I have not been able to sew for the last 2 weeks as there was repair and painting work going on in my house and there was no place for me to sew. I am so glad that everything's back to normal now and I can use my dining table once again to cut my fabric.
This is going to be a dress for me and the pattern is from an old issue of Cotton Friend (summer 2010 Vol 35). I am making the dress a little shorter, aiming for it to fall just below my knees.
I am also finally blocking my Abyssal scarf. I don't have a suitable place to block it, so I had to fold it in half lengthwise and block it on my ironing board. I am wet blocking only the curved edge.
By the way, I come across 2 designs that I like very much. The Chelsea Skirt is a knit pattern. I like the contrast lace peeking out from under the skirt. The Sorbetto tank top is a sewing pattern from Colette. I think Sorbetto, sewn in a silky fabric, would look appropriate for work.
I also wanted to show you these Hokkaido steamed cupcakes from Mushiya Steamers at Ion Food Hall. We tried the ichigo milk (the one with the frosting at the bottom) and the ichigo (the one with strawberry jam on the extreme left of the pic). They are not your usual buttery cupcakes. Their texture is more like Chinese steamed rice cake (fatt koh or huat kueh). The cupcakes on the right even look like fatt koh, with the cracked spongey top. They tasted quite bland, barely sweet, just like fatt koh, but what I liked was the unexpected dollop of cream cheese inside the cupcake.
Hope you are having a great weekend too!