Project: Flared Dress

I was beguiled at first sight when I spotted on the movie poster for One Day. It was the perfect kiss, the perfect atmosphere, and the perfect vintage fashion. Tell me, who did not fall in love with Anne Hathaway and her flared skirt paired with those Dr. Martens boots? I, for one, am besotted. I told myself I must create a look similar to it, hence the challenge: Design a flared dress inspired by Emma Morley of One Day.

The Inspiration: Emma Morley of One Day (photo by cinemablend.com)

Materials: Navy blue fabric (printed), zipper, small buttons in beige, bias tape

The fabric caught my attention because of the print. It has scissors on it and a tape measure at the hem. It looked so enticing for someone like me who’s into sewing and fashion design. Plus, I thought the color was perfect, exactly the shade of blue that I wanted.

Compared to Emma Morley’s classic urban style in the movie poster, I did a tube dress to make it seem more feminine. My intention was to get an inspiration out of it, and not to copy the entire look. To tweak it some more, I paired the dress with my Forever 21 loafer boots. It’s the closest that I have to Doc Martens signature footwear. Also redundant with ribbons as you may notice, I am obviously a lot more girly.

This is the second dress that I made myself. I think I’m learning something new every time, so I’m taking it positively while practicing. Wish me luck on that! :)

Dress (self-made) | loafer boots (Forever 21) | necklace (from Singapore) | bracelet (Simple Joys) | robot ring (from Greenhills) | studded ring (Forever 21)

Photography by Mark Clemente

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Project: Floral Dress

Originally, I just wanted to do a pencil skirt that I can wear to the office. But after finishing it I realized I could have made one using only half a yard of fabric, and ended up buying more than what I needed for a skirt. The material is way too beautiful to be put into waste. With all its romantic floral prints and pretty colors going around, it would be a crime to just throw the spare away.

Hence, I came up with a new project. The challenge: Create a fancy floral dress using these materials!

Old rose buttons, floral fabric, pink/navy green zippers

I was wondering what would work best for the spare fabric and before I knew I was sketching the design inside my head. I really wanted a ready-to-wear, ballerina-like dress that I can wear on a date feeling extremely posh and feminine. The colors reminded me of our junior prom that I organized way back in high school. I chose the same blend of hot pink and olive green for the motif and it worked pretty well, I guess. By that, I mean nobody complained (out loud, at least). Ha ha!

This is the first dress I ever made. Before this I had no idea I am even capable of making one. I’m thinking of creating something more advanced in the future. That is, if I can handle it. I’ll be needing more practice, but I promise to work on it! So do watch out for future posts (shameless plugging, ugh!).

For the record, I did wear this dress on a date. Dinner date, to be exact, so I apologize for the semi dim photos. I actually wanted to emphasize on the colors, but I hate using flash with the lights bouncing on my face and making me look zombie pale. I specifically asked Mark to shoot it as is. <3

floral dress (By me) | chained bag | grey platform pumps (Alice Viterbo) | rose ring (Forever 21) | pearl necklace (hand-me-down from my mom) | bow clip

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