08.17.2016

August 17, 2015

I’ve been gone quite a while! I really want to and will try my best to update my projects here more often. It’s just getting harder and harder with a baby, especially now that he wants to be interactive all the time. I moved back to North Carolina after having my baby. We drove across country when he was only 2 weeks old! …and… we are planning to “permanently” move back to California by the end of the year so I am looking forward to buy fabrics in bulk again next year. :D

Below are some of the projects I made. The cross stitch was a bit painful, pushing the dull needle through the interface backing for the onesies. Love every piece.

baby boy hmong clothes sleeper onesie baby clothes hmong cross stitch collar onesies baby hmong onesies cross stitch hmogn girl pink purple floral dress hmong girl floral skirt

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California

October 16, 2014

I’m in California! I was so excited to be in California because family is here and I’ll have an abundance of places to get fabrics and such. But the excitement came to a halt when my mother in law said I will not be able to sew. Hmong people have this superstition that when your husband goes off to war, you cannot touch a needle or knife. My husband is deploying and with respect to my parents in law’s beliefs, I’ll hold off on sewing til he gets home. At first I was very reluctant, but I realized it’s best to not cause any stress as I’m sure my mother in law is probably already stressing. I’ll just have to pick up another hobby. Lately, I’ve been working on Elsa dresses for my nieces for Halloween. And the other day I worked on a jacket for myself.

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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

Hmong Top

September 10, 2013

Hmong Green Print shirt top

Hmong Green Print shirt top

black red hmong print top shirt

black red hmong print top shirt

I’m not in the mood to make dresses; thought I make shirts instead. I like loose fitting tops and currently this is my favorite top style.

Where Have I Been?

September 5, 2013

NOWHERE!

and I haven’t done much either :(

I’m in the process of setting up my craft/sewing area so hopefully I get productive soon. Below are some things I’ve made since my last post.

little girl hmong print skirt

little girl hmong print skirt

Hmong print dress

Hmong print dress

little girl yellow peplum dress

little girl yellow peplum dress

little girl red blue hmong dress

little girl red blue hmong dress

Pink Pink Pink…

May 1, 2012

I bought this fabric because it resembles the pink floral fabric that Hmong people use as a sash for their traditional clothes.

I tried many ways to make this dress not so pink but it is what it is; a very pink floral dress.

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Over the weekend, I wanted to remake my crop jacket but couldn’t find the pattern I made for it. Sometime last week or so, I was cleaning out my desk and probably threw it away. I was pretty disappointed and decided to redo the pattern. It doesn’t fit as well as the pattern before, but it’ll do for now. I’m not done with my sample piece for the pattern but thought I share it on here.