(…I Also Made My Own Jewelry for Prom)

Jewellery-making doesn’t faze me as much as the prospect of sewing a boned and lined bodice from scratch(!!!!), so I decided to make my own necklace for prom. I’ve been making jewelry since I was in middle school, and decided make a necklace to go with my dress. My mom had the ingenious idea of…

How I Made my Prom Dress from Scratch

“Did it ever cross your mind that making your prom dress yourself could end up looking like a.) a bumblebee and b.) a Margherita pizza??”
(Yes.)

Grandma’s Seriously OP Knit Skills

My grandma loves to knit. A retired seamstress, she used to knit capes, jackets, jumpers, and scarves for my cousins and I when we were growing up. Not to mention this gem: My grandma just showed me this jacket that she knit and told me the backstory to boot. She made it after my grandpa…

Hội An and an awesome dessert: chè chuối

Last week my family and I visited the beautiful area of Hoi An, just on the coast of central Vietnam. Although over the years, the place has become a tourist hotspot populated with spas and resorts, the ancient town is still quaintly beautiful, although Chinese-ified more than it was twenty years ago (according to my…

I made pan-toasted cheesus and so can YOU

The selling point? Let me market these to you with every imaginable (and applicable) English word. These are undeniably the perfect quick-fix hungry-student comfort-food staple for whenever you have no time, want a warm hug, but can’t seem to locate a friend or family member to physically bother for one.

Super easy ice cream! (no ice cream maker required)

I made my own homemade ice cream! For the first time ever! From scratch!! Without an ice-cream maker!!! I was inspired by this video from Tasty, but I changed the quantities of the recipe to suit my family’s preference. All you need is a whisk – electric, if you don’t want to waste precious manpower…

Panache

Last March I did my first ever entire collection worn by people other than myself. The collection was based around my trip to Tibet in October, so it featured three elements; colour, metal, and movement. I tried to incorporate all three with the use of silver bells on the hems of shirts, fringing and strips…

I was (somewhat) productive!

I finished this cheongsam top a week ago!  In actual fact the bodice and shoulders were mostly stitched together already, but the project was left abandoned for a couple of weeks to focus on schoolwork. It’s always frustrating for me – I love to get things done all in one go, straightaway, so I often…

it’s ac-tulle-y an angsty princess dress

I’ve got a confession to make. I’m really careless when I sew clothes. I’m so obsessed with getting it done (so that I can wear it) that I don’t finish edges properly, or forget to check the alignment of details. These are all major crimes! Compare it to not adding salt and pepper to your eggs…