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crafts: new year pajamas

mum reminded me pretty late that we were meant to have brand new jammies for chu-xi (new year eve). for good luck and stuff. so i decided to man up and sew up some pajamas pants. i would have loved to have a matching top but my sewing skill are not quite THERE yet.

with 2 meters of each fabric, i used exisiting home lounge-wear as a template and made super basic drawstring pants. the construction was super easy. but its my first time so it took a little less than 2 hours for each piece. good news was, it left me enough fabric (and time) to put together something cute for musashi too.



i like how all three pieces came together easily yet not compromising on each other' style. (daniel would not wear pink pjs. true story.)



matchy matchy with daddy, all many with his bow-tie!

his vest is reversible. the under side goes with my fabric ( you can see a peek of it) with blossoms on the collar. so he can embrace his feminine side. and be like his mummy. just sayin'!



with little scraps, i also hand sewed up a little headpiece.



and in a hurry (because we thought new year was a few days later..) we pulled together a "photo backdrop" in our guest bedroom with makeshift reflector things, flash things and tripods.. how very DIY of everyone!! the little baby got a little tired of the attention, flashes & mucking around (can you tell from his face?). all he wanted was to stare adoringly into our eyes. hence this shot. oh well! at least we caught a few good ones earlier.

the jammies went through the wash and came out even softer than ever! and daniel, who is a general fusspot, has been wearing them each time they're dry. yayy :) i think im gonna pick up more fun fabric so i can whisk up a few more jammies in my free time! :) 

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tiffanyx
Feb. 8th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
omg in 2 hours?!?!?! WELL DONE!
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
its LONG!! my mum can whisk these up in half hour. she was scoffing at my speed! tough crowd.. :)

p.s. 2 hours each jammy pants. i guess thats why setting up shop might be more work than i expected..
tiffanyx
Feb. 9th, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
lol how to fight with your mum? shes SO experienced!

i spose you need to work up a pile of stuff first?
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
yeah i guess so.... i have not figured out a shop plan. hahaha.. life's just crazy busy with a little one to take care of! :)
samantha_evons
Feb. 8th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Seriously u must bored with me saying again and again how cute doggie is / how fab ur with your fingers! So tell me, how did u make the pretty hair pc? It's so u loh!
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
hahah! :) thanks so much sweetie. you're a darling! :)

the hairpiece is quite simple! think the magic is in the fabric. im very into my greys and yellows these days!

xx
wwenzz
Feb. 8th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Wow! Zhing, you're amazing! And i super love your head piece. Time to do more and sell! Keke
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
thanks, hon! im just a regular gal who wants to make the best for my babies.. :) and thank you especially for your feedback.

with a pinch for time, i was just thinking which ones i should make if i wanted to set up shop. i guess you gave me an answer! :)

xx
peanut_toes
Feb. 8th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
YOUR PJS ARE CUTE!!!! you have the flair for sewing!!
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
thanks love, you're too kind!

i try. im still a beginner sewer and still make so many mistakes! :) but learning! hows the sewing machine treating you?
peanut_toes
Feb. 9th, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
haha! i've only tried making book covers! can't find cheap+nice fabrics and i haven attend my sewing lessons yet! im a proscrastinator!
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
oooo i have a book cover craft im itching to work on!! :)

you can try people's park! they have cute fabric and slightly cheaper than spot-light!! :) or arab street!! those were my favorites!

you have sewing classes??? sheeze im so jealous. i can't take classes her cos i don't speak their language!
peanut_toes
Feb. 10th, 2011 06:44 am (UTC)
hehe. it come as a compliment when the sewing machine was bought, very basic usuage. self exploration is more fun i think!
ya, everyone says people park but i've check its only a slight difference compared to Spotlight. i guess i haven found the real "gem" shop yet.
do post lots of your work! i think they are very inspiring! can't wait for your shop as well! :p
princesszhing
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
oh man!! i only got a CD. i miss being in singapore man!! :)

yeah i totally figured sewing out myself. given that i've just started in october and im sewing basic things without much trouble, its not too hard!

we can exchange tips!

i like people's park cos i like tulle and shimmery fabrics (costume appropriate ones) which spot light does well but limited in colours. let me know when you find a GEM! the other way to go is to go thrifting and refashion clothes.

p.s. buying vintage bedsheets yields A LOT of fabric for very cheap!
equinox_han
Feb. 8th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
they are so cute i almost want to ask if u'd make them for a fee!!!
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
haha! im in two minds.

i have till this weekend to decide if my crafts are ready for sale. im still shy about it! :)
sepps2
Feb. 8th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
you are AMAZING with your hands.
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
thanks! :) i try.. i try!!

ready for the next challenge - hai! :)
am_klutz
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
I'd say you are ready to set up shop :)
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
thanks hon! :)

if i don't get my act together in time, do let me know if i can custom make you anything. i'll try so you can get it in july! :)
am_klutz
Feb. 9th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Arww ok if I think of something - will buy it from you!
P.s June :p talk to you soon - will email or whatsapp.
princesszhing
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
yes june! :) sorry!! im completely on top of the dates! don't worry! :) :) :)

p.s. im printing the twig and thistle tags for daniel! even if he doesn't eat fruit! :)

am_klutz
Feb. 10th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
Oohh! yay! I got a Vday cookie recipe! Will try to post it soon!!
cnedra
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
hey babe, i made PJs for my husband once and it got me soooo frustrated i almost made him swear to make it last for the rest of his life, ha... well done there!
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
hahaha!!! thats hilarious! im sure he LOVED his PJs though..

these are far easier & more interesting than some of the other sewing work he has requested like a lens pouch, and all sorts of random bits and bobs! :)
lindora
Feb. 9th, 2011 08:13 am (UTC)
I absolutely love the pj pants!! Looks super comfy!! U are greatly missed!! :(
I definately am a fan of ur crafts.
I wanna learn!!!
princesszhing
Feb. 9th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
teehee! :) thanks!!!

its super simple. im sure when you get your hands on a machine & fabric, it will come naturally!
devilshome
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
i love the fabric you have chosen. I found you while surfing around. I sew as well, i love making dresses. I find it quite alot of trouble these days though and it is so much cheaper and usually much better workmanship to buy from shops. Nice cloth is also quite expensive in sg. My clothes also looks quite bad when turned over, looks great from the front though. Lots to work on.
princesszhing
Feb. 10th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for popping in! :) and for dropping me a note!!

wow! you must share pictures of your work too! then we can work to perfect our stitching together!! :) im sure yours are awesome.

its true that making your own clothes works out costing more than retail stores! which is ridiculous but i guess its also the satisfaction of wearing your own threads! :)
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