Kid 2 celebrated her first birthday last week and of course we had to make to make her outfit for her big bash! We also made her Ate Talia’s tutu. I absolutely love making outfits for little girls (especially mine, haha)!
I wanted a whimsical gown inspired by our Dr. Seuss theme.
Vernon and I made something new for the Art to Wear (A2W) line! When Karrots of Live, Love, Lolz podcast requested for a camo skirt, instead of buying camo fabric, Vernon and I decided to make our own print.
Remember the crochet items I made last summer? I’m still making, selling and wearing them even if it’s the rainy season already. This particular skirt I always wear to work with heels or I use it for more casual affairs like parties or even just for a trip to the mall. Wore it a couple of days ago to a party and I paired it with a just plain black shirt.
Celebrated a nephew’s first birthday a few weeks back and the theme was Cinco de Mayo / Dia de los Muertos. Themed parties are the best!
A couple of years ago, Talia designed a dress which I originally planned on making as a surprise for her. Unfortunately, that was during the Christmas season and I was loaded with orders so I forgot all about it. I know, I know, bad mommy. But it’s definitely not too late! Thanks to Wendy of Child’s Own, Talia’s drawing came to life!
We watched Mamma Mia last month and we had a blast! Talia wore the black and gold swing dress I made for her a few months ago with her Minnie Mouse headband. And even if it didn’t match, she insisted on using her Minnie Mouse bag as well.
Talia: “Yay! We have matching dresses again, mommy!”
Okay, so that’s obviously not me in the picture with Talia. I think I overestimated how fast I’d lose weight after giving birth so the dress is a bit, er, how should I say it . . . . snug in all the wrong places making it Â too short for a mom of two like me. Dammit. But, since mommy can’t wear it, why not let the next best person fill in mommy’s shoes, or in this case, dress . . . . introducing Miko, one of Talia’s godmothers.
Just like the first crochet dress I showed you guys a few days ago, these are all made to order. Did I say already it’s perfect for summer? But the good thing here is since we live in a tropical country, you can wear this the whole year round!
I’m currently sketching new designs for a crochet skirt and a crochet minidress. Hoping I can share photos of these within the next few weeks!
It’s been raining for the past couple of days but I already have summer on my mind! I’ve been rushing pieces perfect for summer and here’s one of our prototypes — a crochet dress that can be customized for kids and adults alike. I can’t wait for mine to be finished so that Talia and I can have matching outfits! Yes, I’m that type of mom. Haha!
It’s great how a lot of my clients are asking me to make retro dresses for their holiday parties! Majority of the designs requested are for swing dresses — whether it be inspired by the ladies of Mad Men, Jessie of New Girl or the retro outfits in Hairspray.
I think swing dresses are really fun to wear to parties, especially if you’re going to hit the dance floor! Here are just a few of the swing dresses that I’ve been making for the past few weeks.
Made this Lilo costume for Talia for last year’s Halloween party but she never got around to wearing it — she opted to wear the Minnie Mouse dress that I also made for her.
I received a request this morning for some photos of my designs for toddlers / girls and I just realized that I failed to post them here! Anyway, I’m transferring now some photos of my girls’ line from my old Multiply site. Most of you know that my model is my daughter, Natalia and I had a blast just going through these photos and seeing her grow up. My favorite is the last picture in this post, which is the first photo of her as my model. Pretty soon I’ll have another little girl to dress up and I can’t wait!
Because it’s my birthday tomorrow, I’m giving you guys 20% off on all orders placed between February 3 until the 19th. Send me a message if you’re interested!
I’m looking forward to some fun in the sun this coming weekend to celebrate my birthday . . . I’m going to a place where there is no signal so if I don’t answer your calls/text or emails, I’ll get back to you as soon as get back to Manila on Sunday night.
In the meantime, here’s another summer inspired outfit I made for my kids line, modeled by Natalia.
Happy new year, everybody! Â Hope you guys had a blast during the break. Â Just wanted to share with you some pics of my items worn over the holidays.
This has got to be one of the most difficult dresses I’ve been asked to make . . . patchwork, floral, stripes, polkadots (which she calls beach balls) all in one dress . . . major argument when it came to the neckline because she wants it low (she wants to wear a tube top inside) and I want it high (as in turtleneck).
When I asked her how she’ll pay me, she giggled and said, “I don’t have money, but I have a credit card!”
I think I’ll really make this dress and give it to her for Christmas!