Featherlight slip gown

I think a bride should indulge and be true to her personal style by choosing a wedding dress that makes her feel absolute most like “her.” So I did! After walking down the aisle in the fitted silver gown (refer to my previous post), I took a load off by changing into this significantly lighter chiffon dress. 46696968_467084173816149_9158966524055126016_n.jpg

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Simplicity is key and yet I wish to make a bold statement for my second and last look of the day.

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Without any second doubt, this is my absolute favorite out of all the gowns. As you can tell from the photos, the dress is relax and comfortable to wear in. I love how it drape and flow gracefully on my body while I move around in it, but knowing that the dress is reconstructed from an used gown is the icing on the cake.

Yes, i reconstruct this dress from one of my gown previously I wore for my pre-wedding photoshoot!

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This dress had so much memory stitched into it as it is the first wedding gown I put on for photo-shooting, and after 9 months, I wear it to end the chapter. Over and above, I toss my bouquet and had my first dance in it.

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The rest of the night was filled with laughter, singing and dancing. We had so much fun that night!

The celebration of #happiyilemverafter has come to an end. After taking a break, I am ready to move on to new project! Hopefully by the next, it will be ready to share with you all.

Do you love my dress? Tell me below in the comment session. Hope to hear from you 🙂

Love,

Shin Yi

The contemporary qipao

This is one of my favorite dress I did for myself and I really enjoy doing it!!! It is a bareback embroidered cheongsam, also known as qipao; traditional Chinese costume.

Qipao is a straight, close-fitting dress with a high neck, short sleeves, and a slit skirt. I make it short so it is easier to walk in and pose with Cici (the husky below).

However, the prewedding shoot doesn’t show much the details of the dress… I still love it though, because Cici is in it! No one can resist a silly dog… Right?

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I decided to reshoot the dress to showcase the details…

I used soft tulles for ruching on the bodice to create light and fluffy texture. A lot of hand-stitching going on but I guess it worth the effort!

The bow behind changed the silhouette of my body, boost up my flat butt.

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Cut-in armhole goes just well with mandarin collar… I reuse some of the lace scraps from the previous project, add on sequin flowers and butterflies for a vintage look.

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I love making beautiful things… The satisfaction is there when you put hours of hard work turn the ideas into fruition. Behind the scene:

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Share me your thoughts below?

Love,

Shin Yi.

My workshop

This is where I design, draft, cut and sew. After days of cleaning, sorting, moving and tidying, my studio is finally ready!!! I am so excited to work in this new space 🙂  It is bright and airy, couldn’t ask for more!


 Noticeboard and mannequins next to my bookcase. I need a few more mannequins…   Stationary and photoshoot prop corner.  My markers! I got most of them from my senior. They fit perfectly in Ikea document rack!  Thread rack… I installed it underneath the window; the position is rather low and inconvenient but I can’t think any better place than this… The rack is running out of space soon… 😦  My fabric storage 😀 I spent days on sorting and folding fabric, keep them neatly on the rack. It isnt an easy task but i am super proud of my work!!! On the left: loose end fabrics less than 1 meter.  On the right: Fabric scraps from various projects and assignments. I rolled them up to save space and it is easier to search and remove when I need to use them. On top of my bookcase, is where I put my cup of coffee and water bottle. The colors diagram behind is my color theory class assignment. The t-shirts are what I designed for Brian’s class 🙂 I really miss my school time… My books!!! I still keep my old projects and my scrapbook. They reminds me of all the good time i have had in class ❤  A touch of green at the corner… My huge working table!My machines~Another corner of my studio.


This is where I work and spend most of my time on~ I love this space and cant be thankful enough for this…