Tiered Skirt & Crocs

I have almost forgotten about this tiered skirt I made for my princess before she was born. I made it in size 1 but she was not tall enough to wear it without tripping over. The skirt was pushed to the back of her burgeoning wardrobe. Today, while my mum was dressing her up for playgroup, she tried on the skirt and it fit!

Lil’ sweet princess, almost one and a half, wearing the tiered skirt mummy made her when she was still kicking around in mummy’s tummy. Sometimes, my prince still calls her ‘baby’. Once in a while he would cheekily stroke my tummy and say I love you baby:P How time flies…

She’s all grown up, my princess. She demands that she has the rights to choose which pair of shoes she wears. Regardless of whether they go with her outfit. As long as she’s happy wearing a long tiered skirt with *ahem* crocs?


Good Start to the Weekend!

OMG OMG! What an amazing start to the weekend! My creation, the retro reversible dress was featured on the Grosgrain blog as a Flickr Fav! I love Grosgrain’s creations and to have the photo there made The Sew Convert absolutely out of this world happy!!!!!!!!!!!

Today also ended up being a Made Me Saturday. I didn’t plan it but my princess and I were both dressed in my handmade clothes! Finally, I managed to take some clearer photos of the Little Folks Blouse using a camera (other than the low resolution ones from my Macbook Camera:P)

I know I have said this but this blouse is SO comfortable  and I love the fit and the colour! This photo allows you to see the details of this beautiful voile. I must tell you that since making this blouse I’ve ordered more voile cos they make amazing tops. These are on the way.

Thought this pink voile will look great as a tunic blouse like this, while the citrus a blouse with bow collar, like version 2 on Burdastyle’s Ute Blouse pattern. I’m also inspired by Crochetie‘s version.

Oops! See how I can get distracted easily!  Here’s my princess in her retro dress turned top. She has grown so tall that she has to wear it over jeans.

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

Another Retro Reversible Dress…Not the Last for Sure!

Front of dress on my princess (Side A)

Back of Side A

I mentioned how versatile the retro reversible dress is and couldn’t help making more. This time in Size 2T. My dear girl is only 14 months old so it is kinda big for her.  This dress comes embellished with retro yo-yos on both sides and I personally love the vintage looking buttons on the back.

Front of dress (Side B)

Back of dress (Side B)

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.


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!