Monday, November 1, 2010

Kurung for toddlers

my first attempt to sew a kurung was when ayra was 5 years old. and that was my first sewing project! hamboi start2 but baju kurung ok. LOL perasan terer. but thanks to the world wide web, i found an easy tutorial wrote by Maya of mycrazyartzone.
it was so easy i complete the top whitin few hours!
 this year, i made another kurung for Ayra using a designer fabric from heidi grace collection,

then what-da-ya know, a friend approached me for a custom made kurung for her toddler :D
i was all excited and cut the fabric right away. my first customer! im soo proud of myself. i finished the kurung and sent it over back home to msia. so azie, if ure reading this thank you soo much for giving me the opportunity :) hope you liked the outcome :D


this is Ayra wearing a dress made by our friend and host in london, aida which she sewed while we were staying there! omg aida is soo talented im soo impressed with all her works (i can see some of them hanging in the guest room hehe) n it is sooo nice of her to sew something for my little baby.Ayra loves it soo much she wants to wear it every time she sees
unfortunately after few mnths this young lady outgrown the nightdress ! she can still fit it but some parts are a bit tight especially the tummy part lol, so i made her another one with the same design and she loves it. im gonna keep the old one as one of the sweetest memory of us in london. thanks aida!

owh i hate build-in flash


we bought a house this year, we havent collect the keys yet but i already have a thousand ideas of how i want my future kitchen to be like. haha women .
so i decided to make some coasters for my future kitchen lol

arent they just lovely?

camera stuffs

most of you know how i love photography so much. since were out travelling a lot lately, so i made some accessories for my hardworking camera. they are soo practical and i love all of them! were coming home soon , maybe i can open orders for those who are interested?

camera strap

back view, i added a compartment for the lens cap which tends to go MIA everytime i start to shoot! LOL

another strap i made for a good friend, i love the color combination !

a beanie bag for self-taking pictures. we left the tripod back at home so that explains why! haha

personal garments

These are some stuffs that i made for myself last summer. sewing for adults are much way easier compare to babies/kids stuffs. but theyre less fun to to dont you think? :P

a roomwear skirt , its so comfy in fact im wearing it now! :P

a sleeveless tunic. the neck wasnt suppose to be like that, i followed patterned in a japanese book but unfortunately the neck design doesnt go well with my fabric so i changed it myself and quite happy with the result!

this tunic is made from double gauze fabric. it the comfiest fabric ive ever worked with! too bad we dont have it back home in msia. maybe i can buy some and keep them as stocks? :P owh btw the crinkle look is not the original look of the fabric, this tunic just got out from my washing machine when i took a photo of it. HAHA

so the three were the addition of 5 garments that i made to myself. theyre not that impressive but as long as i can wear it comfortably , thats fine with me :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

hairclips and pillow case

i havent been sewing for a week! Ayra had been very clingy nowadays dunno why she hardly let me sewing in peace. sigh.
so instead of sewing i kept myself  occupied with a craft project. i made some hairclips with the ribbon stocks that i have . the fun thing was Ayra can play with the undecorated clips while im working with the ribbons. in a way, we are spending time doing  thing together rather than me  letting her playing alone while im sewing on my own.
i really love the cute and colorful ribbons on the hairclips, planning to add them up in our yummy mades collection for sale when we get back :)   dont you just love them? theyre just too cute to resist! haha
and i also made 2 pillowcase for the only 2 pillows that we have in the house using the ikea fabric that i bought before we came here. haha miskin bantal sungguh. i told ya, we learn to appreciate every little things in life since we get here :D
i sew on the afternoon, wash it right away, by petang dah kering n malam guna terus! u see how hot our place is now??

