Flower Garden Summer Dress

I almost forgot about this one, very late posting because first, this was the project I did a month ago and second, it’s end of summer, look like this dress will be the last summer dress project for this year.

I had so much fun working on this dress, the fabric itself is very inspiring…  happy with the outcome.

 

flower garden dress 1

 

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flower garden dress 3

 

flower garden dress 2

 

flower garden dress 5


Chicks & Polkadot Dress

This is the 3rd posting of sewing children dress in a row. Seems like all I have been doing is just sewing and sewing dresses for my little one :) … actually this is not a recently finished project, I made this 2 weeks ago and only be able to post it today.

The design is what my mom usually made for us, her children, pretty classic and timeless.

 

chicks and polkadot 1

 

The polkadot fabric is, again, left over batik fabric which complement the main fabric very well.

chicks and polkadot 2

 

chicks and polkadot 3

 

Do you see the miss match buttons? blame the spare buttons :)

chicks and polkadot 4

 

The best moment of this project is seeing my little one wearing it!

chicks and polkadot 5


Backless Tie Dress

My favorite part of this dress is the blue fabric that I got from JoAnn with 40% coupon. So classy, elegant, and also cute at the same time, children version of toile fabric. The design inspiration came from the romper I saw at Janie&Jack. Instead of romper, I changed it to dress. This dress is very versatile, it can be adjusted to adapt to my little one’s growth. When she is taller I just need to lower the tie, when she is bigger the elastic band on the waist area will still make her comfortable. Hopefully it brings you inspiration!

 

backless tie dress 1

 

Isn’t it pretty?

 

backless tie dress 5

 

backless tie dress 4

 

backless tie dress 3

 

backless tie dress 2


L O V E Applique

It’s been more than a month since my last posting, really that long?? I thought it’s just last week or two weeks ago… and it’s July? already?I guess World Cup and Wimbledon have been keeping me quite disconnect with the calendar.

 

I am working on dresses for my little one, soon will be posted. Before that, this is my weekend project I did 3 weeks ago, Love applique.

 

Love applique

 

love applique 1

 


Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Mascarpone Butter Cream

This cake is my learning cake decorating project. Pretty happy with the result, this is my first time making rose, I think using butter cream frosting helped a lot. With my previous attempts at cake decorating, the frosting, heavy cream frosting, was too soft it could not form the shape I wanted…. and it melts in no time in summer. On this one I used butter as the main ingredient, as the twist I added mascarpone cheese which I think would go well with raspberry, and It did actually, perfect pairing.

 

My mom is very good at making butter cream rose, so good that I remember almost all of our birthday cakes back then were decorated with roses :) … every birthday, whenever it’s mom’s homemade cake.

 

rose cake 1

Love the pink frosting!

rose cake 3

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rose cake 4

rose cake 2


Plain Shirt Makeover with Bear Applique

You may have already known that my little girl loves bear and also known that I like to do some makeovers on plain shirt like this project, this project, and this project, so I thought this one would be perfect for her and me, Bear applique!

 

bear applique 1

Sewing cotton lace on shoulder.

bear applique 4

Crocheting bear ears.

bear applique 2

Some embroidery works for the nose and mouth, the eyes are from spare buttons, the face is from felt attached to the shirt with fusible lining.

bear applique 3

Hopefully it brings you inspiration!.

 

 

 

 

 


Beary Beary Love You, part 2 – Sewing Tote Bag

So here come the part 2,  sewing tote bag for my little one. If you miss the previous posting, here is the link. All the materials I used in this project came from my scrap fabric storage therefore the size this tote bag basically based on what scrap fabric size I had.

 

bear bag 1

 

I cut the main (the one with bear embroidery) and lining fabric in 14″ x 18″ including 1/4″ seam allowance, the straps is 1″ wide x 12″ long ( finished size).

bear bag 2

Fold in half and sew the fabric on the longest side with right side facing together. Do the same for the lining. Draw line about 2″ from each corner, sew, then cut the excess. Do the same for the lining.

Turn the main fabric and lining with the right side facing together, position each straps about 3″ from edge, sew the top and leave 2″ opening for flipping.

bear bag 3

This is the picture after I flip it. Sew the top including the opening.

bear bag 4

Project done!

bear bag 5

Seeing my girl liking it is priceless :)

bear bag 6


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