March 13, 2008

PJ Pants

I bought this sewing maching from Costco about 8 years ago when Gilly was still a baby. I bought it on at the spur of the moment. I didn't know how to sew with just needle and thread whatmore a sewing maching. My aunt (Tua Ee) laughed at me when she saw me drag the sewing maching to pay. I've sinced learnt that I can do a straight line so my first attempt was Gilly's bedroom curtain. You could see it was amateur work. I did make myself a camera bag and a knitting bag.

I finally decided to try sewing some PJ pants. Hey.. pants tat if its so ugly nobody would know since you only wear them at night to bed. So.. I bought some cheap flannel and made Greg and Gilly some pants. They turned out ok... but I had learnt from those pants what not to do next.

Here are the latest pants I made for Gilly with cloth I bought on sale $2/yard. Cupcake pants was easy as the cupcakes were all over the place. I messed up on the Ballerina prints as the ballerinas were standing... I ended up making the ballerinas upside down... I was kicking myself after I realize my mistake.. too late, I had already cut the cloth. I just have to laugh about this pants everytime I see it.

Cupcake Pants

Ballerina Pants

Gilly was so sweet when she tried both pants on. She loved it and notice it was a better job this time. Then when she put on her Ballerina Pants, she looked at her pants.. and said "Mummy, when I look down, the ballerinas are just perfect for me." I guess she was right, our looking at upside down ballerina was rightside up for her looking at it down towards her pants. I guess I didn't mess up too bad. And everytime I see this pants, I'll remember no matter what, our kids just love the fact we did something for them.


suesue on 21 March, 2008 17:53 said...

The PJ pants looks so adorable. Anyway whether its upside down or not it is still mummy hardwork ot sew it. I think she would appreciate more u sew it for her rather than the thing is upside down :)

(((((HUGS))))) sandi on 22 March, 2008 00:38 said...

I am SO PROUD of you! WOW! You're inspiring me, 'cuz I look at my sewing machine like, "How do you turn on?" GO GIRL! (((((HUGS))))) sandi~clicked over from Grandmother Stories

beachlover on 25 March, 2008 00:43 said...

wow!! what a cute and nice handiwork you made!!.When I was in Form 3 my aunty wanna to send me to dress making school but I was never interested.Now I really regrat it very much.

Judy on 28 March, 2008 16:22 said...

Well done!! I bought a sewing machine when I got married and I can't sew either. My mum used the machine more than I did.

Jane of All Trades on 29 March, 2008 09:54 said...

suesue: I agree with you. Sometimes I feel guilty not buying her tat professional looking item but when she sees the item i've made, i guess she sees it as the attention mum gave into making it for her.

hugs_sandi: I stared at the machine for a while too before I figured out how it worked and just recently I discovered that my machine is self threading.. haha

beachlover: when was about to start Form 1, I was assigned to Sains RumantTangga(home economics) class, my mom quickly went to see the headmistress and reassigned me to commerce class... so you now how hopeless I was.

Judy: isn't it nice everytime you see that sewing machine and you think of you mum.


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