Because I was busy testing patterns for the baby, which took a few weeks, I didn’t make a birthday dress for my daughter when she turned 5. She wore the maxi Sullivan dress that I made her 1.5 years ago — her own choice as that’s still one of her favourite dresses. It still fits… Continue reading Abby’s Rainbow Dress + Skirt by TWT
If you’ve been following me on FB or IG, you’ll know that I haven’t blogged about three patterns I tested, but I shall skip to this first. Before Miss A’s birthday, I planned to make a Pearlie dress with a unicorn print from Sew Good Knits for the skirt and a solid white knit for the… Continue reading Pearlie Dress by Peach Patterns
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