[KCWC] Second Day: Sweetheart PJs

(Pattern from Sewing For Boys by Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage)

Sewing with patterns do make life easier, eh?  Usually, I draft my own pattern, and that usually means lots of tweaking and trial and error as I have to rely on whatever information or tutorials I can get online.  And most of the time, I don’t fully read information, which means I make lots of errors and (try to) learn from them 😛

Anyway, I tried following the instructions in this book as much as I could this time.  It did help minimise silly errors 🙂  But I had to draft the pants much smaller, using one of lil j’s pants because the pattern in the book was way too big for my skinny boy.

This was my second project for KCWC:

the perfect piece of cotton flannel for a little boy who adores vehicles and things that go! although, admittedly, it is often cheaper to buy kid's clothing off the shelf, no? nevertheless, the satisfaction and joy of making it with much love far outweigh the cost of buying something ready made, i guess...

we (as in lil j and myself) decided to go "train" all the way and use these cute train buttons I got from dollar shop. he hasn't worked out how to button/unbutton his shirt but it is still a nice touch.

the look of happiness in his face! priceless! the blanket on his bed is a WIP, hopefully I can finish it off as my next project.

So much for my second day.  Today, I do hope I can continue working on something – maybe a new pattern, or some cutting or even finishing off a blanket for lil j.  My back is aching rather badly and it is a holiday here, so I am hoping to spend some quality time with hubz and the little noise bucket (who, has been awake since 6am seemingly having a blast in the room – trust me a 2.5 years CAN make enough noise to scare off an elephant!)

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Romans 12:11-12

…j

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sometimes… i kind of forgotten that i have a blog ;)

good enough an excuse for not updating?

well, i haven’t really been sewing much, too, honestly.  too much distractions, too little time to take out the machine, the ironing board, etc to get sewing started.

BUT, i will definitely be sewing this week!  everyday of the week!  because i have signed up to sew along elsie marley’s KCWC!  woot! woot!

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meanwhile, these are some things that i have sewn lately.

"inspired" by my lil j's house building with blocks and lego, i made this door stopper one morning. he said, mama, can you make another one but make it into a pillow? hmm... i haven't got around to do that for him yet... soon, soon...

i love this fabric, so i made it into a fold-able shopping bag.

as usual, my lil j wanted to be my model. he is such a charmer, every time i made some thing, he volunteers to be my model and willingly poses for the camera. oh, of course, i cut his hair too 😉

i made this nursing cover with a hooter hider for myself! since we will be travelling a bit when the new baby arrived, this will come in handy.

up close of the nursing cover. i especially love the little detail on the strap 🙂

ok.. now off to some serious sewing for my first project for KCWC.  that is, after i dust off the machine…

For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.  Psalm 86:10

…j