My wedding gown

To be honest, I am one of those plain Jane who have no vision of walking down the aisle in my dream wedding gown, until last November, after he pop the question and the image eventually sank in my mind; all i can ever imagine of my wedding gown are “Simple, Modest and Regal”.

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It took me about 2 months to work on the gown with plain crêpe I found on the fabric scrap street in Vietnam (weeeee~ upcycle!!!). I top off the look with fascinator hat and birdcage veil.

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Guess which part is my favourite? The back details and the fascinator hat.

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Some elders criticize my gown is too plain… Owh well~ my day my way.

Never ever imagined it could be so dreamy with tulle veil on… Kudos to my experienced MUA and talented photographer!

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This is my best loved among all, full of love and happiness with bright smile on our face and blossoms in the hand.

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Regal and Modest. Flawless from every angles even when I bends throughout the ceremony.  I couldn’t ask for more…

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Which part is your favourite, share me thoughts below?


Shin yi.

Upcycle shirt top

Each of us has clothing that sits in our wardrobe for years… I admit that I have made impulsive purchase in the past, despite my effort in “buy less, choose well” recent years. As a result of my impulsive buying, I bought this top on sales and never worn it for the past few years because the fabric is too sheer and the front closure is not secure enough.

“Why not put my batik starter kit to good use?” I think. That’s how it started! I created the motif and transferred it to the top. The fun part is heating up the wax and draw along the lines… It can be quite messy but the result is better than I initially thought!

( Do not do this! heating up wax with cookie can…  )
Arent they gorgeous???
I love this so much even before it is done!

Next step, soak the top into the dye bath and remove the wax afterward by boiling it with soda ash…

Close up on the details after removing wax…

I think the sleeves are boring so I trimmed it off and give them a new look…


What do you think???

The color brightened up the whole look!  I love the new sleeves and the goldfishes on my shoulders…




I will do this again and again because I enjoy making marvelous out of the discarded…


What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts below…


Shin Yi

The simple wedding dress

When we first stepped into the bridal house, my first and foremost request is “a very simple dress without any embellishments”. Stunned at my request, the consultant brought me a few dresses to try on, but none of them fulfill my requirement and the fit is barely satisfactory (I am not the average Asian girl size)… After pondered this matter for a long time, I decided to turn my vision into reality.

No fussy details, no crazy big volume, all I want for my white gown is nothing but clean and sleek. Do you know what makes it even better? I am using the fabric waste I purchased at Phu Tho Hoa street from my last trip to Vietnam (refer to my previous post).

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The gown is simple, sleek and upcycled from textile waste!!! The fabric was dirty and dyed but after washing, it is just as clean as new fabric…

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I am really delighted with the photoshoot! In my own opinion, what matters in pre-wedding photoshoot is not how magnificent the gown or background is, but the couple. The shooting is meant to commemorate our youth and a pleasant experience to be shared between the lovebirds which the precious moments will turn into our lifetime memories. Hence, it is very important that the couple feel comfortable and pleasant.

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Wide neckline, open back with back godet, you get to see more details below…

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What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts below…


Shin Yi