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.

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05.02.14

May 2, 2014

Hello hello hello! I don’t consider myself a blogger because I am so horrible at it. Anyway, below are just updates. I am moving next weekend! On that same Saturday, it’ll be my first craft show with my sister! more stress than excitement though because I haven’t made anything! I hope things go well.? :D
This morning I got an update on my fabric printing. Hopefully I receive it by end of May since printing is actually not done yet and it is being ship from China. Super excited!

Hmong green chiffon kimono

Hmong little girl pink dress (1)

Hmong little girl pink dress (2)

Hmong little girl pink dress (3)

hmong purple fabric

 

Short shorts!

April 22, 2014

I had a hard time figuring out what to do with the high neckline top I was working on. I sat around for a long time just killing time online then I remembered I needed shorts for the summer. I am super glad the shorts turned out great and it fits like a glove. I also tried to make a skirt for my niece, but realized the width of the fabric was shorter than expected. I also reattempted the upcycle tanktop dress in pink and the Hmong scarf. I really like the dress and will probably make myself one.hmong print purple shorts

pink black hmong lace dress

Collection Update

October 31, 2013

I hate to say, but I haven’t been productive with my collection. My sister and I signed a lease recently and we’ve been trying to settle in. We’ve been doing lots of shopping almost ery Day! and I’m sick siCK SICK of shopping. Every year, I don’t do much Christmas shopping; I just buy everyone gift cards so this year I wanted to start of my Christmas shopping early so that people actually get gifts and not just gift cards, but it’s definitely not going to happen anymore. Just the thought of going to the store makes me feel grumpy. I’m awfully disappointed at myself for not being done with this collection already. This whole month, I was only able to make the dresses below. And! it’s not even 100% completed. I don’t know, but I think I just need a real vacation.

Happy Halloween!

Hmong print black pleated dress

Hmong print black pleated dress


Hmong pink printed pleated dress

Hmong pink printed pleated dress

Btw, I have envisioned the pink dress for a long time and finally made it. It’s not exactly what I envisioned because of course it’s sooo hard to find the exact things and colors I want, but this will do. I’d like the fringe belt to be 2 inches longer, the coins to be more closely together, the trim to be a different color, and the skirt to be opaque; but this is the best I can do with limited resources. I think it’s cute :D

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

09.24.2012

September 24, 2012

I ordered some fabrics yesterday to start on my collection. I can’t wait to receive it. I found the fabric at Walmart but their service is so horrible that I’d rather order it online and pay $1 more per yard. This fabric, if not the exact, reminds me of a blouse belonged to my mom.

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Below is an outfit I finished over the weekend.

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