I guess gifting season starts earlier for me this year! Happy to make and hand these little origami boxes filled with gifts to my dear friends 🎁🎁
Upcycling rescued upholstery fabrics to update my friend's pillowcases. Swipe to see the Before pics + closeups for each pillowcase. Machine sewed and hand stitched, including french seam finish. Very happy to see these gorgeous fabrics are put into good use and find a great home! 🎉🎉🎉
A while ago, he slipped and fell while biking, ripping parts of his long-sleeve wool knit tee. So I asked him to give it to me and not buy a new one. It wasn't easy to find a block of time to focus on mending this. . So a few days ago, I was able to dedicate several hours of darning. Now the holes are all patched up and the tee is ready for more biking actions! Not bad for my first darning project, right? Swipe for in-progress pics.
Happy birthday to my lovely @xeezen 🎉🎉🎉 A reserved, reliable person with a knack of cooking skills and unpredictable teases! 😘🤗❤️ . . This photo was taken by @hello_ruthie during @matt_ch3ws and @jekwando's wedding 💕💕 . . For those asking about my outfit #ootd Top: vintage Chanel bustier Skirt: custom design and made by @jesusromerofashion and myself Shawl: custom design and made myself Purse: vintage beaded purse
When I refashion a garment, I believe it's respectful to do the additional seam finishes in the same manner as the initial garment's. . . For this relatively quick project, I separated a jumpsuit to a top and bottom. Then I added some panels fix the pants' crotch and leg opening circumference. I finished everything either with french seam or double fold hem finishes, same like how the garment is initially made.
I have been away from social media for quite a while to focus on my textile study. This is one of the textile pieces I submitted for the final assignment, and it's my translation of a vintage purse. Swipe to see pics of the purse this piece is inspired by and the textile making process - sketching, copying, pattern making, sewing, stitching. As always, this textile is made with fabric and notion remnants rescued from other home sewists and designers! Next step: making a pillowcase using this textile piece, and make tassels to decorate its 4 corners!
I have no embroidery hoop stabilizer tool and my shoulders start to hurt. Enter the tabletop camera phone handle for the rescue. It works perfect for what I need! 👍👍👍
This is a part of my submission for a textile sketchbook homework. Made with two pieces of tracing papers stitched together, layered with cut up tea bag packaging papers, their used content, yellow gouache paint, and fine point marker...and punched holes. Not sure if I interpret my homework instructions correctly, but I sure love drinking tea! 😂
Fixing an Eddy Anemian @eddy.anemian for H&M jacket. I bought it (and its matching pants) years ago and wore it for a photoshoot, only to find my forearms slightly bruised due to poor blood circulation (the sleeves are a tad too small) and not being able to zip the jacket the whole way up. I want to be able to wear it more; it's still one of my favorite pieces after all these years and it's too fabulous to stay idle in my closet. . Jesus Romero @jesusromerofashion helped me adding additional strips to the shoulder seams (as well as sleeves, not pictured) and he remarked I'm probably one of the few who purchased this piece and do an alteration like this. It's not refashion per se, but the light gray/charcoal denim remnants and muslin remnant definitely bring a different feel, albeit subtly. The result is great, and I'm looking forward to wear it next time, hopefully soon!