October 3, 2011

Basic, But Not So Basic Dress (Part 2: Drum Roll, Please)

Depending on which angle you are looking from, I love that my dress can look sexy, chic and classy. It's a fun surprise! From my original sketch, I've made some changes. The 3/4 sleeve is now a regular long sleeve and the gros grain color is mustard yellow. I decided that I didn't want to attach the gros grain belt to the dress, giving me multiple opportunities to wear the belt with other outfits. Aside from that, everything else remains the same.

Dress made out of Cotton/Silk. I fell in love with the texture.

This dress is hard to iron or I just suck haha




September 18, 2011

Basic, But Not So Basic Dress (Part 1: Sketch and Prep)

Sometimes shopping for a basic dress is not easy as one may think. For the longest time, I have been looking for a basic dress with a deep back scoop, and of course a slit on the side, to elongate the legs. Store after store, after not being able to hunt one down, I knew it would be easier to make the dress myself. The sketch shown below is a rough draft. Once it is complete, the dress may look a little different.  I wanted to give you guys an idea of what my next project is. 

I haven't done a quick sketch in over year. My hand felt very stiff. 

Color of dress will not be exact to what is shown in the sketch.

Contemplating if I should attach the gros grain to the dress or make it into a belt.

My "Swarovski Crystal" jars. I have 16 more. 

September 12, 2011

Make Your Own Yarn (Part 2: Outcome)

As a girl who loves to make non-fitted clothes with bold silhouettes, I'm always trying to learn different ways to make it flattering. This is to make the outfit less intimidating to wear. Baring all (shoulder wise) would be one great way to hit a home run. I have always found open shoulder and shoulder slits to be excitingly appealing and glamourous. It works on every body type, all ages, and everyone looks like they are having a moment. Here is my moment.....

Lights, Camera, Action haha!
I like styles that are more vague and open for interpretation. You have to give people something to talk about.
In the front, the ombre starts from dark to light, and the back is reversed.
I'm wearing a necklace as a headpiece. Spontaneous idea I thought would be fun with this outfit.
Miu Miu, hands down, is my favorite brand when it comes to accessories. My Miu Miu bag is tooo cute!
I just had to throw this in here :))

September 6, 2011

Make Your Own Yarn (Part 1: Ripping Organza)

I had a lot of silk organza left from my shredding project (click here to see).  I wanted to make good use of my leftover yardages, so I decide to cut the fabric into strips and knit. 

Ripping away

Come back in 1 week. I'll be done with my project! :)

August 29, 2011

Lace It Up (Part 2: I Finished, Finally)

Thanks to the "hurricane" over the weekend, I was able to finally finish sewing lace to my heels. I literally sat on the couch Saturday and Sunday (all day), poking my fingers, while watching movies. This is life!

Made by Me.

Loving the cut of this dress!

Wearing my mom's vintage watches as bracelets. 

July 31, 2011

Lace It Up (Part 1: Process)

If $2000 was like spending $200; I would buy Valentino shoes, but since that's out of the question, I'll just replicate it myself.

I'm into girly things like this. I know it's not something you can wear everyday, but I can appreciate it for what it is and wouldn’t mind having them around. Bust it out every decade or so, then pass it to my future daughter haha. It's very hard to imitate a designer and expect an exact duplicate (unless you have the magic touch). However, I like it when it comes out different than the original. You don’t want it to be so obvious that you knocked it off. You have to be subtle! :)) 

Lace bought from C&J.

Heels bought from Aldo.

cutting, cutting, cutting

Watching Law & Order: SVU as I work.

Pinning the cut-outs to the heels before I sew.

Come back soon!