Hub has a more than 10 years old shirt with a collar that is in bad shape. The fabric has broken and to me, it is quite impossible to salvage it (limited tailoring skills of mine).
With his kind permission, i up cycled it to a pair of pants for ds2. Luckily there is sufficient fabric and even to make a nice pocket.
I used the pine cone pattern from “sew like my mom”.
While i quite like the buttons down one side on the pants, i wonder if it is comfy for ds2 to wear.
Any comments if the buttons should stay or go?
I have feedback from friends that they hated their mother’s handmade clothings when they werr young and i see that my dd (hitting adolescent) has kinda stopped wearing the lovely skirts i made for her. Even the ds1 expressed that he rather wear uniqlo pants.
So it seems that i should concentrate making clothings for ds2 since he has not developed a taste of his own. Gladly he parades in these pants especially if his name is monogrammed.
I made this in an hour and made the side pocket from the scraps after cutting the main fabric.
It does look like quilting.
The fabric is from ikea. I really need to work hard to reduce my stash.
This is my 3rd pair to date. The length is in between the first 2 created and made with bigger pockets.
Heart it! It seems i am inclining to brighter colours! I am rather glad too, it is from a big remnant piece of fabric (majority made into a skirt that was sold).
They were at the library close to my house and yes! Seamstress/ tailors have contributed to the growth of Singapore, from a fishing village to a metropolitan city in 50 years.
Some zoom ins
(Please pardon the reflection of my slippers.)
I do remember sewing from home to earn extra cash was quite a norm in the 70s. My mom was also one of those housewives earning some spare cash to keep the family going.
I do recall seeing a picture of me (probably 5 years old), standing beside mom, who is paddling the manual sewing machine.
Yes, that is the weather here with year end monsoon.
Here’s the shorts to go with the weather!
Elongated the shorts and added pockets (very critical)!
It is public holiday on 11 Sep as all Singaporeans have to do their national duties to vote for the constitution of the government. The incumbent had the landslide win which was announced in the early morning on 12 Sep.
The counting took time so i managed to make a pair of shorts for myself. The pattern was taken from Melly Sews website (thank you!)
I find the size is rather big for me, so i chopped off about 2 inches from the back piece. Overall i love it. I would want to make it better with side pockets (who doesnt like pockets) and also maybe an inch longer (i am shy with my fat legs).
It is the Jubilee weekend here in Singapore where we are celebrating the 50th year of nation building. That means a bumper 4 days of ‘holiday’ (except for those who work on Sat).
I havent been sewing for some time, busy with the children and also my other new toy (breadmachine).
This long break i have aimed to do some sewing and this is the first – the jubilee weekend bag.
Reversible, with both strap and handle. What more can one ask for?
One side outdoor fabric heart print, reverse it for sweet fairytale fabric.
It is 99% done. I havent got the swivel claps so i need to go grab them tomorrow!