Weddings in the Woodlands Tour : Basil Event Room Open House


I am in my element when I get to talk about creativity and design. Can you tell? I had the opportunity to be part of @basileventroom Open House and showed Brides how they can get creative with my LUXE DIY Veil Kit. I love the surprise reactions when they see the different style options they can design.  (Visit my FB Page for more photos:

And we can never forget the grooms! I challenged the grooms on tying the bow tie. Many have never tied a bow tie before so it is always a fun challenge. Are you able to tie a bow tie? Per the grooms, it is not as easy as it seems

I want to thank Kristi O’Connell @basileventroom for the opportunity to be part of their open house as well as part of Woodlands Wedding Tour.


Kristi O’Connell (far right) with Basil Event Room & Eatery

It’s always nice to see familiar #vendors and meet new ones. Here are the vendors at Basil Event Room.

The tour had 3 stops at the following locations:
Stop1: @gladeculturalcenter
Stop2: @basileventroom
Stop3: @mymaderaestates

The visionary behind Woodlands Wedding tour is Joshua with @jkcdesignevents

Thank you for visiting!

Have a wonderful Tuesday,



p.s. For my fellow creative sewers, I did sew my #tuxedoinspired dress. Follow me on IG to see how I made my dress with McCall’s Pattern #M7753


Happy 2019 New Year!

The Classic White Shirt

Happy 2019 New Year! I hope everyone had a memorable Winter Holiday season and enjoyed time with family & friends. I have many exciting projects & events planned for 2019, however, I will start with announcing my official #wardrobeplanning collaboration with @sewmuchfabric throughout the 2019 year.

Many of you may or may not have noticed that in mid 2018 I had expanded my business name to “Lifestyle” Designs and had started #sewing a few items for myself.  I will continue to have Bridal tutorials but for 2019, there will be a strong emphasis on wardrobe planning.  Reflecting on my 2018 year, it was filled with fun events, wedding shows, & meetings. This meant I had to update my wardrobe as I stepped out more often from the comfort of my Home Studio.  If you would like to learn more about me and why I decided to start creating my #memade wardrobe, feel free to read the interview questions on Sew Much Fabric’s Blog:

Thank you for visiting Youtique Bridal & Lifestyle Designs!❤️🤗

In this #NewYear, may you continue to get inspired to “create something EXTRAordinary out of the ordinary.”



70s Christmas Outfit : Collaboration with @SewMuchFabric

I love asking you for help when I have a project. I recently got invited to a 70s inspired Christmas party and the first thing I did was ask for your help on Instagram stories. Thank you to @angieeccx_ for suggesting Janis Joplin and @yuets who inspired the big glasses 😊. Many others said bellbottoms/flared pants, platforms, big curly hair, and mini skirts.

Of course the next step is turn to Pinterest where I organize my inspiration board.
(2) Inspiration board, photos 📸 from Pinterest
1-Janis Joplin,2-Riviera glasses ad,3-Diana Ross,
4-Charlie’s Angels,5-fur coats & bellbottoms ad,6-casual wear
7- Givenchy in L’Officiel 1976, 8-jewelry 1974 ad,9-Sonny & Cher: ruffle dress trending today🤔


After putting my vision board together and #sewing my muslin using #M3892, I texted Rosalind @sewmuchfabric and explained my project and vision. I told her I wanted a shimmery fabric and made an appointment to see her. I fell in love with the first fabric she presented to me😍.

To finish up the #70sfashionlook, I purchased the faux fur coat & #jessicasimpson #platformshoes from @goodwillintl. It is a great place to find costume pieces and one-time wear items. And if you’re lucky, you might find a unique treasure😉.  I also purchased the glasses & jewelry from @charmingcharlie.

I threw the $11 coat into the wash & wiped the $5 shoes down with disinfecting wipes. I ruined the faux leather trim on the coat but trimmed it off and it worked perfectly fine for my purpose. Have you ever explored the #secondhandshop? What was your best find?

I am in love with the #70soutfit! Thank you to everyone who helped me put this whole look together🤗😘. I appreciate you all so much! Also, special thanks to @sewmuchfabric for choosing this gorgeous fabric. The shimmer & flow of this ivory gold metallic #fabric is just beautiful and easy to #sew with. This is perfect for my #70sfashion #Christmasparty.

My next post will be in Jan 2019 & I look forward to sharing many more design journeys with you.  If you are not following me on Instagram, make sure to do so at

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 & a Happy New Year. 🎉🥂 It is officially time to create memorable holiday moments with my children, family, & friends. Don’t forget the reason for this season…the Christ King 👑, our true gift 🎁 , will be born to bring love into the world. May we be able to experience His love and spread it around our home, community, and world. May peace, love, and hope prevail🥰.

