Category Archives: Sewing and Crocheting

The Good Deeds Dress | Sewing | New Clothes | Mend and Make New

Decided to make a dress for my nieces.

Came across the “Good Deeds Dress” and loved the design.

However, I found it rather complicated and unclear how to add a lining.

So I decided to do a tutorial on how to do it.

scroll down or click “continue reading” for how to do it.

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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Diner en Blanc | The Final Dress | Mend and Make New

Ta dah..

I am so proud of this design, the rouch is what I wanted the dress to look like.

However the “butterfly”neck line was me trying to salvage a badly freestyle cut neck line.

But thank God that it ended up the PERFECT neckline for the evening.

Since I also made butterflies to identify as a person who is a floater.

See the origami butterfly in my hair? 😛

This is the MOST comfortable fancy dress! The Roche adds quite a bit of space for sitting and eating 😉

The Final dress. Haha.. I am one of the few photographers who LOVES to be in front of the camera;) Thank you so much Cheryl from Finestone Photography for taking this photo for me:)

Check out the Work In Progress 😀

The best thing about the dress is the pocket I added on the left hand side of me:D

Would you like me to do a tutorial on how to add a hidden pocket in your dresses?

Diner en Blanc | Work In Progress | Mend and Make New

Last week I went to an awesome creative women retreat. As part of the Friday dinner we had a Diner en Blanc where we get to decorate our table and dress up in all white!

Ha ha.. They mention the re-use of wedding dresses.. Only thing was my wedding dress is NOT blue:P So I had 1 week left and decided to bite the bullet and make my own out of calico and a scrap piece of shimmery white material I got for free:D

The dress I uploaded on Facebook Thursday at 6:30 pm
People thought that it was beautiful! Little did they know it’s not my style.. not yet.
It was just a blank canvas;)

 

I took some photos along the design and sewing process below if you are interested, click  “Continue reading “.

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Doona Fix | Sewing | Mend and Make New

So.. I woke up earlier then usual on this faithful Friday morning.

I noticed how ripped our doona was after a month of neglect.

In hindsight, I wished I fixed it when it was just a tiny little hole instead of this ripper which was ripped at several places.

It took me 1/2 a day to fix it and below is the fix 😀

The finished product. I could have used a same colour thread but i like the idea of show casing the fix as an arty element
The finished product. I could have used a same colour thread but i like the idea of show casing the fix as an arty element

Scroll down or click “Continue reading ” to see what I did to fix it

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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Convertible Crocheted Gloves | Crochet | DIY

I find it hard to use anything with gloves on.

So I decided to come with my own design where you can keep your fingers warm  but also have the ability to use your fingers and keeping your hand warm and if you are not using your thumb, it can stay warm;)

Hubby reckons it’s perfect for cyclist as he uses it to keep his fingers warm during his commute to work in the cold winter months.

If you’ll like one, I can make one to order in any colour you like:)

050716 crocheted gloves_

Enjoy,
Grace-yi