Wednesday, January 28, 2015

60's Mamma Jamma

Hello again everyone! Hope all is well and grand! I'm here to present to you a new garment I made. Lately I've been gravitating towards a more 60's look nothing too loud and vibrant and especially towards the long maxi dresses with fun sleeves. So I took a trip down to Mood and picked out a lovely silk fabric.

This is the pattern I choose, I loved pattern A but I didn't like the openness and the ribbons on the front so I just switched out that bodice with the the bodice from B. Now I've never worked with a silk fabric before and it was actually pretty difficult but I have to say it was worth it.

one large cup of coffee and staying up for 24 hours came this magical wonderful result.

It came out so beautiful and I'm still in awe that I made this! This dress flows so beautifully and is so soft and stunning! I decided to name her Barb and she is an daytime nighttime dress. Wear out with your friends on a beach/shopping day or wear it out on a date this dress will surely attract the right kind of attention!

This dress makes me want to dance, which I did during this photo shoot. :) I love love love my newest creation and shopping at Mood has broaden my fabric horizons!

Ja ne everyone!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Colorful Pinafore's

Happy 2015 everyone! It's been a while, I've been so busy with work school and making more garments to show you all. Lately I've been making skirts because I can make them with less time and ease and you can never have enough different style of skirts. Now the skirts I'm attracted to are the full skirts just because I love to twirl around and dance in them and I found an awesome pattern that I had to have.

This is a lovely pinafore skirt and I absolutely had to have this amazing pattern so I snatched it up real quick. With a trip to the Long Beach Depot of Creative Reuse and Mood fabrics I made two lovely skirts with two fun personalities. 

This is fabric I got from mood and is a plaid wool blend and is very warm has a nice poof even without the canvas underskirt I was wearing at the time. This skirt requires a simple top but can have some fun accessories but I choose to keep it simple to show off the skirt.

And did I mention these skirts had pockets! I'm a sucker for a skirt with pockets because I really don't like carrying around a purse because I'm the forgetful type and I don't like it weighing me down.

My camera tilted at this shot haha.

Now the next skirt I created was using fabric I bought from my friends shop Long Beach Depot of Creative Reuse and they carry a lot of knick knacks and items people usually throw out, its an artists heaven.

The fabric I'm not sure but it is very thick and heavy but not as warm as the skirt above.

These skirts were so fun to make and I can't wait to make more to sell to you all :) So keep your eyes peeled.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Floral Dreams

Hello everyone! it has been a while since I last posted a creation of mine but it has been a long and crazy year. So I'm going to jump right in and say I've decided to use Mood fabrics as my main source of fabric nothing against Joanns it is just Mood offers a wider range of good high quality fabric so I've been making more fabric purchases from them.

Now over the year I have been sewing but just small pieces like skirts and pants for myself but haven't been making bigger pieces like dresses and whole outfits just for financial reasons but in this post I'll be sharing a dress and a skirt that I made so I hope you enjoy.

So I present to you Kendra!

So I made this dress using fabric from Mood and it is I believe 100% polyester and I used a vintage pattern I got from etsy.

This is the pattern I used and is from the 1940's it's a simple pattern but you can do so much with it and I really love it.

Kendra is a dress for the woman on the go, lunch with friends, going out on the town on a beautiful sunny day, shopping etc. It's a nice print that isn't too overwhelming on the eyes and I really love how she came out.

Next is a circle skirt I made using fabric I got from my friends shop. I'm not sure what the fabric type is but it feels pretty sturdy though it wrinkles easily. I used/drafted a circle skirt using an old vintage pattern and eyeing it to make it fit me.

The print is berries and leaves and is great for the holiday season.

I am so happy about how these garments came out and the photos as well and it feels wonderful to be able to share my creations again and I have a few lined up so hopefully I can share them with you soon.

Photos/Makeup: Done by my friend Janelle so a big wonderful thanks to her!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rayon Checkers and Stripes

Hello again everyone! It is that time to share another creation with you, lately it has been hard to find good fabric at Joanns because I'm just so picky and I never have the funds for mood so I tried my hand at looking for fabric on etsy and I was not disappointed. I choose 5 yards of a rayon fabric that had a great vintage look to it.

