Tag Archives: DIY

DIY Project Convertible Fabric Clutch

Convertible Clutch

Clutches are all the rage nowadays, and it’s hard to see fashionable gals without a clutch or two in her possession. The thing is, it’s actually pretty easy and fun to make one yourself! Quite a while back, I made this convertible fabric clutch using instructions found on page 63 of Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader’s [...]

Versatile Sleeveless Blazer

Sleeveless Blazer

Let me just quickly share how versatile a piece of sleeveless blazer can be. I certainly did not expect it, but now I have three long sleeveless blazers that work in heavy-duty rotation every so often since late August. Of course, this item’s hike to popularity has been in public’s eye since late spring / [...]

DIY for Spring 2011

It’s truly nice to see beautiful DIY sites while surfing around the internet. Wonderful blogs offering creative, fun, and addicting projects are always welcomed in my book. Thank you Elle Apparel and Say Yes! to hoboken ! What I love most about Elle Apparel is that her skirts DIY tutorials are very thorough and detailed, the pictures are [...]

DIY – Transitional Piece 3: One-LongSleeve Shirt from Tomoko Nakamichi’s Pattern Magic Vol. 3

Pattern Magic One Sleeve Top

When I first saw this reconstructed long-sleeve shirt project on Tomoko Nakamichi Pattern Magic Vol. 3, I thought I can bring new life to that ill-fitting grey long-sleeve shirt that I almost gave away to Goodwill. So I dug it out from my charity pile and a week later, this casual piece is born. Out [...]

DIY – Transitional Piece 2: Tie-in Sweater

Tie-in Sweater Kakkoii Couture Remake

I love wearing ties. When I wear a tie normally, it gives a special edge of confidence and invincibility that stay with me throughout the day. I love it. But when Koko Yamase suggests this alternate way of wearing a tie, I was excited. There’s some playful yet stylish vibe coming off from this sweater. You [...]