Friday, July 30, 2010

sun hat and nursing top

this week projects
1. ayras reversible sun hat.
outer fabric- japanese linen
lining- alex. henry
2. empire access nursing top
fabric from lecien , found it on sale at 300yen for 2mtr cut! (=total below rm10!)

sorry for the serious face, tak sempat nak senyum haha

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

primark inspired

since i have a very limited space to sew here , i have to put all my sewing stuff in one bag, coz my current roll is quite wide and i dont have any table to lay it on,and kalau buat atas lantai, abislaa miss kepochi join LOL, so i sew myself a big pouch for the tools. the roll is now used for keeping Ayras color pencils.

one size fits all pouch.
i use a vinyl adhesive on the outer cotton fabric , but i think the bare cotton look would suit the pouch much better. silap. supposed i used it for the lining should be better. i realy love the print coz it really suits the function of the pouch.

see, semua pun muat. dengan pin cushion sekali masuk hoho
i also made myself a sling bag for daily outing to fit my wallet , hp n small stuffs. the big poppy is quite heavy to bring along when shop for groceries, and since i dont have to bring any diaper for short outing, i think this bag is just perfect for its purpose. the original bag was the red bag in my previous tunic entry that i bought from pri*mark london which i really love for its practicality. it was quite a challenge to sew a bag without any pattern or guideline. i just trace the bag on a paper and cut the pattern free hand without any measuring haha.THANK GOD it turned out as i wanted it to be. seriously this bag is pretty awesome and convenient! ada sapa2 nak order ke? kekeke

the hardest part was to attach the zipper. berpeluh2! LOL

lining and strap using the same alex. henry fabric.

Friday, July 16, 2010

longsleeve tunic

this time i made the tunic a bit bigger for ayra so she can wears it for a longer time :)
Amal, i used the cotton that you gave me for my bday:) meccha kawaiiii
the hardest part was the cuffed sleeve. berpeluh2 jugak coz it soo small. but once youve get the hang of it,totally doable :D
mommy made me another dress, yeayy!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

tutorial- hanging towel

hanging hand towel is quite expensive to buy here so i bought a 100yen face towel and sew myself a hanging handtowel for our kitchen.
the tutorial photos are incomplete coz i kept forgetting to take pictures when i sew. haha . really sorry about that. i hope you can understand the simple explanation .its really easy to make , you can use normal fabric instead of patchwork.

what you need
fabric – fat quarter should do . i dont have a specific measurement here, but you can measure according to your desired finished size. let say you want a 10cmx10cm square, so cut 20cmx10cm plus another 1cm at all edge for the hem.
interfacing- fleece/batting /any interfacing will do.  size – same with , but halve the the length of your fabric
binding cum holder – this also depends on how long you want the towel to be hanged, letsay you want it to be 5cm long, so just cut 10+10(sides)+5(hanging part)+2(hem) x 4cm to make a bias tape. (lebih kurang, budget sendiri ye!)
towel. any length /width that you like! hehe
1. fold towel into half, gather the folded side into your desired width and stitch . (same as fabric width),
2. sew the right side of the fabric together with interfacing (i use flannel) onto the gathered towel
and fold the fabric into half and sewl the other end to the other side of the towel and make sure you fold 1cm of the edge inside and sew. (boleh paham ke eh , ayat macam keling LOL) but the pic is a lil bit blurry . sorryyy
sew the binding on both sides , leaving the middle of the tape as the holder looking lebih kurang like this
tadaaa , hanging hand towel done! now i can cook happily in the kitchen yeay.
happy trying~~

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

lazy love quilt

i managed to complete the patchwork within a day. . but the hardest part was of course the quilting part.  being lazy me , i thought i can just stitch the whole quilt without basting. and i dont event have any darning foot with this machine! this is an ultimate beginner machine and sadly of couse she couldnt handle the thickness. the whole fabric is is wide and long while my bb#2 is soo small to compare with. i tried to run the stitch freely but in the end , the top and bottom was all separated looking horribaly ugly. the edge looked all senget and weird  but the stupid thing was  i keep on sewing. hahah makezugirainandakara! . after few run , i was too tired and all tense with the result. i stopped and kept the unfinished quilt in the closet and started a new project instead – which was my hat.
i kept neglecting the quilt until almost one week later . i felt sorry for not finishing the project that ive started. Thinking thereis no way i can continue the quilting part, i removed all the stitches one by one. it felt like forever since there were quite a lot of stitches .finally when i was done , i bind all the edges. when i first started the quilt my initial plan was to handsew the binding, but since i was too tired from the removing work, i gave up and machinestitch the binding instead.
phew this was the longest and hardest project that ive ever made. But  seeing how Ayra loves it sooo much, rolling over soon as i lay the quilt on the floor, was priceless.  i dont think ill be making any quilt more soon , but if ada rezeki for 2nd baby, insyaAllah, will try for 2nd time. hehe
quilt without any quilting technique. lol can it still be called quilt?
Ayra smiling happily on her new quilt

