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.


Anonymous 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 :)

Sondra 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.

Anonymous 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.

Geraldine 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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