Monday, April 24, 2017

A Long Camouflage Jacket

Morning friends. I feel unexpected to be here on a Monday. We are having nonstop little school breaks here and there. But I had the whole weekend all to myself. C met friends at the beach for two days and of course getting toasted in the sun is not my thing, so dad's on duty, which probably explains the completion of this jacket.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Brushed Cotton Polka Dot Jacket

Newsflash.
Yesterday, I had my first night out, all by myself, since, C was born? I seldom go out at night, partly because I'm not a loud music person, partly because I rely on those uninterrupted intense sewing hours. But it felt good to be my own person and not wear the mom title for a few hours. I did come home way past my bedtime, and I'm paying for it today....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stretch Cotton Twill Tapered Pants

Hi, it's been a while. Apart from school holidays, I had also reached a point with blog posts. Instagram seems much easier to use at times like this. I don't know if there's anyone out there who still reads blogs. I know I seldom read the words anymore myself, which is sad, but it's also part of evolution, no? We've all more or less adapted to a visual learning style. I almost convinced myself that blogs are useful no more until recently I wanted to make a jacket of mine in a different fabric and couldn't remember which pattern it was. It was a recent make so I located the relevant blog post and found the pattern. Maybe I do need to keep this place going, for my own sake, if nothing else.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bubble Sleeve Top with Sarouel Pants

Hi, I'm one day late for my post, with more than one excuse. But to spare your time, I'm going straight into this outfit I've made. The bubble sleeve top I've drafted myself is a hit, possibly thanks to the knits fabric. Since C wears it a lot, I get to hover around her and watch how the top behaves. I tweaked a little on the pattern and made the sleeve cuffs just teeny bit narrower. Now the sleeve shape looks more like a balloon?

Monday, April 3, 2017

A Floral Prints Dress

 
Whether I'm eating in or out, I always clean up my plate, because I don't like wasting food. I've become even more of a food garbage bin after having kid. I finish whatever that's left on C's plate, too. I make sure the leftover food in the fridge is properly consumed before I go grocery shopping. I can't deal with wastage. Last week, M came home with 7 pieces of fabric, all prints, and woven. I don't know if I should be happy. I am currently going through a solid and knits phase and he got me something totally the opposite....Sigh...I'd hate to leave the fabric in my stash till I find the inspiration again, so I chose my favorite piece and whipped up something quick before I could change my mind.

Friday, March 31, 2017

A Can't-Stop-the-Feeling Jacket

To get C's spirit up in front of the camera, I always play the music she likes or the ones that are very easy to dance to. "Dumb Ways to Die" had been our favorite for two weeks and for this jacket I decided to change the music to Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling. Did I make the right choice? Yes, and No. She's totally stoked and couldn't stop dancing, but since it's a rhythmic song, it's a bit difficult for her to slow down, thus the outcome of hundreds of blurry shots....I guess I really need to set to a faster shutter speed next time.
 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Long Cardigan in Knits

What touches my heart? Right now I'd tell you anything Asian straight away. Not that I want to live in Asia one day again, I am just currently going through a sentimental phase, I guess. The other day I was fighting back tears while listening to some old songs that I knew from more than a decade ago; And today, I nearly laughed my head off listening to a podcast done in Shanghainese, a language I'm so familiar with and the hosts talked about things they went through in their childhood, which I so happen to share. You know that feeling? It's a now-there's-someone-who-would-understand-me kind of feeling. Sentimental phase, I told you...