Sewing and more sewing

little pillow sewn for my one year old

I am so thrilled that I got this simple stuff done for my little one year old.  She really loved her brown polka dot pillow (but I am not showing you that piece) with all her saliva smell and tears rubbed on you can imagine how much attachment she had with her pillow.  So when this mummy wants to play heroic; trying to sew a NEW pillow, do you think she will be happy?  NO! she was crying and all when she laid down this afternoon.  Thank God not for long.  After the washing and tumble drying she will soon meet her old friend pillow once again.  Hope I did not do any eternal damage on her little heart.

introducing pillow to Nana’s Charlie the bear
 This is Nayomi’s cot. She loved all her furry friends and this guy is her first.  The banana amigurumi at the background was my first amigurumi.  Charlie the bear is making sure that Nayomi will get to know her new pink and white polka dot pillow more and more by the day.
No one can deny her love for her brown polka dot pal
 Something about all my children’s hair . . . they seemed to defy gravity for at least 1 and 1/2 years, before they give to nature course.  Every time she sees her pillow she will automatically put her left thumb in to her mouth and the rest of her fingers will be grabbing tightly to her a corner of her pillow.  Now how in the world will she ever fall in love with that pink friend.
This is after a good soak, wash and tumble dry

will there be any jealously around the cot?
Review Japanese Sewing Magazine
 
Japanese Sewing Pattern book for  children and mother
 I mentioned Cucito on my last post and this is the front cover of the particular copy I mentioned.  Kinokuniya sells them.  This is my first copy and I fell in love with it straight away.  Because of this copy I bought so many other copies from different publisher like FEMALE for teenagers, Mrs StyleBook, everyone’s favorite, Cotton Friend for mom and children.  The reason I got all different magazines is of course to compare the layout and illustration also not forgetting those gorgeous pictures that is printed.  It is good to find out which layout and illustrations make more sense to those who are Japanese illiterate.  That way I can work quicker and with ease.
skirt pattern picked up by me

This skirt is so simple and yet it gives me a sense of newness and live.  (just by looking at the picture) So now you understood why I got so ambitious to be cutting and sewing four sets of this pattern for my daughters and nieces.  I never realized that I actually picked up a fabric that are so similar to what the girl is wearing.  I must be so hooked in my mind that I intuitively got the such similar pattern without bringing the photo to the fabric shop at all.



Part of the Process

seam allowance of 1.5cm, ironed

reminder: cut the seam edge to 90 degree (at least according to the hemline)

inner piece for the middle frill pieces to be sewn onto

left seam sewn and irond

showing the center of this piece (feint blue line marker)

 Well, as soon as I am done sewing I will be posting the more of the process.  Right now, I find it rather slow to be posting and sewing at the same time.  Not to mention all the cooking, cleaning, tidying we all had to do for Christmas.  So Merry Christmas to all of you!  Slon-cha (cheers in Irish)

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