made great predictions of new technology in the interviews this year.

At the beginning of the year, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of Apple’s most specified analysts, said the camera face-to-face would have laser effects for authentication.

Apple forcing prices down?

The augmented reality is still in early childhood, with offers like HoloLens headsets and Microsoft Magic Leap that are not yet available to consumers. Apple’s entry could force prices down and open the playing field for developers, but ARKit’s first partners do not seem to make their apps too ambitious.

IKEA, one of Apple’s launch partners, will launch an AR application that allows buyers to place furniture in their own home. At the launch, users will scan an item in-store and test it at home, but in the future, IKEA can open its entire catalog to customers without having to visit the store.

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The Perfect Kathmandu City Tour

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Kathmandu is littered with UNESCO World Heritage sites, including extraordinarily beautiful architecture, and some of the largest temples in the world. Here we take you through some of our favourites. When you are ready to go, Brightsun Travel has Kathmandu cheap flight deals all year round with some of the world’s best airlines.

Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Boudhanath Stupa is an ancient site in Kathmandu dating back thousands of years. The stupa, a huge white dome structure, attracts thousands of pilgrims each day, who circle the stupa in a clockwise direction, spinning prayer wheels as they go.


Known for its resident monkeys, Swayambhunath is the oldest shrine in the world, dating back over 2500 years. The temple is a whitewashed dome, with four sets of Buddha’s eyes watching over the city in different directions, with thousands of prayer flags attached to 13 stupas, that carry enormous cultural and religious significance.

Pashupatinath Temple

Go east of the city and you will find one of the holiest Hindu temples in the city, Pashupatinath Temple, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Even though non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple, you can enjoy an atmospheric walk along the river, and admire the amazing architecture, that mostly survived the 2015 earthquake.

Kopan Monastery and Nunnery

A short drive from Kathmandu is the Kopan Monastery and Nunnery, where you can talk to resident monks and nuns about meditation techniques and learn about traditional Tibetan Buddhist practices. The nunnery is on the way to Patan, which is a popular spot in the city where you can find beautiful medieval temples and thousands of monuments around Durbar Square.

Hanuman Dhoka of the Royal Palace

Visit the Royal Palace and you will find beautiful courtyards, or chowks, with coronation platforms and palanquins on display, plus a royal museum, and intricate statues dating back hundreds of years. Even though the palace is temporarily closed for reconstruction, the structure itself is an impressive sight in the centre of the city.


Thamel is Kathmandu’s backpacker district, full of street vendors, lively bars and smart restaurants, where you can sample some of Nepal’s traditional food. Alternatively, head to Fire and Ice for the best pizza in town, and spend the day at the 5 star Yak and Yeti hotel and enjoy a traditional plate of ‘dal bhat’, a dish of rice, curry and dal, in decadent surroundings.

Garden of Dreams

The Garden of Dreams is a beautiful corner of Kathmandu, just 2 minutes walk from the tourist centre of Thamel, and an oasis in the city, built to reflect traditional English gardens. Here you can stroll past fountains, ponds and pavilions, and take a picnic on large lawned areas. The garden also hosts regular events and has an on site café.

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