sleeveless pop shirt

i saw the design in a magazine n decided to cut the fabric from scratch without any pattern . i tried to use the cheapest fabric that i have coz i dont wanna waste any expensive designer fabric if it doesnt work out.
Surprising it turned out FINE! it was supposed to be a long sleeve shirt but i wrongly cut the sleeve and they became too tight for ayras chubby arm so i chopped both of the sleeves and turned it into a sleeveless shirt instead.  i used my snap button plier for the first time, eventho it was a bit confusing at first but it was really easy to use once i master the steps.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

i managed to finish a dress for Ayra. the fabric is from Heidi Grace collection. since bb#2 cannot make buttonholes, so i just sew straps on the back . the pockets were unbalanced coz i didnt measure at all when i sew them but i think they gave a more trendy look for the dress. hehe

and last but not least the chic pox model! hehe

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

adult hat

ive been missing my sewing session soo much. its been along time since we were packing b4 flying off to japan , then the euro trip and so on, i havent been sewing for couple of months.
when we got back from the trip, hubs surprised me with this little baby#2.

Its a  cheap beginner machine, but its from janome! hoho pretty much reliable one, but quite noisy. it only has two stiches (normal and zigzag) but bak kata kat neeza, as long as it can sew , fine with me! hehe
the only problem that im facing now is not having the automatic needle threader. kahkah belagak sungguh. my bb#1 has one, soo im now terkial2 cari lubang jarum. LOL. and since it also doesnt has any buttonhole stitch, i might just have to avoid any project with button or maybe just opt for snap buttons from now on. did it tell you i found a snap button plier here?? coolness!
anyways, ive been working with a patchwork quilt  for ayra already for few days now buy seems like this machine just couldnt handle it anymore. its a very small machine, (sgt macam toy!) so the space is very limited and its hard for me to sew on the big and thick quilt. haiya sayang betul sbb patchworknye sangat cute. ill post the picture later.
so i left the quilt aside (unfinished haha) and worked on another project which is a hat for myself.  its a pretty easy one and i managed to finish just in few hours time. unfortunately , i missjudged and use a very lovely cotton knit for the lining which turned up making my hate a lil bit gelembung(?) but its very comfy though! and i still love it. hehe

im planning to sew at least one project a day. wonder if its possible..

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

waterfall ruffle skirt


another late night project.
i wanted to do more layers but 3 is already exhausting. bought the fabric at kamdar jalan TAR for rm10/mtr. i really love the softness . but what i hate most is the fabric tends to fray even when ive already trimmed with zigzag stitch. now im wishing for a serger of my own! but that will have to wait. if only money grows on tree……
btw this is a gathered ruffles, if only i have more fabric i would use circular ruffle instead.owh if you want to know more about ruffles, theres a very good post about them from burdaystyle
sorry i had to put it onto tigger coz the the owner is already off to nursery! LOL. anyway the pic didnt do much justice to it, its much much fuller and prettier in real life i wish i can make one for myself!

Monday, April 19, 2010

1st skirt n label

ive been longing to make her a skirt since i started to sew months ago. but since shes been crawling at that time i didnt think skirt would be a good idea for her to wear . soo now that she can walk steadily on her own, i can make her as many skirts as i wish! yeayy!. so i made her 1st skirt form fabbies that i have left (same with fifi’s bib and her diaper bag) . i cut the selvedge (end of fabric) off initially but then deciden to use it again and sew back onto the skirt as an accessory  n it turned out brilliant! i never thot that  both fabrics will go along well together. turned out they did!

its been a long time since i played with photoshop. i used to draw things for fun with it during uni days, but havent got time since i started working. now that im free, i spent some time to make my own label for my-so-called-brand. haha mana tau nanti nak start biz . who knows kan?
i finally came out with this one after long hours figuring out the design.

and i LOVE it! i printed on a transfer paper and iron-on a piece of cloth which i have left from my ikea stash. so now i have my own fabric label! YEAY!!!