Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summer DIY #6: Scalloped Mini

Dress- created and designed by me
Purse- China
Shoes- Qupid
Dog- Brownie

      I started working on this little piece in the morning and i'm finally finished. I bought this fabric in the Sham Sui Po district in Hong Kong. These streets were swamped with fabric wholesalers and the occasional retail fabric shops. I've been looking for a type of jersey knit, fine, soft, and stretchy fabric for a while now, and I finally found it! I'm not really sure what fabric it is, but it floats my boat.
     Since my last post, i've been really scallop-frenzy. As you can see in the shirt, I cut out a scallop hem for the bottom. I sealed the frays with a fabric glue called "Fray Check", it does what it's suppose to but it dries dark on light-colored clothes. I added a collar too giving it some pizzazz, because otherwise it would be too plain. 
    It's around my 6th piece I made so far of the summer. I created some other pieces before I traveled to China. But i've been too busy to post them all up just yet, but I will be uploading those soon!

Cloth used to make the dress
After the cut out

Cutting out a collar

I traced a cup lid for the scalloped hem

scallop the bottom hem

Sewing together the sides

end result of collar




  1. thanks for checking out my look book! i will definitely check out your next time i am on! it is hard to keep up with so many sites sometimes! this turned out really well! the fabric looks nice and light :)


  2. That is an AWESOME transformation, you are so talented!

  3. Nice!!
    I tried once to do something similar but it turned out too short!! I have to use it like a top now!! haha!

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  5. wow, it's amazing!

  6. wow, that's really amazing! you are so talented!

  7. lovely dress

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  9. This is wonderful what a great dress you've made!

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  10. thanks so much for the comment. yes id love us to follow each other too. ive started following you, hope you follow back.
    this dress is so pretty, cant believe how well you can design and make. im very impressed and kinda jealous of your talent hehe xx

  11. This looks very cute. I will have to try it.

    Thanks for the lovely comment, btw (:

  12. great diy!


  13. you are really good in sewing! Very nice idea and the colour looks great on you.


    Sara C.

  14. Wow amazing DIY!! just came across your blog and loving this pretty blog! Im now following you now via GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you could check out my blog and eprhaps follow me back if you like :)

    xoxo, Alee

  15. This dress is really beautiful and it's hard to believe that it's DIY. Respect! ;)


  16. Amazing, that looks awesome!!!

  17. Amazing blog dear!!!
    Now, I'm your new follower... Follow me back ;-)

  18. Wow you are SO talented!! :DD I wish I could make something as gorgeous as this dress! Now following, and can't wait to see more wonderful creations from you!

    Cindy C.

  19. beauty dress !!!!!

  20. you are so beautiful and your dress is amazing xx


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