Womad pants

How else to describe them? If I was taking her to Womad, these would be the pants she would wear! And she even has her maraca  on standby.

I followed this tutorial, though I wasn’t particularly precise… I just kept testing them along the way. The tie to do them up is quite long, so if I feel energised, I’ll unpick that part and shorten them a bit. But for now, I’ll make do with a double bow.

The elastic ankles are great for someone who is just learning to crawl.




For those of you living in Beijing, the fabric was bought at the Dongsi fabric market. Details here and here. There’s a lady upstairs, in the corner, who has all sorts of Yunnan-style fabrics.


Polka dots and pretty pinafores!

I’ve been really getting my ‘sew’ on in the last couple of weeks.

I made another skirt (this time for my own daughter!) from this awesome skirt pattern. If you’re interested, you can see the others that I made here.

With the leftover fabric, I thought it would be so nice to have a little headband. I mostly followed this tutorial. We’re going to make these in playgroup soon!




Ok, I know that’s quite a few pictures… but just call me a proud mummy.

Another fantastic tutorial I found was for this pinafore. I love it. It’s so easy to throw over leggings and a plain onesie to brighten up this little girl! I took Adella back to the fabric market the other day, wearing the blue pinafore, and showed the lady from whom I’d bought the material. She loved it!


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For those of you living in Beijing, the blue fabric, as well as both linings was bought at the Dongsi fabric market. Details here and here. I much prefer this one over Muxiyuan – to save both time and stress. It is, of course, much smaller, but they have a great range of things.

The owl fabric was bought from this taobao shop. They also have a great range of oilcloth (my next project).

Thankyou again to all the clever people out there who provide me with cool projects, patterns and tutorials from the interweb!!