a fairy dress for lil k

the name of the dress given by lil j.  i love how creative he is.  and how he sees things and imagine all kind of things.  i love how chatty he is (although some days i feel so tired listening and talking to him)  and i especially love how he enjoys making lil k laugh.

and so when i made this dress for lil k, he told me it looked nice (he is ever so generous with compliments) and that it looked like a fairy dress.  when i put it on lil k, he said she has turned into a fairy with wings.  i liked that, so this dress is now called lil k’s fairy dress.

fairy dress for lil k


the tie was originally made to be worn in the front but lil k loves pulling it off, so i reversed it to the back and that was when lil j said they look like fairy wings.

the tie was originally made to be worn in the front but lil k loves pulling it off, so i reversed it to the back and that was when lil j said they look like fairy wings.

i’ve made this dress a little long with the hope that lil k will wear it for a long time.  i am sure when she’s grown taller, this dress can be turned into a top, matched with leggings or tights.  and perhaps, when she stop pulling the tie, the fairy wings can grow in the front 🙂

All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace. Isaiah 54:13



Fun in the Farm Series – Custom Order

this dress is one my my first custom-made orders 🙂  and the last panel of the farm themed fabric in my stash.

made two weeks ago for a girl named Sophie, who will be celebrating her birthday in a week’s time.

this dress was sized 4T. it has a little pocket and comes with ruffled hem. i also hand embroidered my label sewn.for.you on it.

the back of the dress. this was as close as possible to what was requested by Sophie's mom. with rickracks trim added for fun factor.

i love how colourful and playful this dress turned out.  and especially since this will be the last piece featuring the farm themed fabric (unless i can find it and re-order).

i hope Sophie will be delighted when she received this in the mail 🙂 thanks, Sharon!

next challenge coming up.  refashioning a formal wear for my lil j for a wedding we are going to attend this weekend.. stay tuned 😉

How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me?  Psalm 116:12


fun with batiks

my sister got some batiks from Bali from her recent holiday trip there.  she sent them to me and i was tasked to turned them into something wearable. these are the results.

this piece of lovely blue with big pink flower motif was used to make a sleeveless dress/night gown for our niece. i did not use any pattern, just cut the piece as would a peasant dress style.

this one can either be a nightie or a summer beach wear i guess. again, no pattern, just a little of random cutting and turning it into a simple piece of clothing. i used bias tape to finish the bodice and double up as the shoulder strap, which is adjustable. this dress is made for my sister of course.

each dress takes less than one-lil-j-nap hour (read: no more than 2 hours)

and i still have two more pieces of batik to go.. i haven’t quite decided what to do with them for now… maybe a dress for myself.. hmm… we’ll see

What then shall we say?  Is God unjust?  Not at all!  For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”  It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.  Romans 9:14-16


sewing for the not-so-little people

last week i attempted some sewing for ahem! adults.  so much for sewing kid’s clothing etc.

when hubz told me he bought me the sewing machine online in March, i immediately picked up my first book that weekend – one-metre wonders (aka one-yard wonders).  strange though, i haven’t make full use of the book so far – although i must admit it is a great resource.  anyway, i finally decided to make the sundress featured in this book.  i made two dresses in two days actually.  they were meant to be birthday gifts for my two lovely friends.

this piece is made for Anne. violet dots on green fabric, with matching violet bias tape and thread

i bought this fabric because of Ada - blue and brown, her signature colors. so it has to be made into something for her!

typical me, i had to tweak whatever patterns into something more 'me'. i added little bow on the back. the piece for Ada has a pleat on the back of the skirt, while the other one for Anne is done according to the pattern. additionally, i used 12mm single fold bias binding for the hem instead of a double-fold hem.

now, the question is whether they will fit.  you see, i have not a single clue of their measurements, and because i had wanted to surprise them, i did not get them to give me their vital stats.  it will be very tricky to alter if they don’t fit.. but we will see how things go… 

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  1 John 4:10