We went on a short trip to Spain recently. Last month, knowing that we would be travelling, I delved deep into my stash and made some quick and easy tops to wear on our trip. Since I had planned to visit some fabric shops in Spain, I knew that I would most likely bringing some … More Dots Dots Dots [McCall’s 7195].
The title is so unimaginative! I can’t help it. It’s been quite hot these past few days, the last of the Summer heat bleeding into Autumn. Sometimes I just can’t think of a more interesting title. So let’s jump right into it, shall we? I made this top in a green cotton jersey. The significant … More A Green Top [Butterick 5354].
Happy Valentine’s Day! I had wanted to make the Sewaholic Cambie Dress since it came out many years ago (2011? 2012?). I think it is feminine and universally flattering – the sweetheart neckline, the gathered shoulder straps, the shaped bodice and the flared skirt – I haven’t seen anyone who does not look a million … More A Floral Valentine’s and How I Expanded the Bodice [Sewaholic Cambie].
Welcome to the first post of 2019. I hope everyone had a great New Year’s. My sewing goals for this year are: (1) to use as much of my stash fabric as possible, and only buy new fabric when it is for a specific project only; and (2) finish as many of my incomplete projects … More Geometric Shift [New Look 6145].
Warning: Photo heavy Wow, it has been more than a year ago that we visited Basel, Switzerland, and also did some fabric hunting there. I just want to share my experience here (and relive the excitement). I think/hope all the shops are still there, but we know how bad Google is with details of shops … More Fabric Shopping in Basel, Switzerland.
I have recently gone through my fabric stash again since I had to change their storage location. I came across a few of my honeymoon fabrics and decided I must use them soon! I picked this stretchy fabric bought in Rome to use (the one on top). Pattern: McCall’s 6703, rated “Easy” in difficulty, I made View … More Magnolia & Medallions [McCall’s 6703].
A while ago my lovely friend Brooke of Retro Novella sent me a heartfelt package including a pair of hand knitted booties, hand cream that supports the local community, a plush camel and a gorgeous card featuring Aboriginal art. She is incredibly generous and sweet. We gave birth to our sons only a few weeks … More Plush Porcupine.
I’ve never made a shirt, but I hoard shirt and shirt-dress patterns! I still don’t think I have the skills to make a proper shirt, so I want to practise making elements of a shirt – like collars, plackets, buttonholes – one at a time in different garments, before I attempt to sew a shirt. … More Grey Asymmetrical Dress [Vogue 9186].
I don’t really do costumes for myself, but I think babies dressed up as characters is hilarious. So I made one for my baby’s first halloween. I saw the pattern Simplicity 8030 and knew I had to sew it up! It is Baby groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. Pattern: Simplicity 8030, View … More I. Am. Groot. [Simplicity 8030]
I have the honour to be recently featured in the Sewcialist Blog about my handmade maternity wardrobe, together with the lovely Brooke of Retro Novella. You can read the post here. I just realised that I haven’t made a summary post of the maternity dresses I’ve made, so here they are! Clicking on the individual photos … More Summary of DIY Maternity Wear.