Thursday, December 11, 2014

Re-fashion : Girly nightgown

I didn't blog for a long period with the typical reason, nursing baby. Well, as much as I hope I can manage to sew anything, I can not get things done except this quick project.

I've got this nightgown from flea market. Not intended to wear it myself but I bought it aiming to refashion to something and finally did it!

I made it to be a nightgown but the girl like it so much and wear it as a lounge wear around the day. She always want maxi dress and she think this is her cozy maxi.

The blue flower on her chest is made from felt. I made it to cover small print on tank top. I still have the top part of the dress. It will going to be matching outfit for the baby when I've got time to hack it.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Blog tour: Pimp that pattern "The flutterby romper"

I've just post about how lucky I was being a tester for the flutterby romper and the flutterby playsuit from LittleKiwisCloset and said there are mores to come.

Here they come... 

Welcome to the Pimp that pattern blog tour

You may wonder (me too at first) what's the Pimp??? Well, amazing Lydia, the designer behind LittleKiwisCloset encourages us to alter the pattern and create our own style. I think this pimp out of the box is not easy because the pattern itself give you a lot and lot and lot of options already.

This time I made the matchy romper for both of my girl. 

The big sissy got the retro style romper. 

The pattern gives you the ruffle neck option in size 0-4 yrs. But I made this in size 5 for my young lady.

I did alter the pattern a bit by lengthen neck elastic so it looks almost off shoulder and I use soft double lace to get the look I want.

The little sissy's romper is in the coordinate printed fabrics. Actually, the pattern fits is just right but this romper seems to be loose because I made her the bigger size. She is growing like a weed lately and I want the longer use of this cutie.

I tried to make it to be a high waist rompet but since I sew it in bigger size the waist elastic sits up on her natural waist instead. I may get the looks I want in the next 2 month, I guess. ;)

I did the bias hem at the flutter sleeves and love them that way. I plan to make the short sleeves top with flutter in the next romper I make. I can imagine many many of this romper come out with bits of difference here and there. 

What I love about this pattern is the tons of option provided. You've got 5 sleeves styles to go with 4 bottom styles to mix up and create your own looks. They also come in the wide size range from nb to 12 yrs. With one pattern, I can make the romper for both of my girls and make them in variety styles. What's not to love about these!

If you’re looking for an easy to sew romper with the fun options this is the one for you! Snag yours with a special tour discount of 30% off till 8th Nov at Craftsy

The flutterby playsuit which I sew here also on sale during the blog tour.
Don't miss! this Flutterby playsuit is also on sale.

And don't forget to link up your Flutterby playsuit and romper at the end of this post. You still have more than 24 hrs to do it. It may takes as less as 1 hour to finish one romper depends on your options combination. Lydia will use to choose a winner from those who link up and they will get to choose 2 patterns of their choice from the LittleKiwisCloset!!!

Your comments bright up my day!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Flutterby Romper&Playsuit for my tiny girl

I'm lucky enough to be one of the tester for Lydia of LittleKiwisCloset's new patterns: the Flutterby Romper and the Flutterby playsuit.

First thing that I was impressed by these pattern is how they are easy to sew. As a breastfed mom of a 2 months baby who seems does not like to sleep, you can imagine that free time doesn't exist. Anyway, I can manage to finished both cutie outfits during her short naps. Thanks for the clear instruction along with lots of photo that make every steps fast and easy.

The flutterby romper has a huge size range from nb to 12. I made size 0-3 for my little girl and happy with its fit. With the many variation for neck, sleeves and pants, I select the short lenght with flutter neck option and made it with seer sucker which suits to our warm climate. 

The eyelet ruffle made this outfit even faster to finish. No need to hem it, just cut and sew. Really love to see that soft pink ruffle frame around her face. 

The flutterby playsuit comes with many options for neck and sleeves as well. Both pattern have snap crotch option for baby.

I did double layer for flutter sleeves and added a cutie cat applique in the front. I sure my girl will has lot more of these Flutterbys in her little wardrobe. Such a fun and easy project to wipe up during too short nap of my baby!

Thank you for stopping by, Your comments will make my day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Almost 1 month after my baby arrived!

It has been SO long for 9 months of pregnancy. But after I gave a birth for my little yummy girl, day and night blended and run by quickly. I can't believe that she will turn to 1 month old in a couple of day.
She is a tiny girl, weight 2630g at birth, 13th Aug.

We carried her back home in the swaddle blanket I made.

Apparently, most of clothes I made for her are still too big, a lot of room to grow up in.

Except the swaddler and head band that can fit her just right.

Big sissy is loving our new family member. She was only occasionally mention about me lacks of time for her.

Having a baby again is a precious moment but I miss my sewing machine sometimes. Manythings I want to make for both of my girls.