This project is in collaboration with @sewmuchfabric.
Ivory gold metallic stretch fabric: P3484 @sewmuchfabric
Ivory thread: #022 @sewmuchfabric
18” zipper: #801 Off White @sewmuchfabric
Sewing pattern: @mccallpatterncompany#M3892

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!




How to Make a Ring Bearer Pillow : CHRIS + MAI

Photo credit: Khanh Nguyen Photography

I had the opportunity to create a custom ring bearer pillow for Chris & Mai’s September 2018 rustic themed wedding.  This was made with burlap & embroidered ribbon roses. I also hand embroidered their initials and wedding date on the back.  You can view it below…

I am up for an adventure and have always wanted to ride my own motorcycle. I have been a passenger in the past but never got to ride one myself.  Guess who gave me the opportunity? Chris & Mai. I adore this couple.  On our first meeting through a mutual friend, Mai trusted me with her motorcycle.  And Chris, he was so patient and taught me the basic riding skills. I know it is because of them I passed my motorcycle class in 2016 and got my license. Thank you Chris & Mai! I know your love for one another will continue to grow and flourish. Because of how you were patient and encouraged me, I know you will be patient with one another and encourage each other to grow. I wish you all the happiness and congratulations on your forever!

Here’s my very first motorcycle ride…

Thank you for watching!




Happy Thanksgiving! What are you grateful for?

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I would be content sewing and creating in a corner all by myself. But guess who makes my creative journey so much more special? YOU! I want to make sure I say thank YOU to those who have shown support in big and small ways.  Because you visited my page, bought my kit, watched my videos, read my posts, commented, liked, shared, and/or subscribed, YOU have encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone (my sewing corner☺️) and helped me grow over the years – growth beyond my imagination. Without you, the journey wouldn’t be EXTRAordinary. Thank YOU 🤗😍😘 and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! 🦃 🍁 🍽

What are 3 things you are grateful for today?
Hugs, Ann❤️ #grateful #thankful #thankYOU

ps. Here are two more reasons I’m grateful today.

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Thankful for this man. Mr. T has to finish a school exam today before he officially starts his Thanksgiving break. I get to witness his perseverance and hard work for our family every single day. #myrolemodel. For once, he needs time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the soft sound of a #harp 😜.
We got to enjoy #hightea ☕️ at the @stregishouston for his company Holiday party. #studyhardworkhard


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👦🏻👦🏻👧🏻. I am truly thankful for my children who reminds me to live in the moment, laugh heartily, give tight hugs, and just “BE”. My children are home from school this week and it is time to be present and take in those precious fleeting moments with them.

Happy 14 year Anniversary!


Exactly 14 years ago today, November 13, 2004, Mr. T & I knelt down before God and invited Him to be the center of our marriage. Reflecting on our personal journey, it was the only reason we made it to fourteen years. Because of God, we grew to have a better understanding of one another through the years.

Also, I never thought I could love Mr. T more than the day I married him. But as we brought children into the world and I saw how he cared, loved, and nurtured them – my heart melted. When I thought love couldn’t grow beyond that, God showed me otherwise. Over the years, Mr.T made sacrifices for our family. He wanted our children to know they can accomplish anything if they worked hard & believed in themselves. For that, my love for him grew more and to be honest, he not only showed our children, but he showed me what dreams are made of. Yes, Mr. T is my inspiration😍.

In no way is our marriage perfect, but I am grateful for what God has taught me about love through our journey.  I would like to ask you, our family & friends, to pray for us – that God continues to be the center of our marriage. As many know, it is not easy to walk the narrow and winding path.  Thank you so very very much 🙏 ❤️


How to sew the Bustle, 5 points : Congratulations Jessica & Bao


Congratulations to the lovely couple Bao & Jessica.  It is an honor to watch them grow up, serve God with all their hearts, fall in love, and now fulfill the sacrament of marriage. Thank you for sharing your big day with us. #itsjessabaotime

Below is the tutorial on how to bustle Jessica’s wedding gown as well as how I created the bustle. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Video Content:
{0:17}How to Bustle
{1:14}Creating the Bustle
{1:17}Center Lace Detail
{1:31}Fabric Layers
{1:44}Find & Pin the Bustle Points
{2:36}Line up the Seams
{2:44}Numbered ribbons
{2:57}Sewing on the ribbons

Thank you for watching!