When Chinese New Year was just around the corner, I started having thoughts of sewing a qipao (also known as a cheongsam) for my daughter again. The last and only time I made one was about two years ago (you can read about it in this post) and even though it still fits, I thought… Continue reading Laure Qipao in Sweet Double Gauze
We’re happy to be one of the stops on the OT20 Blog Tour today! There’s also a Rafflecopter giveaway for a $50 voucher to One Thimble – woohoo (details below)! I quickly warmed up to the patterns in the Spring 2018 issue (pun intended) as it’s full of summery goodness. That’s always welcome in Singapore’s… Continue reading One Thimble Issue 20 – The Sun, Sand and Sea!
I usually post more on Instagram but I thought it’s a good time to update my blog after testing the Mairin swimsuit pattern by Sew a Little Seam (aff link). Once again, Kelly Ballou has knocked it out of the ball park with the myriad options! It comes in 3 lengths – bikini, tankini and one piece;… Continue reading Splashing Good Fun in SALS Mairin Swimsuit
Looking back, I feel that I have been really blessed. 2017 was a year of opportunities for me despite being a beginning sewist juggling a part-time job (teaching English) and household responsibilities. I managed to test several patterns for my daughter and myself, join a couple of blog tours and even be an ambassador for… Continue reading Reflection and Sewing Priorities for 2018
Sofilantjes isn’t a new pattern company to me even though it’s based in the Netherlands. Its slogan “Modern PDF Patterns with a Twist” is rather apt when you see the interesting back details of some of its tops and dresses. I bought the Montis Tunic and Dress pattern when it was launched as I like… Continue reading Pattern Testing: Regina Tunic and Dress by Sofilantjes
When I saw the prototype that Marina Roussel, the pattern designer, made, I fell in love straight away! I had seen the Leilani dress for girls and was already anticipating the women’s version. My first reaction was: I love this, but I’m not sure I can meet the testing deadline, so I shall wait to… Continue reading Pattern Testing: Mama Leilani by Peach Patterns
There was a period of time when I was only sewing with knit fabric. Although some say that it is more challenging to sew with, I began to enjoy the ease of using my serger to sew and finish seams neatly in one step. I still feel the same way, but I’ve lately become bolder… Continue reading Rushbrook Dress + Top Blog Tour