Category Archives: Fabrics

Purple Linen Dress

I have been trying to find a cheaper source of linen after making a linen shirt for myself. Spotlight usually sells it at almost $30 per m!!! The dress I wanted to make needed about 1.5m which meant $45 before I have even started work on it. Luckily, while rummaging through the bargain section, I read more »

Kids Clothes Week Challenge 2012

I’ve signed up for Kids Clothes Week Challenge over at… It sounds like fun! Basically, you set aside one hour a day to focus on completeing a sewing project for your kids. And it’s fun because lots of people are signing up and joining in to share their sewing projects, update on their progress and read more »

The dress that got stuck in my head

This is a true story of an obsession with a dress. A picture of a dress I saw at Shelley’s house while browsing through her Japanese sewing books, I couldn’t remember where and when but the picture of the dress was stuck in my head. I didn’t even know which book or where to begin read more »

Chinese New Year Dresses

Every Chinese New Year, I go into a sewing frenzy. I used to sew new cushion covers, new curtains for my kitchen, and of course, new dresses for the kids. It’s a Chinese tradition to wear new clothes on the first day of the new year to signify a new  beginning, but many of us read more »

A new bag using Puti de pome fabrics

During my trip to Hokkaido in December, I came across a craft little shop (more like a craft section) within the Aeon Mall at Wing Bay Otaru. Hanging from the ceiling were bags, and below, fabrics and notions that you can buy to make the very same bag! I fell in love with this one read more »

Cat in the Hat library bag

My girls are great fans of Dr Seuss books. Great for early readers, funny stories, quirky characters and brilliant illustrations. My little one is learning to read right now and she loves Dr Seuss! So when I saw this fabric on etsy I just had to get it. By the way, the price was about 9-10USD/yard, read more »

Purple skirt

After the failed attempt at making a poofy skirt, I cut the fabric into strips and made it into a totally different skirt. I was trying this for the first time. Sewing the gathers on top instead of below. This mean extra work as i had to finish the edges with a rolled hem first. read more »

Quilted cushion cover part 2!

This morning, R asked. “So where is MY cushion?” Oops… not done yet. Better get it done soon. I didn’t have any quilt batting, so I used some pink flannel for the left and blue fleece for the right. The color comes through abit but I think it’s alright, gives both cushions a subtle difference read more »

Quilted cushion cover using Sarah Jane’s fabrics

These came in the mail yesterday.   Hidden in the pile was a fabric that I’ve been dying to get my hands on. The only bit I could grab was from this fat quarter bundle.   I was thinking of using it as a feature panel on the front of a little bag/backpack for the read more »

Josie dress in Heather Bailey fabric

This was the other dress I made. It was a size M but I realized that the sizes run big, despite following the given measurements, I should have made one size smaller. Now even after taking out 5cm from the back the bodice is still loose, so I will have to take in the sides read more »