Only if my little miss take a nap longer!

Friday, July 25, 2014

KCW day4 : newborn clothes

Hi all. Today I have done many tiny outfits for my soon to be born baby girl. They are all simple project as you can imagine, what a little baby will wear during her first couple months of life.

Diapers cover: must have item! I followed the tutorial by MADE. It turned out so cute!

Bloomers : pattern by Whimsycouture. This pattern is fast to sew.

Kimono top : I use Japanese pattern from this book.

Even I can't understand any sentence in the book. The diagrams are detailed enought to guide me through it was done.

I was happy with the result so far. I hope to make a bit more and wish my little one will not arrive before her schedule.

Happy sewing!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

KCW summer day 3 : Swaddle for coming baby

Do you count swaddle blankets as a clothes? I'm not sure but these are what I did for my up coming little girl during this kids clothes week.

First is the snuggler swaddler which I made from free pattern of Lotta Jansdotter. This pattern is one of project in her book. But she also offer this pattern for free download here. The original version suits for cooler weather so, I only made it with double gauze and muslin to go along with our always summer weather.

Another is very simple. I bought the super soft double gauze from Miss Matatabi shop and fall in love with them! I can't made a decision to cut fabric to pieces. End up is I use the whole yard to make a blanket. Just sew another layer of muslin with that double gauze. Easy as it sounds but I'm sure that I will get the good use of this blanket.

What do you make during this season! Happy sewing.



P.S. I really love to read comment. :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

KCW Summer 2014 : Tiered kid art-like dress

Hi all. I took an advantage from my location to start KCW summer 2014 earlier than your guys in U.S. or Europe. Here is what I done for this season...

The Tiered dress, made from kid art-like linen. Highly twirlability!

Tiered kid art-like dress
As you may know that this summer KCW has a theme call "Kid ART" and my girl coincidence selected this linen which looks like her own art pieces. We both happy together.

Pattern from Happy homemade, Sew Chic Kids

The pattern is from Happy homemade Sew Chic Kids, pattern F : Tiered Dress (same pattern also available in tiered top). It is easy to sew. I've changed hemming to flower bias and used the big ribbon to make a sling.

It did pass the twirly test!
The girl love airily feeling of linen and the dress was pass her twirly test. Perfect for summer!

Perfect for summer 
I have to stop making dress for my 4 years girl and start to make something for my little kicker who is due in a next couple of week. But sewing for big girl is so fun!

That smile make me want to sew more and more dress for her!
I plan to sew some basic summer outfits and swaddle blankets for my little one. What do you sew for your newborn? Is it possible to sew after you got the baby? I'm afraid that I will have no spare time to make anything, I'm never good at time management.

At week #36.... I'm excited to meet my little girl!

Well! What is your plan for this summer sewing?



I really love to see your commets! It' made my day indeed!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

June's FLIP this pattern competitor: Voting time!

I'm lucky enough to have an opportunity to join in this month FLIP competition for the Zonen 09: Charlie. Others competitors made the AWESOME works and I'm so thrilled to share my work together with those talented ladies! Anyway let's take a look and vote for your favorite at France & Suzanne's blog . Thank you in advance if you like and vote for me. :)

Let's start the summer sewing!

My FLIP creation : Charlie's angel romper
The Zonen 09: Charlie was voted by FLIP series fans (including me) to be a kick off for this summer. I love its collar at first sight and want to keep this element as is. My plan A was to make it a racer back dress with knit fabrics. Unfortunately after cutting fabrics to pieces, I'm not happy with the color combination from my limited knit stash. So, I went to plan B : make it with lovely woven fabrics.

From top to Romper (again!)
With not much time left, I digged down into my fabric stash and found the left over fabric from my first post for FLIP' June last year. What will suit for this entry than celebrating the first year anniversary of my blog with the same fabric.

The old-rose gingham which left from June's project last year
The pattern is versatile and great to work with. What changes I have made are:

  • Using woven instead of knit
  • Adding the zipper on front bodice
  • Changing from top to romper
  • Cut the back bodice to be a racer back
What will suit for summer than the racer back design?
Here is not only hot but a lot of raining lately but I can't wait any longer to take a picture. So, we went out after evening rain to took all these shots.

The light is not perfect for taking photo (as well as my skill) but we managed to got some usable images. And the girl had huge fun playing in the park after the rain gone.

Monkey girl

I glad that I've changed my mind and made her romper instead of the dress. She can play easier in this romper.

Thanks again Ashley and Emily for create this super fun series and allow me to participate.

Look at that funny pony tail! 

Voting will remain open until Saturday, June 28 at 11:00 PM CST. One vote per person. Please visit here for voting!