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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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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I really like the crop top with a high waist pants, shorts, or skirt. I might recreate the full skirt to pair it with the top for a photoshoot. Or, maybe I should design a different crop top. We’ll see… I have to finish my orders first though. I AM moving soon. :D

Waiting Patiently

April 15, 2014

So I decided on my fabrics, but unfortunately, the website ran out of the knit fabric I wanted. I settled for cotton and the other knit, which is thicker and the ink doesn’t saturate as well. I made my order since April 1st and would like to receive them like NOW. In the meantime, I’ve been trying to get rid of my fabrics. I’m getting married! and will be moving at the end of May. I want to use up as much fabrics as possible to lighten my moving load. I love collecting fabrics and am kind of having a hard time using them because they are all so beautiful. All the “sample” items I will be making will be fairly cheap; probably half of the price I would charge for a made to order item. Below are the items I made in the past week/weekend.
The last photo is just a belt I made for myself because I threw away all my belts when I moved last time. The 2nd to the last photo is just a shawl my sister put on my dressform and I decided to put the belt on it.

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I received all of my sample fabrics and decided I only want to use 3 of the designs. The others did not turn out well. This Spring/Summer, my main goal is everyday basic wear; tops, skirts, and summer dresses. I would like to make shorts, but I feel like it is going to be too hard to have it custom fit, especially for those that are not sure how to measure themselves. I’m not sure if I will keep these designs though. For sure the skirt will be part of the collection, but probably not the dresses. The black floral dress is just something I made in between because I wanted to work on a different type of fabric.

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I often get requests for a Hmong inspired reception or wedding dress so I thought I should create a print I can use. Gold is my favorite color to go with white. I’m still debating on the prints below. I would love for it to be printed on chiffon, but I don’t think it’s possible.

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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

I am Ready!

September 13, 2013

Interesting news I heard today while driving to work. Today is Friday the 13th and there is a flight 666 going to HEL. I don’t consider myself to be superstitious, but I do question myself, would I book this flight? I don’t know!

Anyway, I am sooo ready to do another collection. I found the main fabric I want to use and am anxious to start. The fabric is of course the Hmong printed scarves. My concern is that the fabric is very very very delicate and the seams will come apart if the fabric is stretch or snag.

The other day I worked on a jacket and it looks like it should be okay if you don’t get into fight or wrestle in it. I will go ahead and proceed with my decision to use this fabric for my next collection.

Xweets Jacket with Hmong Print

Xweets Jacket with Hmong Print

 

This morning I was browsing the internet and found some really inspiring and cute items that I would love to buy.

Fair True African Print Peplum Skirt

Fair True African Print Peplum Skirt

Prabal Gurung Floral Print Top

Prabal Gurung Floral Print Top

Ruby Rocks Ikat Dress

Ruby Rocks Ikat Dress