I am a bunny. My name is little K. I live in California.
Made another sweater dress for little K – from one of her favorite animals to read about – bunny!
It buttons from the front because the neck part of her previous hoodies stresses her out when it takes more than 3 seconds to put on or take off. She doesnt love it when its warm because its not 100% cotton and gets pretty toasty. But oh man, the attention she gets in this sweater!)
I made this pair of boots to wear around the house. Every winter, i shell out some $$ for a pair of house boots. I get cold easily but still like to wear cute stuff around the house. However, houseboots on the market that I can find are all made from none-natural materials and overheats my feet (not to mention that they are actually kind of expensive). So I looked for a boot pattern and made these.
I actually bought both McCall 6449 and Simplicity 1958. I decided that I really dislike the simplicity one because the pattern pieces are two flat sides together, without the pattern for the sole (they want you to buy the sole as a notion). So I went with McCall 6449 and really liked the pattern.
I used left over wool for the shell and left over cotton for lining. The sole has 4 layers – cotton lining, a foam padding (Dr shoe), wool, and suede. It is enclosed with a stripe of the wool material.
Its the perfect comfortableness and makes me feel stylish at home, I’ve worn it every night so far!
I may have became a little addicted to making stuff for little K. Husband retired one of his old Berkeley hoodies and I transformed it into a hoodie for little K. After I cut the hoodie up I realized why hubby hated it – it shrunk very unevenly and all the pieces were not symmetrical! Perhaps they were cut off grain. But it makes an adorable and warm one for little K. The hood were reused without having to be recut (btw, its gold on the inside), one of the embroidered labels were cut off and sewn onto the front as a logo I really really love how she looks in this one.
I’ve actually bought more fleece to make her a pink and red hoodie dress. She really does need more warm clothing (the two I made so far plus a store bought warm dress are not enough to last through a laundry cycle) and I love making her cute stuff!
I made a really simple black top mainly to go with the skirt I just made. Also, I dont actually have any black sweaters/tops in my wardrobe (now I think about it, not even a dress!). Anyways, its very simple, I followed the same pattern as my grey top (which I wear a LOT), except I measured myself and trimmed down the waist area so it fits better. The color palette here was inspired by this picture in my pinterest:
And yes, I have awesome cat tights on. Its from amazon and its now my favorite tights. For petites, its a really good buy. Its from Asia and only one size, but fits me perfectly and its quite tight but comfortable. After I’ve gotten this pair, I got 3 more pairs of different ones because they are just too cute (and unfortunately the cat eye here is a little snagged, they seem to be thick and nice but still, its no Wolford)
I know, isnt she the sweetest little model???
Its is approaching winter and little K needs some more warm sweater dresses. She’s starting to insist on wearing leggings and not boyish pants, along with her bright pink crocs (and we have 3 pairs of all different sizes now). Who knew that kids start asserting their fashion choices so early, however misguided they can be? Now I cant really let my girl walk around with leggings and normal sweaters on, I am always the ones ranting “leggings are not pants!”. So its time to get her some warm sweater dresses.
But its becoming a little hard to find cute stuff that fits her in goodwills, and hubby recently retired one of his old sweat pants due to multiple holes. The material had been washed and oh-so-soft. So I made a sweater dress out of it for little K. I drafted the pattern based her T shirts that fits her right now, and it came out fitting pretty perfectly. She looks really comfortable warm, I love that little hoodie and she loves the pocket. The only thing is that the neckline is a little small, so I have to stretch it after every wash to make it big enough for her adorable head.
(Look at that hair!!! )
The outfit looks even cuter with boots (which took me a LOT (like, days) of convincing, followed by a lot of compliments for her to agree to keep them on:
And look! she loves the pockets!
And here’s her with daddy wearing matching sweaters and refusing to stay still:
Now thank you for reading, bye bye!
I made this cute little skirt, it took forever because the family took turns being sick with a cold the past few weeks (with a mutation of the virus which passed back to patient 0). So I was mostly in bed knitting to keep hubby company or sleeping the cold off.
But its finally done! I didn’t use any patterns – its just a simple rectangle gathered with cute little pockets on the side. The shell is this wonderfully soft cotton or rayon twill, which I had less than half a yard of. It is lined with silk that is left over from another project. After I was done with the skirt, I added pin-tucks to match the shell length to the lining length, inspired by a skirt on Madewell. Tada! I love it!
Little K here was copying my previous poses of hands in pocket! adorable
I sewed some frosting!! I’ve made this dress probably half a year ago but never got a chance to take photos with them, until now. I got these gorgeous border fabric from fabricmart, and wanted to make a cute 50s dress with them. The fabric is beautiful – a black stretchy jean material with white embroidery. the embroidery area is a lot wider than I had anticipated. so to keep it proportional I decided to make a maxi dress out of it.
I took the top from a very basic pattern McCall’s 3571, and cut the pattern off straight 1 inch below waistline. The funny thing is that I had cut out my size, but had to take it in aggressively on the sides to make it fit. But I wanted the seams in the front to move more to the side anyways, so it worked out. After I made the top part, I tried it on and felt that it was too floppy, especially that I dont plan to wear a bra with this. So I impulsively put in boning. I didnt remember working with boning before at that point – though I have some left over boning in my stash, which was weird. Anyways, putting in boning was not as daunting as I thought. Its easier than sewing in a zipper! I then lined it with comfortable cotton on the inside. The bottom is a rectangular gathered piece.
Its a little roomy for me but the belt helps clinch the waist and make it stay in place. Also that mitigates the very horizontal seam which I tend to dislike. I decided not to take it in since I am sure I will get chubbier as I grow wiser this way I can enjoy the dress now and in the future!
This was a pre-kat-dress project. After I made the kat dress, I realized that this dress would be much more awesome with the kat dress pattern and Jen’s maxi dress version. Also I really wish I put in ribbons in the lining so I can hang it up normally. Oh well! next time!
I really love the result! Its a bit dressy, so I only got to wear it once so far to a good friend’s wedding at an auto museum, which was a perfect location for this dress!
I also feel very princess-y in this dress.
It was very very windy that day.
A good day to contemplate important questions: will this be in fashion when little K grows up? will she want to wear it to one of her dances??? Because I sure dont have fancy events to go to to wear this for a long while… hmmmmmm.