Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ao Dai (Vietnamese Style Dress) for Little Momo

Happy Lunar New Year!

Sewing clothes that reflects our cultural backgrounds is something I have been wanting to do.   The idea has been pushed aside, because we do not have many occasions to wear such clothes, and mainly due to the difficulty I have anticipated.  But when Roots Sewing Series was announced at Elegance & Elephants, I thought I should try the sew-along...after all, I love sewing parties!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Refashioned Blue Knit Dress for Little Momo

It is the week 3 of Project Run and Play.  And the theme is Refashion Challenge!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Momo's First Trip to Japan

Back in November, Momo and I took 2 weeks trip to Japan.  It was Momo's first strip to Japan, and she thoroughly enjoyed it.
The main purpose of the trip was to let Momo meet her grandparents.  For that purpose this was a very successful trip.  Momo loved staying at her grandparents' place...for the usual reasons, her grandparents were spoiling her with toys and food she loves.  They would play with her, and take her to fun places...  It was an exhausting 2 weeks for me, but all fun for Momo ;)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Plaid Poncho for Little Momo

Last winter I was in love with dots pattern, but this winter I am crazy about plaid.  I have added several new plaid scarves to my closet.  One of the scarves I love is an over-sized scarf with hoodie and button, giving me an option to wear it as a poncho.  I wear this often because it can be worn over anything, and quite useful here where warm jackets are not needed most of the time.
I love the the poncho style so much, I wanted to give the same one for Momo.  

Friday, January 3, 2014

Animal Print Bimaa Sweater for Little Momo

Happy New Year everyone!

Hope everyone's had a wonderful holidays.   Mine was not so great... I spent most of the month of December taking care of my sick kid and then getting sick myself and recovering.   We are all better now, and now that the new year is here, we are just trying to get back to our normal lives.

Before I got sick I made my first Bimaa Sweater for Momo.  This is pretty much the only thing I have to show right now.  

The pattern was included in the Sew Fab bundle back in September.  This Bimaa Sweater pattern was the main reason I bought the bundle, and I finally got to try it out.   I have been wanting to know how to make the cowl neck, and this pattern made it so easy!   I really loved the pattern...the instruction was one of the best I have seen, clear and easy to follow with photos in each step!

The fabric is colorful animal print knit from Jo-Ann.  I got it from their clearance rack few months ago.  It is very light weight and can be see-through, making a layering shirt necessary.  So I cut out size 5T to try on my almost 4-year-old, and I think I made the right choice.  The sweater is a modern slim-fit, and a smaller size may have been tight around Momo's big belly.  The sleeves are too long for Momo, and that was expected, since normally any long sleeves are too long for her.   Now I know I just need to make size 5T with shorter sleeves.

See the big cowl neck line?  I am loving the look.  The pattern also have the options of shawl collar or hoodie, and those would be great choices for everyday wear.

I was not sure how Momo would like this animal print...she is a girlie girl who loves flowers and pink and ruffles and princess dresses.  Sure enough, she did not want to wear it the first time she saw this sweater.  But now I know she will wear it as long as I pair it with a skirt ;)

Linking up to those fun parties.


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