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.
I rushed this jumpsuit out for a family studio shoot. In was kinda an improvised outfit I managed to create without a pattern. It turned out very now. My husband’s colleague asked for one in her size LOL! I love it cos it’s oh so retro and keeps baby cool even on a warm summer day. She looks happy doesn’t she:)
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!
I’ve always wanted to sew a retro playsuit and here it is. Cool, comfortable and pretty:)
This lovely butterfly fabric is Moda Fabric’s Metamorphosis in Jam from its Momo Wonderland Collection (Inspired by Alice in Wonderland). How cute!
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!
My sweetheart in a Yo-Yo Dress I made. She smiled. I heart her. Make one for your sweetheart or yourself. No pattern required, just follow the simple Made By Rae tutorial on Sew Mama Sew . Very easy and very rewarding.
I am in love with the designer fabric by echino and couldn’t resist making my son a playset with the scooter fabric in two different colour prints. While I’m still working on the top, my son has already started wearing the scooter playpants with the elephant t-shirt I made him. Such a sweet boy!
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!