Ladybug Dress

This is the dress I made for my daughter’s 3rd birthday, the ladybug dress. Also made the ladybug cake for the birthday party, check it here: https://sweetsourmoments.com/2016/02/16/ladybug-birthday-cake/

 

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Bought this ladybug fabric and buttons from Jo-ann almost a year ago, aren’t they cute?

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Can’t believe she is three, how come?

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DIY Sewing- Batik & Embellished Linen Christmas Stocking

I was very excited with this project and couldn’t wait to see them above the fireplace. The complete tutorial can be found here : http://blog.fabricworm.com/2010/12/christmas-stocking-tutorial.html

Initially I was planning to have them all in linen fabric but later I found out it’s only enough for 1 stocking. While digging my fabric stash, I saw this mocha color batik and decided to pair it with the linen.. so here they are!

 

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I did snowflake beaded embroidery to add some sparkle on the linen fabric.

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Also made mini wreaths.

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DIY Sewing Chair Slipcovers

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This was the sewing project I did for my friend to rescue her chairs. The chair is still in good condition except for its seat area, as you can see the leather cover is slightly ripped. She needed a cover to protect them as her kids like to explore they might use the chairs as their creativity project and causing further damage 🙂

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First I made the template for the areas that have curve, drew it on large paper (this one was large shopping bag). Then I transferred the template onto the fabric. For the straight sided area I just measured and drew it directly onto the fabric. Next step was to sew all the pieces together. Didn’t take much time as I initially thought, really enjoyed making them.

 

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Blue Whales Dress

Lately I saw many whales pattern fabrics in store and online, they were all so cute made me hard to decide. In my opinion whales are not a cute creatures, they are big and mysterious. Often I associate whales with the words mighty and respect. It’s amazing how those giant whales images can be translated into cute lovely fabrics for children. This dress is a summer racer back dress ( like the one I made before) with tiered bottom. To differ it with previous Whales Dress I named it Blue Whales Dress… believe it or not, creating name for dresses sometimes is harder than sewing it.

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And this is always be my favorite part, seeing my little darling in mommy’s made dress.

 

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Hand Smocking Polkadot Top

This Polkadot top is my first hand smocking project. I’ve already made another 2 hand smocking tops after this one, so loving it! Hand smocking adds a nice details to the fabric and creates a unique texture, it’s actually kinda relaxing doing it.

 

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Added little crocheted daisy 🙂

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Gardenia Dress

This dress no doubt looks so summery, with the bright flowery color palette and shoulder ties, it represents summer fun. I actually want more spring time, summer is here too soon… but it’s better than long winter which is very much not my season as I come from tropical region. So, here is it the summer dress made for my little darling.

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I made an apron using this fabric, here is the link: petite apron

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Here is my sweet darling.

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Nom Nom Lunch Bag

Though I often thought about sewing a proper lunch bag for my husband, I’d ended up sewing something else. It usually because I didn’t have the right fabric, what I mean by the right fabric is I need the fabric that is thick, with darker shade, and not to girly. Last week I went through my fabric stash and was drawn by this fabric…finally I found the right one, why didn’t I think about it before?? It’s left over fabric I used in wall decor, I bought it from IKEA couple years ago… almost forgot that I still had some left, just enough for the lunch bag.

After finding the right fabric, I was thinking about making a thorough sewing tutorial for this project, but I should’ve known that I shouldn’t be too optimistic about it when your 2T was teething and very demanding. I was lucky enough to be able to get two pictures which I don’t even consider them as tutorial picture 😦

Anyway, I hope this Nom Nom lunch Bag inspires you!

 

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The fabric, liner, and interfacing.

 

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Since I didn’t have fusible interfacing, I sewn the medium interfacing I had to the main fabric in parallel lines.

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This bag has an expandable top with cord.

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