Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Fabulous Fashionistas

My daughter asked me to watch this fabulous documentary.
 I always think that I have to live the life until I die.  
This documentary manifest it. Therefore, I'd like to share this 
documentary to women to be inspired. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The brides maid's dress

I made these three beautiful brides maid's dresses. I tried 
to emphasise each dress to individual brides maid's body shape and style. 
After all everybody liked the dresses and were happy at 
Tahlia and Will's wedding day. I was happy to make them happy.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Shorts from black & white mood

I was really inspired by Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 RTW
black & white collection, which is bold and simple. 

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

A muse of the month - Loafers

Christian Louboutin leopard loafers

History of Loafers - it's originally inspired by American Mocassins
 and Norwegian shoemaker introduced his first design around 1908. 
The Norwegians began selling to the rest of Europe and America. It 
first advertised in the American Esquire magazine and some photographs 
featured of Norwegian farmers in a cattle loafing area. The Spaulding
family in New Hampshire started making shoes based on this design in 
the early 1930s, naming them "loafers".

Gucci loafers

Italian designer Gucci in 1966 made the further step of adding a metal
strap across the front in the shape of horse's snaffle a bit. 

Valentino loafers

London based a bespoke shoe company Matthew
Wildsmith & Co of Duke St was established in the 1800s
who developed a penny loafers as a country house shoe for the landed 
gentry and the royal family. Their 'Wildsmith Loafer' was designed
for George VI as a casual house shoe. The shoe has subsequently nick 
named 'the Harrow' and sold other London shoe companies.

Valentino loafers

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Bridesmaid's dress

Here is my daughter's friend lovely Tahlia, she is going
have a wedding this March. I was asked to make the dresses for
 her three bridesmaids. So I made this trial lace dress for her and
 the dress inspired by Valentino Resort 2013 collection.
 She liked the dress and I'm happy for that.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Silk Crepe Tailored Pants

I have been looking for nice tailored pants and I found
that's very difficult to find the right one. Maybe I'm 
being too fussy, anyway I decided to make the one.
 I basically used McCall pattern M6403 but I extended 
back and front crotch length to make it to have loose 
appearance. It comes up very comfortable to wear and 
very happy with it. 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A wonderful new year - Summer Silk Top

I have been spoiled during this Christmas. I should thanks for
my lovely husband and daughter. First thing I did on Boxing Day, of
course went to Tessuti Sale. I bought 6 different silks: black, white,
biege, floral, graphic...etc. I just realised that how pleasure to sew with
 a quality fabric. Those two tops are my first products of this new year. 

Wishing you have a wonderful year in 2013!!!