Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wanderlust Tee + Linen Tuck Skirt

After sewing a few summer basics for C, I was extremely bothered by the leftover single jersey fabric. I knew if I didn't use it up quickly, it'd be buried deep in the box. I'm becoming very confident at hauling fabric lately, 10 meters of this and 10 meters of that. I'm certain that I will use them up, eventually. The thing is buying fabric happens way faster than using them. That's a problem....

Friday, October 21, 2016

Summer Essentials -- White Tee and Bubble Shorts

I'm here to bore you with another basic outfit I've sewn recently for my dress-rejecting 7-to-be little girl. She's making it more and more clear with what she does or does not want to wear. I used to get to choose what kind of clothes I wanted to sew for her, but now that's freedom is completely gone. She now gives very specific order as to the style of her taste --- plain and simple, the very opposite of Fancy Nancy I guess.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sewing Summer Essentials

Have you ever seen any of Zach King's videos? We are addicted. As I buried myself sewing these basics, I kept on imagining having real magical power that I could copy and paste them in one second, or at least throw some new colors in and watch them multiply.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Linen Pintuck Dress

Oh hi, long time no see. I was in my hibernation mode, not really, school holiday survival mode to be exact. I tend to ignore my sewing altogether during these quarterly holidays and it's often the time when I remind myself that I'm a mother first, and spending time on cooking is beneficial, and that doing loads of house chores in front of your child has educational values...blah blah... It's just the times of the year when I truly slow down.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Linen Dress with Flared Sleeves

We've been having really poor internet service for the past three weeks. It just comes and goes with a super low speed. Finally, we got Telkom to come and check the problem on Saturday and after an hour of fiddling here and there, the guy managed to kill our internet and landline altogether. I replied on my cell phone for very limited internet and that's all. It's aweful to live without proper internet connection, but on the bright side, it has freed me from wasting time on social media.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Little Linen Summer Top

After making a linen summer outfit last week, I swear that soft linen is the only fabric I want to work with from now on.  Linen can be soft or quite hard, depends on the density I guess. I don't see this type of linen often so when I did see it and tested it, I became a little paranoid, which resulted me going back to the shop last Saturday morning and hauled two rolls of fabric home. I have never ever bought that much fabric -- of the same color -- at any given time, so it's pretty safe to say I was nervous and excited at the same time. I think that panic attack is yet to come when M finds it out.... 

Friday, September 9, 2016

A Simple Linen Summer Outfit

Since I made that black dress last week, C has worn it twice - the second time more talked into than volunteerily - but I can sense that temporary dress itch is slipping away. Separates have been set as her default dress code, which I'm totally OK with, expect for the fact that they take longer to sew than one single dress, but that hardly matters anyway....