What makes my day? When someone is inspired by my tutorial and share what they created. I recently got a message from Angela Li via Instagram all the way from the Philippines – that will make a Texas girl happy;)
Interview with : Angela Li, Philippines
2) YB: Why did you decide to DIY? Angela: bec i found the perfect dress within my budget and i want to make it dressier since my mom is attending a wedding of a relative. To add that evening formal look
3) YB: Who and what event were you creating it for? Angela: wedding of relative
4) YB: General steps you took to create this. Angela: bought the dress, source the rhinestones appliqué since the appliques are not available in the Philippines, I sourced it from China. Also the available ones are specifically for weddings. With front only rhinestones and white sash. Sash is tricky since my dress is colored, this means i will have to find the exact shade Ribbon. Plus i feel that it will move around since my dress is smooth fabric with slim silhouette.
Also mostly in the market is the chunky type of front rhinestones. Or half yard. I want the rhinestones to be all the way to the back. So i sourced it overseas.
Angela shared with us the link she purchased the dress at: https://www.evernew.ca/victoria-wrap-dress-254652?colour=teal+ribbon
5) YB: The pros and cons to create your sash. Angela: – pros, I get the look I wanted.
Cons, creativity in sourcing and technical skill to get it done. I actually sewed it in two lines, one on upper part and another is lower part. For the front with pleats, i actually did not sew the lower part on the pleating as it might affect the movement of the fabric. Also making sure the appliques is aligned.
6) YB: what was your favorite part of the process? Angela: – conceptualizing, Sourcing and execution.
7) YB: How long did it take you? Angela: it took a while to get the rhinestones but once they are here, its easier since I had it planned out
8) YB: Is there anything else you would like to add? Angela: originally I would like the rhinestones to be optional, meaning I can put it on or not go with it as the event dictates. But since that route is tricky and I cannot find a tutorial, I opted to sew it on
Thank you Angela for sending the photos and for answering the questions. All of this means a lot to me😊 and it makes all the hard work worth it. I hope Angela inspired you to create. Well, I hope you have an EXTRAordinary day!
More Bridal Sash Tutorials
Happy Valentine’s Day!
What a great way to conclude my Red Lace Outfit Series since it is also a perfect outfit for Valentines Day:)
I had put together an inspiration board to help give me direction on the earrings I was looking for. These were all inspired by the Dolce&Gabbana Fall 2013 Fashion Show.
I knew I wanted something gold, big (proportional to me), sparkly, and a touch of pearls. I had gone to at least 5 different shops and did not find earrings that “felt” right. So guess what I decided to do? DIY them! I hope you enjoy the process:)
I purchased 3 separate earrings that would bring all the elements together. They were all gold. One had the size, the second had pearls, and the last had that touch of sparkle. I was really happy with the result and got to wear it with my Wedding Guest outfit.
Did you ever have to create an accessory to match your outfit? Feel free to share your experience. Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
I have been wanting to #sew a tuxedo inspired dress for awhile now. Because of @Carikim, I was able to bring my imagination to life. I want to thank Cari for sponsoring this project. If you ever want couture sewing inspiration, I encourage you to visit @carikim Instagram’s page. My muslin mock ups are usually a mess but I love visiting her IG especially for her pristine and beautiful #muslin work😍. Thank you Cari for inspiring me and for your support.
This project will have a special focus on the welt pocket I created out of the matte & sheen fabric I sewed the dress with. I created the welt pocket with a shiny satin fabric contrast to the main body of the dress. It would also match the lapel and the custom satin buttons.
And here is how I created the single welt pocket. Have you ever sewn a welt pocket? Feel free to share your tips and tricks:)
Thank you for visiting & I hope you have an EXTRAordinary day!
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: https://bit.ly/2Rs6Xxy)
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.
It’s always nice to see familiar #vendors and meet new ones. Here are the vendors at Basil Event Room.
Thank you for visiting!
Have a wonderful Tuesday,
Here are the “Ordinaries” for the next DIY tutorial. Want to take a guess at what is being created? I guess some of the items in the photo may give it away:) Well, I am still tweaking with it until I am satisfied with the final product.
Have a wonderful day!