Author Archives: Cotton Candy

Piano Recital Dress in Tiffany Blue!

It’s time for another piano recital, and amazingly she still could fit into the Black dress I made for her two years ago! Looks like she’s only growing upwards but not sideways ;P  I was going to fall back on the same dress but then I stumbled upon this chiffon fabric in Spotlight (no I read more »

Made some T-shirts for the kids!

I bought this knit fabric from Japan a couple of years ago. It’s been sitting in my stash because I was not confident of sewing with knits yet. Thankfully it was a really easy fabric to sew. Not too thin nor too stretchy. Plus it is so so soft and comfortable! Now I remember. I read more »

School Holiday Activities – Teach your kids how to sew

Part of my birthday present to R this year – two sewing books! I bought these two books after reading the rave reviews on Amazon. I know I can teach her myself, but after seeing the preview of the books, I thought it will really help if she could read up the basics before we read more »

Birthday outfit for a 9 year old

My girl turned 9 yesterday, and it was customary for me to make a new dress or outfit for them. This year I chose to do something a little “older”. She still likes to wear dresses, but I realized she is outgrowing most of my books In the end I chose this – cape and read more »

Holiday Sewing – Caps

What do you sew for a Summer holiday? I chose to sew some new caps for the girls! The pattern is from last year’s Cucito Summer edition (in the picture below, the pink cap on left), I even bought the prettiest fabric to go with it. It’s a Japanese strawberry patchwork print by Yuwa (I read more »

Girl’s Cheongsam

I haven’t posted here in a while, haha…so much for trying to post once a week Work has been non-stop and sewing had to take a back seat for a couple of weeks. But in the name of racial harmony day (being celebrated in both my girls’ schools this Friday). I decided to dig out read more »

Ballet Bag

I finally got around to signing the little one up for Ballet class. Class timings are so tricky when you have two kids. I have to consider so many clashing schedules and let’s say I’ve put this off for too long. While signing her up, we needed to get her a new set of ballet read more »

Purple Frilly Dress

I have totally neglected my blog. I have been sewing for the kids, but most of the time I’ve been updating my other blog because I commit myself to a schedule and somehow that forces me to post more often. New mid-year resolution – to post here at least once a week! Or, at least read more »

New Bathrobes!

This is a project that I have put off for far too long. We have one old pink bathrobe that was bought when my older girl was 3. Now she’s 8 and the bathrobe has been passed down to her sister who is almost 5. So you can guess how short and tight it must read more »

Chinese New Year Sewing part 2

One of the kids favourite part of Chinese New Year is receiving ang pows (red packets)! For those of you who are not familiar, these are red money packets given by the elders or married couples to kids or their juniors (who are unmarried). When the kids receive the ang pow, it is considered rude read more »