Category Archives: Sewing

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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Air Pruning Bags | Home DIY | Home Grown

I always endeavor to learn and improve the way I do gardening. This is my latest thing:P Air pruning bags

Finished mini air prune bag housing the store bought re-grown gai lan
Finished mini air prune bag housing the store bought re-grown gai lan

scroll down or click “continue reading”for more photos:) I will be doing a tutorial when I can! So do check back:)

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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Mulan | Costume Design| Re-Use | Op Shop Finds

We had to dress up as a character from any book, film or tv series.

We decided with Mulan and Li Shang as hubby and I are both familiar with it and it was a good dress up for couples.

Hubby and I all dressed up ready for the party
Hubby and I all dressed up ready for the party

I got most of the materials from the op shop such as scarves and red silky fabric, the silky maid of honour bathrobe and borrowed the necklace and blue scarf from mum. I had to do a bit of sewing to make it look more like the Mulan from the match maker scene.

For hubby’s out fit, I used scarves to make the grey and black body piece on top of his green shirt and an old bed sheet from the op shop for the cape. I  made the cape by measuring from his neck to his ankle for the height and then I measured him horizontally from his left  biceps to the right.

A HUGE thank you to Sam and Laney for helping us with hair and make up:D

Enjoy,
Grace-yi