• DIY: Skull Necklaces

    June 10, 2015

    Co-worker’s DIY Necklace (The Original) Once upon a time, my coworker made this awesome layered skull necklace. She wore it to work a couple of times and made a number of colleagues (myself included) extremely covetous of it. A while back, I asked her if she could show me where to buy the materials and…

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  • DIY: Marlborough Bra in Black/Silver/Lilac

    June 6, 2015

    Here’s a quick weekend update with my latest bra project: a Marlborough Bra in Black and Silver Lace with Lilac accents. For this particular Marlborough, I adjusted the style lines of the cup. I eliminated the power bar and created a horizontal cup seam with split lower cups. What do you think of this adjustment?…

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  • Tailor Made Shop Launch & Giveaway

    June 2, 2015

    One of my biggest dreams in life is to become rich enough to buy all the fabric stores in the world and fill them with cats and roll around in them all day. Short of that, I’ve decided to open an online fabric shop! Tailor Made Shop is a curation of fabrics, notions, or trims that…

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  • Why Bra-Making?

    May 28, 2015

    Recently, I can’t help but notice that there is a flurry of interest in sewing bras. My curiosity is piqued, so I am posing a question to you all: why bra-making? Watson Bra in Cream Silk & Embroidered Lace  Sewaholic: First and foremost, I was inspired to take a bra-making class after reading Tasia’s write-up of Johanne Brousseau’s…

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  • DIY: Mallori Lane in Black and Silver

    May 25, 2015

    Announcement: I took a long hiatus from my blog, because I was no longer sure about the content I was generating. It took a while, but I think I now know what direction I want to take this blog. In the coming weeks, you will definitely see a marked shift from a fashion blog to one focusing…

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  • DIY: Black Lace Marlborough II

    October 30, 2014

    So this is my third Marlborough Bra. After seeing the one I made for my coworker, the boss lady requested one in the same black lace with purple accents. I decided to try something new with this one and cut the band with the lace scallop edge on the bottom. I think the band looks…

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  • DIY: Black Lace Marlborough Bra

    October 22, 2014

    As mentioned in this post, I will be making a lot of Marlborough Bras in the coming weeks. This one is a belated birthday gift for my co-worker. Her favorite color is purple so I dyed the elastics in that color to use as a pop of color against the black lace. Sizing: I cut…

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  • DIY: Plum Marlborough Bra

    October 17, 2014

    Confession: This is actually the third bra that I’ve made. The first two will probably never see the light of day on the Internet because the sewing is pretty embarrassing. With that said, I present you the Marlborough Bra in plum. The Marlborough Bra is designed and drafted by Norma of Orange Lingerie (a custom bra…

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  • Hiatus Update and Bra Making!

    September 24, 2014

    View from Westham Island Bridge during sunrise. Almost like a watercolor painting. Firstly, I apologize for the lack of posts in the past two months. I disappeared into my workload for both work and school this summer and neglected to update regularly. (Fortunately, my summer attire is pretty uninteresting…I primarily live in soft tees and…

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  • Complete: Peter Pan Collar Chambray Dress

    February 16, 2014

    My first complete sewing project for the year is this peter pan collar chambray number for a friend. I find sewing for others to be a good exercise in fit. Everyone’s build is different and it challenges me to try new fitting techniques. In addition, it’s fun to create a garment that is unique to…

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