Sunday, October 28, 2012


Sorry I've been M.I.A for a couple of weeks.  It was midterms at my school and I had to haul ass and rearrange some things.  I have basic design foundation classes and so far (they're not very challenging) granted that I have already taken these before at my old school before I transferred here.  Can I just say that the color wheel is the BANE OF MY EXISTENCE?!  Anyway, I finally had some time to  blog :)  I really missed blogging, even though I was only gone for a little while.  It's starting to get all rainy and typhoony (yes, I made those words up,)  it's a blessing and a curse.

I recently got referred to some people looking for designers and they asked to see samples :)  Of course I was excited and their style is up my alley.  Wearable, street chic fashion is what they're all about.  They're new players to the market and I can't wait to see them emerge and offer Fashion with a Korean flavor to the Philippines.

I've been sketching like crazy and just whipped something up for my clients.  I decided to make something sexy but demure at the same time.  I thought something simple like a strapless mini dress.  Not the skanky kind you see people at clubs wear and they end up looking like Vienna Sausages.  I was thinking something Taylor Swift would wear and write breakup songs in for 10 tracks in an upcoming album.  I digress, here are the pictures :)

I chose these two textiles because I love the texture and pattern.  If you read further, you'll see  that the navy fabric is woven into a houndstooth pattern as well.  It's really gorgeous and really thick.  I like to think that if Zooey Deschanel wanted to be a hipster Batman, she'd wear this dress with black tights and booties and a cape with a mask.  Quirkiness is charming.  Being charming >Slutty

The bustier was the most difficult to sew.  Drafting the pattern was pretty simple, but constructing it and putting in the boning was really time consuming.  I'm really happy the way it turned out though.  It took me about 5 hours from start to finish.  I would work in 2 hour increments and rest in between.

That's not puckering, my iron broke -__-  I chose to do a gathered a-line skirt because I like the silhouette.  Think of the prom dress Andy made in "Pretty in Pink" BEFORE she ruined it.  I always tend to make the dress slightly larger in fear of it not fitting correctly even though I've trued the pattern numerous times, I just get so paranoid hahaha.

 Close Up of the material.  I bought the last bolts of this houndstooth and It was only about 1 to 2 USD for 5 yards.
One thing I love about fashion is Texture.  It looks so comfy and safe you know?

I used a plaid lining fabric.  I love cute linings.  It may sound weird because you never see it anyway, but It's the fabric closest to you and you don't notice it.  It makes sure you're comfortable and at ease and doesn't expect anything in return.  Think of it as Ji hoo from Boys Over Flowers and the outer fabric as Gu Jun Pyo.  Sorry I got all cheesy hahaha.  I almost forgot, I used a 10 inch zipper.  I used a normal one because Invisible ones are really annoying to put on with out the invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine.
 My preliminary sketches.  I couldn't find a black to match the houndstooth so the navy was the next best thing.  My friend saw the sketch and said the girl with black hair looked like Lupin the III.  I agree.
The post-it notes were suggestions I wrote down so next time, the dresses would be perfect.  I need to use more fun colors.  I always default to muted or subtle colors out of habit.  You know what they say, branch out :).
I'm planing to create more separates.  What do you guys think?  Hopefully, when time permits, I can have an actual person TRY on my clothes for the camera :)  Got any suggestions, comments, passive aggressive ramblings to throw my way? Feel free to leave them in the comment box and I'll respond as soon as I can :)  


  1. That dress is so pretty, and your sketch model. Shoulders. Like that is all. Cute sketch too though, the other dress looks neat.

    1. thanks David! I was planning on making the other dress, but I need to make something more colorful hahaha. My client wanted something more colorful, but her likes the silhouettes :0