Saturday, February 23, 2019

Fixing a broken dress

One of my favorite dress has been sitting in the wardrobe untouched since last May cause of a tear at the back. 

I needed a red dress for a company event and was contemplating between getting a new dress or repairing this. I took out the dress for a look and feel. Without second thoughts, it still sparks a lot of joy, so I decided to replace the torn part! 

Here's how it looked like before the replacement. 

The plan was to head out to find a similar fabric to replace it but I was nursing a bad cold the week before the event. I finally felt better a day before the event but it was to late to hit the stores to look for something. Decided to find something from my existing stash in hopes that something matches this dress. 

Lo and behold, I found this textured mini polka dots fabric in a similar tone.

Ripped off the torn strip, placed it over my fabric, indicated the seam allowances on the fabric and snipped! Connected the 2 blocks of fabric for the back first, then connected it to the front block. Pinned it in position and sew along! I did a machine blind stitching for the hem.

Here's how it looks like after changing! 

Which do you prefer? 

I received a few compliments that the dress looks nicer now. Personally I like this version more cause polka dots are fun! 

I'm feeling so geared up to sew more things! 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Personalised Sibling clothes

My colleague approached me to print a pair of sibling tees for her friend's kids.

We love the fonts! Now available in the shop.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Bruce Lee jumpsuit personalised with Chinese surname

So I bought these Bruce Lee baby jumpsuits / rompers and personalised it with my friend's surname as a gift for his newborn son. He's into kungfu and this is the best gift for him!

Head over to carousell or get it directly from kamave shop.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Family Christmas Tee

The Changs are ready for Christmas 2015! This will be our first time as a family of 4..

I made personalised name t-shirts for my colleagues' kids! Red for girls and green for boys, except for Caleb cause he likes red. Hope the kiddos like their new shirt! :)

I'm planning our chinese new year family shirts! Can't wait! But before that I need to make a set of family tees for a close friend of mine.

I've set up my shop to sell rompers (and tees in future). Do visit if you would like to get your personalised rompers or tees.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Personalised Name Rompers

I finally purchased a Silhouette after deliberating for 5 awesome years!

I've been going on a t-shirt spree after getting the machine. I love the personalised name rompers! Made some for my baby girl..some for my friend's baby girl..

It's really perfect as a gift!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Little Girl's Cribsheet

Mum told me we might need another cribsheet for her little granddaughter and so I made one with Riley Blake's fabric. I'm not a fan of pink or anything girly. This fabric was sent to me by mistake and the store said I could keep it while they resend my order.

Glad it came in useful for our girl!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Set of Pyjamas

Realised that I only have a set of pyjamas for my upcoming confinement while organising my post birth items so I made one set for myself! I've sewn many pants for Colin but this is a first for myself! Got the cotton jersey fabric from Spotlight at $8/m! I used about 2m for this set. Did not use any pattern, just placed the existing pyjamas I have and cut accordingly with seam allowance. It's so big the heavily pregnant me can also wear it now. :D Just hope that the white polka dots won't turn pick after washing.

 Sewing was a little different this time cause Colin was very eager to help. He passed me the pins and decided on the green button snaps! Hubs told me the green snaps made the pyjamas look very strawberry. :D

Polka Dot Pyjamas

Sunday, August 10, 2014


I was clearing my wardrobe and found many shirts that I don't wear anymore. And so, Colin got a few new shorts! Donated the smaller shirts since there wasn't enough material to make shorts for Colin. This is one of my favorite cause it reminds me of Bruce Lee. Hee.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bean sprout husks pillow

When my pregnant friend asked me if I could make a bean sprout husks pillow for her little one, I couldn't find any reason to reject.

A bean sprout husks pillow is made of dried bean sprout husks. The chinese believed that placing this pillow across a newborn's chest or tummy will provide a sense of comfort and security like a hand. It is very lightweight and porous so definitely safe for newborns.

I purchased a bag of bean sprout husks from the supermarket for 30cents. The biggest difficulty I faced was separating the bean sprouts from husks. The damp husks were stuck on my fingers all the time! So i tried placing the whole bag into the freezer before I started the separation process, which did the trick!

After that I wash the husks clean with cold and hot water. Spread it out thinly onto newspaper for 1-2 days to dry it and get rid of the smell. This was what I got!

Dried bean sprout husks
After that I proceeded to make the pillow and cases. Embroidered her baby's name at her request. :) Love it!

Bean Sprout Husks Pillow Set

The reason why I bought my machine - embroidery! Allows me to customise my items.
Machine embroidered name

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Owl Card Holder Pouch

My friend lent me her membership cards for our trip to Taiwan. The worn out ziplock bag used to keep the cards finally tore under my hands. So I made a cardholder pouch to replace it, and of course, it was also my way of thanking her for the cards. :)

I used whatever I had in my stash - an owl prints fabric and brown zip. I love making pouches!


Owl Card Holder Pouch