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 🙂

polka top

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!

 

Nom Nom lunch bag 1

The fabric, liner, and interfacing.

 

Nom Nom Lunch bag 4

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.

Nom Nom Lunch bag 3

 

Nom Nom Lunch bag 2

 

Whales Dress with Collar

Does any of you notice that prior to this I’d never made my little one dress with collar? It’s because I didn’t know how to make it 🙂

Before I went back to Indonesia early of this year, I kept telling myself to not to forget to learn how to sew collar from my mom, particularly how to draw collar pattern. With all the hectic schedules and events, I eventually, in the last day during my stay,  got to learn how to make the pattern which actually only took about 5 minutes, not as complicated as I thought.

So here it is, my first dress with collar.

 

whales dress 1

Whales dress 2

Whales dress 3

Whales dress 4

And here is my favorite part,

Whales dress 5

Racer Back Dress

I made this dress almost 3 months ago, only now be able to post it. My little one has a racer back top which I like very much and I thought it’d be cute for a dress with racer back style. You may notice the top is the same fabric I used in peach Tulle dress. Initially I was going to use pink color fabric for its upper part but I decided to go with this combination after seeing how well they work together, and I am happy with the final result.

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