Thursday, March 31, 2011

Denim skirt apron

Yet another happy owner for a surprise birthday present.........made with passion and love :) for the sister of Kak Veena, my sisters' friend.

I think it looks good on her. Don't you think so?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cut away

Today I only have mood and time to cut. Since I have so many things I want to do and organize, I brought out all the material I want to use and start cutting. It's probably the nesting period where a preggy mummy starts organizing and cleaning stuff. I am happy with today's progress. This will keep me busy for some time since I am on leave for 3 days this week but one thing for sure I have to go and watch a movie. I've not done that in ages. I feel like watching Merong Mahawangsa.

The cut bit done.

An unprofessional sketch of Nia and little one's dress

The little pile of cut fabrics and tops are for dresses and refashions.

1) Refashion : Nia's dress using denim jeans and remnants (soft cotton corduroy and plain cotton) of previous project DONE!

2) The little one's dress using the same material: refashion denim and remnants

3) Dina's little flower cotton dress DONE!

4) Refashion: Nia's flare 3/4 pants (it was supposed to be a 3/4 tights) using my preloved stretchable cotton tract bottom

5) Refashion: Apron for my sister using the denim and cotton

6) Refashion: Nia's dress/top using my cotton T shirt material top

7) A yellow flowered cotton blouse for Nia 1/2 way done a year ago DONE!

8) The same material of 1/2 way done skirt which was supposed to be for the above but cut too small. So this is going to be for the little one. DONE!

9) Refashion : Pink spaghetti strap top for Nia

10) Refashion : White spaghetti strap dress for Nia Whoa! That's a lot to do. Can't wait.....

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Top & Skirt Jeans Apron

So finally I finished the refashion jeans I planned to make which I purchased recently. I really like how it came out. I hope the owner likes it too. I got this idea from a blogger friend Ms SewLove :) The pictures doesn't do justice here but that's how it is with me and my camera phone. We do have our good times, just not this time :)

The flared jeans. It already has a nice studded pearls just below the pocket line.

Opened up the seam to get the front and back and cut off the flare bit
(which is for other projects)
So you know now what I am going to do with the back part? Another apron....yes!
Coming up soon I hope.....

The personalised embroidered print 'Senior Masterchef Mummy'.

Didn't have any other ideas at the moment, so added the string belt.

It looks much better in real life, trust me.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Jom Jahit Apron

My apron was listed in the Jom Jahit Apron eventhough it was a coincidental participation...I am glad I was listed.....maklumlah saya baru berjinak-jinak nak mencari kawan dalam blogging sewing community ni...

Thanks. This makes my day!

Thanks for featuring my post .. :) I'm a happy camper...

Spaghetthi strap : Refashion 1

Bought this spaghetti strap recently and got the idea from crafterhours.

My two 3 year old nephews had a joint birthday party last Sunday. I wanted us (me & Nia) to wear the matchy matchy new maternity blouse and Nia's skirt together. I didn't really have a suitable top for Nia to wear with the skirt. So purrr goes my sewing machine.

Cut to the desired size. You can see the chalk mark on the T shirt fabric. This top could be a reject coz the strap distance and the body looks a bit odd but good for me, it fits a 2 to 3 year old well. Sew and zigzag the sides. I zigzagged the hem and left it like that to give it a rugged look.

(R) The top done and (L) the cut lower body part, cut one side open and you will have a long material for the ruffles.

Cut a few 1" long strip. Fold, pin and sew on the top one first and then start with the second row. The third row I used a 1/2" strip and curvy just to add a bit of fun.

Finally after a sore finger and a few bent needles, the top is done.

I started from the back right up to the front, only on one side.

A happy princess.

Refashion projects

After my first refashion project I was away to JB for work. All I could think during the 3 1/2 hours drive was REFASHION. Coincidentally at Giant Plentong where I parked my car to meet up and join my colleague for meeting, was a bundle shop selling goodies at very very cheap bargain.

I bought the flared jeans at RM3 and with this I am planning to make 3 or 4 projects.

And I bought all 3 of the spaghetti strap for RM5.

Stay tuned!

Outgrown denim skirt : Refashion

I read a lot about refashion on many talented sewer blogs. I've always wanted to try it. I think is it the easiest way to get instant satisfaction, without much work. One of the many things that I thought of working on was Nia's outgrown denim skirt which I ADORE.....!! I bought it during sale at OU at Parkson. It was at one of those bundle area selling at RM6 and an only piece. I didn't thought much. Grabbed it and paid. Did I mention I really really ADORE this skirt....

Nia in the denim skirt in December 2009.

So I was all set for this. My first refashion and fat quarter project. All I needed was the denim skirt, 3/4 of a fat quarter, 1 meter of cotton lace and 1.5 meter of cross grain ribbon.

Yummy! It looks like strawberry ice-cream

It looks like a peasant skirt. I love it!
Sweet like candy...:P
You'll be reading more refashion projects.