This was the pattern I used, style A. However the way I situated the print with the pattern made it so that I couldn't make the skirt portion of the dress so I improvised and used a skirt pattern that I could use with the little left over fabric I had. While the outcome was not a full skirt look I still love the way the dress came out. Now let me introduce Estella!

I absolutely love this print,it is so beautiful but not overwhelming to the eyes. This dress is pretty versatile, it can be worn out with friends and can be dressed up for night as well.

With this close up you'll notice that besides the stripes and dots there is a checkered background which is a lovely detail and surprise.

I hope you guys enjoyed and I can't wait to share another creation with you soon.

Ja ne everyone! :)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cigarette Pants and the Atomic Bag

Hello everyone! Hope all is well especially after the earthquakes we've been having lately. I'm here to share another separates post because as summer draws closer I want to be able to mix and match my pieces.

This is the pattern I used, this pattern I have been searching for, for over a year now. I found a listing for it but the seller was just asking way too much and on a whim about a month ago I searched around again and I found another seller selling it for much cheaper and of course I snatched it up. I love these pants as well as the top but I mainly fell in love with the pants because I love high waisted pants and they are just so slim and sleek. I was only able to make the pants not the top since money has been tight.

And here are the pants, I used a cotton stripped denim I got on sale at Joann's. It is very softly and slightly sheer but not sheer enough to where it is inappropriate. I paired it with a sleeveless white turtle neck, a vintage head scarf as well as atomic lunch bag turned into purse that I'll shall shortly.

This is the atomic bag I purchased, it was actually a lunch bag but I decided it would get a better use if I turned it into a purse and it actually holds a lot I just have to be delicate with it.

Here is a better shot of it.


I plan on making more of these because these pants really show off my figure and it doesn't hurt that the day was very beautiful but very windy which my mom did not enjoy since the vintage dress we were taking pictures of was blowing every which way.

This is the vintage dress my mom was modeling. She is an avid vintage dress collector and we've been taking more and more pictures of her in these dresses so we can share them, in the future I plan on compiling them into a master post I hope to share with you all soon. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post :)

Ja ne everyone!

Friday, March 21, 2014


Hello everyone hope you all are enjoying spring, I know I am. Though I must say I'm still wearing a lot of fall colors I just can't help it I gravitate towards darker colors and hues. Recently I've been buying a lot of patterns that are separates instead of dress patterns because I want to be able to mix and match my creations. While looking around on etsy I found this beautiful skirt pattern that I just had to have.

This is the pattern and I just fell in love so of course I bought though it was a very large pattern so I ended up having to shorten in when I transferred it to fabric. The type of fabric I used was a linen blend so it drapes very well though I'd watch out for windy days.

This is my lovely circle skirt, I shopped around Joanns for two hours and still ended up picking a dark color but I really love this color brown. I paired it with some vintage boots I received, some brown tights and a sleeveless turtle neck with minimal accessories. I really love this entire outfit and the scarf is also vintage. This can be a fun flirty outfit that can even be worn to a laid back job.

I really had fun creating this skirt because it's something simple to make and you can make a ton with different designs on it like on the pattern shown.

I'm hoping to make more of these skirts in the future, I hope you enjoyed.

Ja ne everyone!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

White Stripes

Hello again everyone! Hope those in socal enjoyed the well needed rain.

I'm here to introduce another dress to you and it's sooner than you all probably expected though I did make this dress a couple of months back I got a chance to be able to have a photo shoot so I could share this with you. The pattern I used was something I just stumbled across on esty and I fell in love.

This is the pattern and I believe it's from the late 50's early 60's and I just loved the block pattern for the top and bottom of the dress for dress A and I loved the scallops for B.

I planned to make custom orders for this dress but money has been tight as of late however if any readers would like to discuss getting this dress made for them just drop me a line.

Now I would like to introduce Carrie.

I loved the colors used for dress A so much I recreated it, and it's amazing! I used Linen for the white portion which gives it a little weight though the down side is the wrinkles.

So Carrie is more of a spring into summer kind of dress, you'd wear her out on a nice day, to the beach, park etc. I really do love this dress and she was fun to make and if you'd like to have this dress custom made for you just drop me a line. :) I hope to bring you more creations soon I hope you enjoyed.

Ja ne everyone!