Monday, November 28, 2011

Random Project: Pajamas & Seat Cushion Cover

It's almost the end of November. I am surprise I don't see snow on the ground yet! It's getting colder everyday though. So since I can't take my daughter to the park for a walk, I decided to do some little stuff around the house just to keep myself busy or else I'm gonna go cray cray with this ugly weather! Today I made a matching pajamas for me and my lil girl. I found this fabric at Walmart for only $1.50/yard (used 2 yard for both pajamas).

I also changed the cushion cover for our chair using the remaining fabric from my table runner project.


I am glad my day is quite productive. Now it's time to play with my lil stinker then later I am making a carrot cake for the first time. Wish me luck! :D

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Table Runner

I have been wanting to make a table runner but I couldn't find a nice print and inexpensive fabric for this project. Yes I always look for inexpensive fabric so that I won't have to worry about making a mistake :D Anyway, I found this floral black and white fabric at Walmart for $6/yard (I used 1 yard). All I did is stitch around the hem and that's it. Why spend $20 for a table runner if you can make it for only $6! :D

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pencil Skirt

It's been awhile I haven't played with my sewing machine. Good thing my husband and I dropped by at the fabric store and I found this basic dress pattern and they are on sale and I thought would be a simple project to practice. Unfortunately, I bought a fabric from remnant section (because they are 50% off) and it wasn't big enough to make a dress. So I ended up making only the skirt part of the pattern. This is also the first time I made something with zipper.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Easy To Make Hat

So it's only mid September and yet the temperature went down to 40F's this morning!!! Brrrrr. One thing I hate about cold weather is that it makes me feel lazy...but I didn't let it happen to me today. So I went online and search for something easy to make project and luckily I found this easy to make hat in BurdaStyle.Com...such a great site! I got this remnant nude felt fabric for only $1 and thought this would make a cute hat for fall. So I made one for myself and my little girl. Tadahhhhh!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tied Up Halter Top & Dress

Finally, I got the chance to take a picture of my first beautiful "cutomer". She is wearing a polka dot halter dress with a tie-up on the neck and I also made a similar style top for the remaining fabric. I used 2 yards for these two project. By the way, she is the first Filipina that I've met here in St. Louis after over a year of living here. We've met in the bank where she is working and then she invited me to the Bible study in her place where I met the rest of my Filipina friends. Just a lil history of our friendship. (=

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Long Sleeve Barong & High Neck Ruffled Top

My friend just got her US citizenship and on her oath taking she wanted to wear something that represent her born country which is the Philippines. She had a hard time looking for a "filipiniana" outfit so I suggested that we will make a "Barong" which is the national costume for the male in our country. But nowadays, women do wear barong on top of a body fitted dress in different colors. Barong is made of a sheer fabric and the most elegant material they use is made from the pineapple (I forgot the name of the fabric) and they usually put some detailing around the  button area. So it was a challenge for me to make one since I've never done something with sleeves before. Not only that, sewing a glittery organza fabric is kinda tricky! But I am so proud of myself that I did it right...I guess? LOL Anyway, my friend told me that somebody complimented her barong and even wanted to buy it from her. Yay! I was also wearing the blue high neck ruffled top that I made which is one of my favorites. I love printed chiffon because they look so feminine...they make me feel like a real natural woman! ok that's a song LOL

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Project: Repurpose Old Pillowcases Into Kid's Pajamas w/ Top

I hope everyone is having a great time on labor day weekend. I spent my day making these kid's pajamas from an old pillowcase with a nice detailing that my friend bought from the garage sale  for only 10cents a piece. I have never done this before until she asked me to make one for her daughter. It is a very easy and inexpensive project. So if you have an old pillowcase that you wanted to get rid, think about doing this is a fun way to kill boredom too! (at least for me) LOL

I used 4 pillowcases for this project.

Pajama 1
Pajama 2

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mother & Daughter Matching Outfit

I made this matching outfit for my friend and her daughter who just celebrated her 2nd birthday recently. The floral flannel fabric is just so gorgeous and just perfect for the gorgeous mama and her little gorgeous daughter. Too bad I didn't get a chance to take a decent picture of them both at the party co'z the crazy rain just pop out of nowhere and we were all soaking wet! But we all had fun :D  

Matching outfit for mom: spaghetti straps romper; daughter: spaghetti straps tiered dress

What a cutie!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Floral Romper

My friend and I went to look for fabric for her outfit on her oath taking as a new naturalized citizen of USA. As we were walking around the store we saw a lot of cute printed cotton fabrics on sale and I decided to get some floral prints since I don't have many floral in my wardrobe. I made this sleeveless romper which I think is very cute and comfortable to wear on spring and summer. You could pair this with flats for the casual look or some wedges for a little dressy look.

Sofia's Monkey Dress

Loving The 50's Look

There is something in the 50's fashion that I am obsessed with. I found this pattern in for free and thought this would be a perfect design for the black and white striped fabric that I bought for only $2/yard which I used 2 yards on this project. So for like $5 total cost of materials I made this wonderful classic coffee date dress. Love it!!!

Dress made by yours truly, Shoes: Target, Hat: Love Culture