DIY | My Sister’s Prom dress

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Never had I imagined sewing anything substantial for my sister, much less her once-in-a-lifetime prom dress, from scratch. She wanted to have a dress that stood out from the typical long dull dresses, and I wanted a challenge – thus the collaboration was formed. While this is is a long overdue post, I still wanted to put this dress (and my sis’s fantastic modelling, albeit much grumbling) up on the ol’ blog to commemorate the 1 month I spent slogging on this deceivingly simple dress.

The original plan was to use a stiff  neoprene for the skirt to give it a fun, bouncy shape, but I couldn’t find any neoprene of suitable colour and shine. After countless of fabric stores, my sister and I finally laid our eyes on this immensely BRIGHT coral pink satin and immediately fell in love with it, and hence decided to instead iron on a thick interfacing to give it the same feel as neoprene.

The dress has a halter neck (button hole closure), a mini corset-style low back, and a loud triangl bikini-esque skirt. The grey mesh overlaps in the front and loops all the way back to the corset closure, giving way to a small cutout in the front. Oh, there’s also a built-in bra.

All in all, I must say that I’m pretty happy with the finished product, and I’m pretty sure my sister is too. Regrettably, there isn’t a tutorial for this as documenting the process and sewing simultaneously would take too damn long. However, I tried to make up for it with more photos, so – enjoy!

Read on!

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DIY| Easy Minimalist Culottes

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Culottes are definitely the one thing I never expected to reappear in the fashion scene, but I am unquestionably enjoying their revival. Regardless whether this flowy silhouette is going to be a short-lived one, I plan on making full use of its comfort and effortlessly chic vibe.

Instead of paying over $30 for a pair of these classic black culottes, here’s how I made my own with less than $10 and two hours, max.

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DIY|Mesh Panel Drawstring Bag

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I’ve been lusting over the drawstring bags from Cotton On (these) for the longest time and if not for the fact that EVERYBODY has it, I would have bought one ages ago. Inspired by the recent boom of the sports luxe trend, I decided to add a twist to the conventional drawstring bag by adding some sporty-looking mesh panels.

On to the tutorial!