01.29.15

January 29, 2015

I’m due in 2 months and there are so many projects I want to do! Hopefully I can sew after I give birth? If not, I don’t think I’ll have a collection this year except for random pieces. Once I get back to NC, my resources will be nothing! Just thought I share some of the things I’ve made since my last update.

christmas red lace dresseshmong black white clutch bag purse coinsHmong black crossbody bag pursehmong trim coin girl dresspink hmong trim girl dresshmong girl skirt with trimhmong skirt batik

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This fabric has been sitting around since Fresno New Year 2013, which is 4.5 months ago. I guess it hasn’t been that long compared to the other fabrics I have from who knows when. I really like this green and silver floral chiffon fabric, but the quality is not that great. The silver flowers are metallic and looks like it’s heat pressed onto the fabric. It makes the fabric kind of wrinkly and doesn’t hang too well if you look closely. There is a “new” fabric very similar to this one, but the flowers are gold/bronze and silver. The quality is a lot better, but I don’t like it as much because the green is not as bold as this “older” one. I think it’s fairly hard to find this “older” one and when I saw it at Fresno New Year, I had to get it. I’m glad I’m finally using my fabrics, but there are sooo many other errands I need to get done. I need to get my priorities straight!

Hmong green blue navy dress with silver flowers Hmong green blue navy dress with silver flowers1 Hmong green blue navy dress with silver flowers2

Hmong Print Mini Skirt

November 8, 2013

I know I know I’m getting side track but the fabric I designed finally came in. I only ordered a yard of it just to see the quality of the fabric and printing. I have to say, I’m not too impress, but it’s expected. First of all, it’s printed AND it’s knit so the ink does not saturate well enough. When the fabric stretches, the original color of the fabric, which is white, still shows. Secondly, the fabric does not stretch as much as I would like it to. It is a cotton knit and I knew before ordering that there’s not much stretch to it like polyester knits, but I had a little hope that it would differ. Anyway, I received it yesterday and took me awhile to figure out what to do with it. Mini skirt it is!

 

Hmong Print Mini Skirt

Hmong sweater

October 1, 2013

Well, my vacation starts today after work. I have lots of things to get done like maybe purchase a stylish carryon luggage, finish up and press the dresses I made for my nieces, laundry, start packing… But instead I spent all of last night doing something else. I originally wanted to wait on making this sweater because I don’t have all the things that I want to add to the sweater. I want a different shiloutte for the face, a smaller black and white stripe fabric for the hat, maybe lips, and coins but of course I never want to do the things I need to do so I worked on the sweater. It still turned out cute but not as cute as I want it to be. To be remake…

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Hmong backless peplum top

September 24, 2013

My original idea, before I got home from work, was to make two dresses before I head to bed. I started on the backless dress and decided to make a peplum top instead.  I figured I have more dresses in mind than I have tops so better make tops before this collection comprise of mainly dresses. Besides, I’ve attempted twice to make a peplum top and both failed. The third attempt has to be a charm right? And, it did turn out cute; reminds me of a ballerina dress.

 I’ve been meaning to remake the infinity dress, which is supposed to be made yesterday night. I got tired and went to bed instead. This morning, I took a few minutes to drape around the dressform to see how it would look like and I must say, I don’t know; or my draping is just really bad.

 

Hmong print backless peplum top

Hmong print backless peplum top

Hmong print backless peplum top side view

Hmong print backless peplum top side view

Hmong print infinity dress

I worked on the embroidery top and realized I did not like the high neckline with the style I was aiming for. I haven’t trash it yet, but it’s set aside for now. I don’t know if I will reattempt it soon. 

The night before last, I worked on a dress and knew exactly what I wanted to do with the top, but the fabric just wouldn’t want to work with me. I played around with it and felt I needed to just sleep on it. Then voila! The first piece done last night.

Hmong Dress blue pink print scarf sweetheart
Hmong Dress blue pink print sweetheart dress with straps

01.11.13

January 11, 2013

It’s a new year and I’d like to see new fabrics :D
But I’d need to get rid of old fabrics first so, my plan is to make whatever I can think of and sell it for cheap. Check out and keep updated with my etsy shop for dresses or outfit.
Below are photos of what I’ve made so far this year.

black blue gold sequin fabric hmong xweets

black blue gold sequin fabric hmong xweets

black gold blue sequins sweetheart dress sash sev skirt dress hmong xweets
hmong black gold heart swirl necklace xweets one

hmong black gold heart swirl necklace xweets one

hmong green floral navy blue dark black long sweetheart dress bridesmaid prom junior xweets

hmong green floral navy blue dark black long sweetheart dress bridesmaid prom junior xweets

hmong black gold heart swirl necklace xweets

hmong black gold heart swirl necklace xweets

hmong green floral navy blue dark black long sweetheart dress bridesmaid prom junior xweets

hmong green floral navy blue dark black long sweetheart dress bridesmaid prom junior xweets