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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

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04.21.14

April 21, 2014

Just some updates and photos…

I was way overdue to make my sister in law a tea length skirt. Last week I finally made her one! This skirt is also posted on my etsy shop for ordering.

Hmong green silver floral skirt

I received my cotton fabric I purchased from spoonflower.com over the weekend. I haven’t really thought much about what to make. I made a high neck scoop top because I like it high. I have no clue what kind of bottom to add onto the top.

purple hmong top

 

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 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

3 down, more to go

September 23, 2013

Technically it’s 5 down and more to go because I am including the top and maxi skirt currently on sale on my shop as part of this collection.

These are sample garments so of course I ran into some issues. For example the fabric I choose for the jacket lining was a no go. I wanted it to be thick and used cotton, and it was just a super wrong decision. It turned out too stiff, which is okay, but the fabrics stick or cling to each other and create wrinkles. I will use real lining fabric next time to avoid the clinginess.

The green babydoll top was supposed to be a peplum top, but of course I rushed it and didn’t realize the top portion was too short. I still like the outcome though because it’s great for days when you just want to eat forever. I didn’t trash this top because it’s also great as a pregnancy top and I know two special girls that will be very pregnant during the Hmong New Years.

Red Beige Black Hmong long sleeve jacket

Red Beige Black Hmong long sleeve jacket

Green Hmong babydoll top

Green Hmong babydoll top

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

 

 

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.