Retro Sibling Pants

I couldn’t resist getting this Michael Miller fabric with retro flying machines to create something for my son. I ended up create pants not only for him but lil sis as well. They love wearing these together and I ended up with loads of photos of the clowning duo in action.


The Oriental Dress

Here’s my version of the cheongsam spiced up with a juicy Japanese fabric called Candy Pop, chinese collar and cute little fabric buttons. Something different in an absolutely yummy fabric!

The basic pattern is Burdastyle, but I enlarged the neckline, removed/moved in the sleeve seams and added embellishment and a chinese collar to it. Ta da!

Reversible Retro Dress

Here’s my cute little 6-month old princess in her first reversible dress by mummy:) (Yes, I’m grinning!) I found it so irresistably cute with its round retro collar. This is very versatile, two beautiful dresses in one and can be worn on its own or over jeans. One side comes with a huge pocket while the other side retro belt details. Pattern by famed fabric designer Sandi Henderson.

UPDATE: Here’s my one-year old princess donning side B on New Years Day 2010.
And side A on a sunny day in Feb 2010. Oh how she has grown. The next time she should be wearing this dress as a top with jeans:) That’s how versatile it is.

This was such a fun dress to make that I couldn’t stop at one! Here’re more photos of variations made and I will update the list where possible.

Ruffle Blouse

Vintage patterns I saw are filled with ruffle sleeves. So retro, so simple and yet, so now. I couldn’t resist making this easy to wear ruffle blouse. Comes with two side pockets.

This piece is made of the same designer fabric as the Yo-yo dress below. Perfect for mum and baby to stroll in the park or for that perfect studio picture!

Vintage Vroom!

Boys will be boys!

My son loves all modes of transportation especially cars, trucks and trains. As he adored the elephant top (below) I made, I’ve been motivated to sew him more clothings. My latest creation is this vintage car outfit. I drew the sewing pattern myself and found this really cute vintage car designer fabric at Spotlight which was on sale for $8 per metre. I used a contrasting fabric for the trimmings and cute little pocket. 3D cars were then sewn on a white tee for the top. Can’t wait to see him in it!


Okay, so I’m officially overdue…this being the second day past my expected due date (EDD). Nonetheless, I’m making the best of the time I’ve before I pop. I’ve made my first skirt in half a day and it turned out much more beautiful than I’ve imagined!

I used Sandi Henderson’s Portabellopixie Gracie pattern for the skirt and for the fabric, I’ve chosen Dots in fuchsia from Tanya Whelan’s Ava Rose collection for the waist, Dahlia in spring from Sandi Henderson’s Farmer’s Market collection for the top tier, Michael Miller’s Dandy Damask in passion for the middle tier and Ticking Stripes in Fuchsia from Ava Rose collection for the bottom tier.

The pattern is very easy to follow even for a beginner like me and the results stunning! What’s more, it includes sizes from 6-12 months all the way to 8 years! Oh! And did I mention there were 3 other lovely patterns (a jumper, a dress and a top) included as well? Can’t wait to try them too!

Close up of the irresistible fabric!