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Floral Kimono

Last summer I wanted to make myself a kimono but instead I made one for my daughter since I didn't have enough floral fabric. The fabric I used was soft and thin great for spring/summer in AZ. I really wanted the hem to have a beautiful finish lucky for me I found this delicate lace trim that was a match in heaven with the floral fabric.


I think adding the lace to the hem of the kimono gave it a romantic feel. I absolutely loved it and wished it was mine instead lol. For the pattern I took down my daughter's measurements chest, waist, neck, and desired arm length. The pattern ended up being a dolman front and back. Pretty basic and simple to cut and sew. I laid the fabric on the fold so no seams at the shoulder only on the sides. The neck was sewn with bias binding tape. The sleeves and front opening were hemmed 1/4". 

Here's the final product, kimonos are a fun way to jazz up your wardrobe. Just add a simple tank and shorts underneath, let the kimono take your outfi…

Minnie Mouse Inspired Outfit

For our daughter's birthday we took her to the happiest place on earth!! Yes, you guessed right! Disneyland, it was her very first time! I really wanted to make her a special outfit. I didn't want the traditional princess dress, I wanted to be comfy yet stylish. I remembered I had the perfect white polka dot on red it reminded me of Minnie Mouse's classic outfit. I figured I'd paired it with this tiny black polka dots on white sheer fabric.


Since the weather would be warm I figured an off the shoulder crop top would be perfect. I had purchased the Coachella shorts PDF pattern from Striped and Swallow a while ago and I thought this be the perfect match with the crop top. I had been wanting to work with pom pom trim so I added them to the shorts and they made it look fun. The outfit didn't take long to cut and sew it was very straight forward. I definitely want to make more Coachella shorts using different fabric combos. My daughter really liked it but felt shy show…

Red Lace Dress

It's prom season!! Which means I worked on a prom dress. Truth be told  I was a bit nervous about taking on this dress, considering my last custom design was 2 years ago! Not to forget, I now have a little toddler who requires all my attention. The thing about prom dresses or any custom design is they require more work, attention to detail, and you just never know what else gets thrown your way. With lot's of excitement I decided to take it on.


I met with my client, asked her a few questions prior to the meeting and based on her answers I sketched several options. Two of the main features included a keyhole on the back and for it to be a deep red fabric.


She decided to go with the sketch above, which was a mermaid silhouette, sweetheart neckline, lace overlay as a halter top, and a keyhole on the back. We talked about different fabric options, she decided to go with a beautiful red gupiere lace and red peachskin. She was excited to see the dress come to life! I took down her …

Señorita Dress

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!! Today I'll be sharing a special dress I made last year for my shop. It was inspired by my Mexican roots and an often worn accessory the sarape. This is by far my favorite design! I instantly fell in love with the fabric from the moment I laid eyes on it. The fabric was so festive and bright it made me feel happy inside.

When designing the Señorita dress I wanted to do a lot of fabric manipulation. For the Bodice I played with directional lines, creating a chevron effect. I think matching the lines right was crucial otherwise it would have looked so wrong. When cutting out the pieces I had to cut one piece first and do line matching making sure they would be mirrored. It was time consuming but well worth taking my time. The bodice was fully lined with a light blue lining.
I knew I wanted a showstopper for the back, I went for a back cut out. As you can tell by now I love having fun back details on my designs. For the back I had mirrored vertical lin…