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Our DIY Projects Style Principles

We love to create fashionable garments, accessories, and gifts while adapting more environmentally conscious lifestyle.

DIY Whenever Possible

From designing, upcycling, dyeing, to sewing and embellishing (sometimes glueing), we love to be creative.

Shop Local or Secondhand

When it’s time to invest on statement pieces that are hard to make ourselves, we purchase them from local designers or secondhand shops.

Be mindful of materials

We love to “rescue” fabric / paper remnants and use them optimally, as well as minimize water use for dyeing.

Get inspired by our most popular DIY Project articles:

7 Tips for DIY Shibori Dyeing Your Shirt, Square Accordion Fold Style

Summer DIY project: giving an old white shirt a new life via DIY shibori dyeing project. This time, I used itajime style (square accordion folding technique), and I learned some things I’d like to share! Photos by Mira Musank and Christian Hadidjaja.

DIY Square on a Tee

A refashioning project that’s long overdue. It’s good to see DIY Square on a Tee alive and rocking! It’s a simple use of a pretty fabric sample I got from Fabmo.

Make It Pretty: DIY Lace Appliques on a Blouse

Beautifying a hardly worn silk blouse by hand stitching lace appliques (cut out of lace remnants) on it, inspired by a pink dress shirt Carrie Brownstein wore on recent “Late Night” TV appearance.

DIY Dress Extension: a Fix for a Too-Short LBD

Fixing a cute little black dress that’s borderline too short with a DIY dress extension made out of black georgette fabric and attached with hook and eye loop cotton tape.

DIY Refashion Waist Corset Belt with Interchangeable Fabrics

Refashioning a cage-like wide belt into a DIY waist corset belt, complete with tied-up detail and interchangeable fabric options. My go-to fashion statement for J-Pop Summit Festival 2014.

High-Low Circle Skirt Dress Sewing Project

My first DIY dress ever! It was a rather impulsive decision, and the execution was muddled with detours. It took me 20 hours from sketching to finished garment, but the end result (and learning experience) was SUPER worth it!

A Neckline Fix to Keep the Girls In

The next DIY project catch-ups during this holiday season was fixing this maxi wrap dress, a Sarah Parrott (from Fashion Star Season 1) maxi dress that I bought at H&M. It's a great versatile maxi dress with a mesh racer back details that I love, yet there were two...

Wedding DIY Birdcage Veil with Flowers

For my second wedding celebration to the same man, my beloved Chris, I want to add a personal touch to my bridal attire. I decided to make this DIY birdcage veil with flowers, which turns out to be a fun DIY project that gives the perfect finishing touch to my wedding outfit.

DIY Scarf Top with Kimono Sleeves

This is perhaps the tipping point for my love of DIY projects. Making simple kaftan scarf top with kimono sleeves from an old H&M scarf was such a fun experience. I couldn’t believe I almost throw this barely-used scarf away; it has such a pretty flower print and colors!

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“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
- Maya Angelou

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