DIY Balloon Sleeve Dress

Based off the DIY Rectangle Ruffle Top, I created a dress with big puffy balloon sleeves. The steps were essentially the same but my dimensions were a little bit different as I was using a narrower fabric and of course, I added a long skirt to make it a dress. I used about 4m of…

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Peppermint Playsuit Dress Hack

When Peppermint Sewing School released their Playsuit pattern I instantly knew I wanted to use it to make a dress. I have made similar dresses in the past but I love trying out new patterns (especially when they are free) and this one (designed by In The Folds) does not disappoint! I’ve been having a…

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DIY Pocket Bag

Japanese street style is super inspiring and since I arrived 7 months ago I have seen these little pocket pouchy bags everywhere! They are usually made from nylon or ripstop fabrics for durability and outdoor wear which means there aren’t many options that suit my style and colour pallette. So, with spring just around the…

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A Gingham Obsession

During my gingham phase, I made a whole bunch of things including this dress! It was one of my earlier self drafts and pattern hacks that I’m really proud of because it became and still is one of my go-to pieces.  The fabric is just a simple black and white cotton gingham I got at…

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I Love LB Pullovers!

It has taken me so long to get around to sewing up a couple of LB pullovers and now I’m hooked! This pattern is a seriously easy sew and the result is soooo on trend right now in Japan. Last night I sewed up two and I already have plans for a third to be…

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Oreo Shopping in Stripes

I’ve discovered my new favourite treat! It’s Japanese imitation Oreos. It has become a true obsession and I’m sure has been partly to blame for a few extra kgs. While shopping at my local supermarket recently, I was caught by the paparazzi! Just kidding, my super awesome photographer twin sister Aurora thought this new stripey…

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