The Vogue 8780 drape cardigan is my first DIY garment after giving birth. I needed to take into consideration my postparTUMMY, hence I don’t think I’ll be making anything too fitted for a while. This loose cardigan is the natural choice – it’s easy to throw on, offers enough warmth in our mild Queensland winters, … More Dotti Dotti [Vogue 8780].
Many people talk about new parents feeling a loss of self-identity when they have their babies. The lack of sleep, energy, me-time and perhaps resources to do what they have enjoyed in the past. I have thought about this notion, and wondered how my life would change. I want to be as prepared as I … More Foreign Coins Chest Vol.1
Warning: Photo heavy We went to the Balkans last year (ah, the carefree, childless days). I searched up fabric shops in Zagreb, Croatia as we spent a little bit of time there and hubby came with me treasure-hunting! We only went to those we could reach on foot from our hotel, which is in the … More Fabric Shopping in Zagreb, Croatia.
I’m slow at sewing and dressmaking. It took me a long time to fill up Volume 2 of my Dressmaking Scrapbook series (with 20 garments in each volume). I averaged about one completed garment a month. I’m glad to finish this volume JUST before my child is born, since I have no idea how much … More Dressmaking Scrapbook Vol.2 [Garments 21-40].
Well, here I am, at full term. This will be my final handmade maternity dress for now. I chose to make it even though I only have a short time left of my pregnancy – because it is a pattern designed specifically for nursing as well! So it can get plenty of wear afterwards. Pattern: … More The Final Countdown [Simplicity 1469].
I previously bought a few maternity patterns on sale, and since entering my third trimester I finally started sewing them. I realise I won’t be able to get through them all, as my usual sewing rate is one garment a month, and there are only so many months (and only so much energy) during pregnancy! … More Botanical Delight [Burda 6957].
Warning: Photo Heavy We went to Seoul on a whirlwind trip for a friend’s wedding last year, and I managed to squeeze in some fabric shopping time while we were in the city. I could only pick one location to go, and doing my research on the interwebs indicate that the Dongdaemun Fabric Market (I … More Fabric Shopping in Seoul, Korea.
There comes a time when I have to make actual maternity patterns, and this is the time. I have this fabric in my stash that has busy print, and I got some gemstone-looking buttons to go with it. Pattern: Butterick 5736, a maternity pattern, rated “Easy”, View B. Size made: B5 (sizes 8-16 included), I made size … More The Jewel of My Eyes [Butterick 5736].
I bought this craft kit in Japan a few years ago, and made it up last month for my friend’s son’s birthday. The Shiba Inu is one of the Spitz breeds of dogs from Japan, and is the main character in the Doge memes! They are very smart. … More Shiba Pen Holder.
I loved the book Love At First Stitch so much (from which I made the Delphine skirt and the Megan dress) that when I knew Tilly Walnes from Tilly and the Buttons is releasing another book, Stretch!, I bought it straight away. The Joni dress is perfect as an addition to my small maternity wardrobe. … More The Floral Twist Dress [“STRETCH!” book – Joni Dress].