Fashion DIY

Do It Yourself: Glam It Up!

Something that I enjoy doing is giving something old a second life. Now that the weather is changing (rainy in some regions and snowy in others), the first piece we reach for in the morning is a sweater. This isn’t necessarily bad, since I personally take every chance I get to wear a cute sweater. I found this camel sweater while decluttering my closet and decided to give it a makeover. The best thing of this transformation is that you …

Design & Style

Summer Meets Fall

For some people summer is just a season. For me, summer means joy, an ocean as blue as the sky above it. It means adventures and a lot of fun at the beach. Summer is my home. Living on an island where the summer never fades makes me a total stranger to other seasons, like autumn. Now that we are in September, fashion is transitioning into the fall–winter season. Every fashionista lucky enough …

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Pretty In Pink Part II

Pretty In Pink Part II The design turned out amazing, and just how I imagined. The construction went smoothly. I started the whole process by draping the dress on my dress form. My main focus was the princess darts, they had to be perfectly draped. Once the pattern was finished, it was time to cut all the fabric pieces. The center front piece was cut on fold and the rest of …

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Pretty in Pink Part I

Pretty in Pink Part I Did you know that my favorite color is pink? Curious right? Well, I simply love that color! Pink makes me feel chic and super girly. For some reason, people think that pink is a beautifulyet overrated color. Pink’s overuse as of late has made it a littleout of date. Some …

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Tuscany Dream Part II

Tuscany Dream Part II Having the right amount of fabric is practically a blessing for all designers. For this design I had just what I needed. It all started with the cutest and most beautiful cotton poplin fabric with flowers all over it. I made the pattern on my new professional dress form using styling tape. Once the pattern was done, I cut all …

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Tuscany Dream

Tuscany Dream Part I As you may know, my most recent post regaled you with the tale of my dog Tristan eating an important part of the lilac dress. Fortunately, I can say that this did not happen again, lol. This time I wanted to make a better design that would be in the realm of sophisticated chic. As I was walking with …

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Lilac: After The Attack

Lilac: After The Attack You may have noticed that there was no follow up post to the Lilac: My Spring Color, but there is a good reason for it. Things don’t always go the way we want them… sometimes it’s our fault, sometimes it’s an act of God, and sometimes… your 100+lbs Rottweiler decides to …

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Lilac: My Spring Color Part I

Lilac: My Spring Color Part I Lilac, for a lot of people it is just a word. While some use it as a color, others use it to mean a flower, it should definitely be a synonym for beauty. Lilac is a reminder of what Mother Nature can produce, like rolling hills of lavender. However, when I recently thought of lilac, I …

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Flower Bliss Part II

Flower Bliss Part II This week brought on a challenge that plagues designers all the time—working with limited material. I only had half a yard of the beautiful printed flowery fabric, so I started analyzing the right way to cut the patterns. You see, half a yard isn’t that much fabric, so I couldn’t afford to make any mistakes or waste any material. This meant every cut had to be …

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Flower Bliss Part I

Flower Bliss Part I Spring is here and flowers are in bloom! As some of you may know, I just simply LOVE flowers. Big ones, small ones, alluring ones, and even the stinky ones. Flowers, being delicate and sophisticated, represent everything I admire. The best thingis that I am not alone, as my mom and aunts also share this passion for flowers. Growing up, I remember always having abouquet …