Archive for December, 2011

My Creations: Dress #1

So I just finished making this. I used a Forever 21 dress that I love because of the fit and casual style to serve as a base pattern. I used a crinkle fabric, which has a mild stretch in it and also spontaneously added the sleeve ruffle. I wish I added pockets in the skirt area though. I might model pics later haha. We’ll see.


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DIY Rose Boutonniere

I made this boutonniere for a date I took to formal. This beautiful piece was simple to make and more affordable than the $10 boutonnieres sold at floral shops.

My inspiration came from this:


  • A single rose bouquet (comes with one rose and a few bunches of baby’s breath and ornamental leaves) — see example image below, I bought one for $2.99 at my local supermarket
  • single rose bouquet
  • Ribbon (to tie the base of the stems)
  • Two needles to attach the boutonniere to your date’s clothes (you can buy a pack at Jo-Ann’s)


  1. Place the rose bud against an ornamental leaf stem, using the side of the rose that you think looks best.
  2. Take a few bunches of baby’s breath and arrange them in front of the rose however you think looks best.
  3. Use the ribbon to tightly wrap all three items (the rose bud, the ornamental leaf stem, and the baby’s breath bunches) together from the base to one inch down the stems. Tie the ribbon, making sure that it won’t come apart.
  4. Cut the exposed stems below the ribbon (but not too close or the ribbon will come off and unravel).

And voila, you’re done!

Feel free to share pictures or leave a comment.

❤ Vivace

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Winterwear Fashion

These are some images I found from runway shows a while back. I am very into the black and red staple winter colors. I am hoping to attain a winter wardrobe consisting of these staples featured above! Red boots would be so cool! And I LOVE the entirety of the third outfit!


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These are a great selection of really cute and current-fashion dresses! I might use these ideas to create a dress sometime 🙂


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DIY Custom Tees

This craft idea was discussed previously in my blog article: DIY Christmas Gifts with VS Pink Inspiration.

Finished product: 



      • Stencil (I printed the design on computer paper and then cut out the design
      • Fabric paint (I got a purple glitter one for the front, and a white spray one for the back– these can be bought at Jo-Ann’s)
      • Paintbrushes, newspapers, scissors, tape
      • Piece of thick cardboard or something of the like to put inside the shirt (so the paint from the front of the shirt doesn’t bleed into the black of the shirt fabric)
      • Optional: Iron-on appliques

Purple glitter paint and white spray paint

My cut-out stencil design


  1. Print and cut out the design on computer paper.
  2. Make sure your clothes are washed and dried to prevent further shrinking. Place the thick cardboard inside the T-shirt.
  3. Tape down the design over the T-shirt and make sure no edges are sticking up. This may require a lot of tape. A sticker-like paper would be really perfect, if you have it.
  4. Take a brush and open the fabric paint you want to use. Stipple the paint onto the design. Make sure you don’t leave any unpainted spots.
  5. When you’re done, take the paper design off and let it dry for several hours, or use a blow dryer to accelerate its drying period. If you mess with it before it’s completely done drying, you run the risk of ruining this somewhat pricey gift!
  6. After the front completely dries, you can turn the shirt over to do the same thing for the back. I used a spray fabric paint for this. It was a little harder to control, but the paint layer was more even and thinner. If you use spray paint, make sure you cover the entire T-shirt except for the area you want to paint. I ended up getting some splatter on parts of the shirt that I didn’t want to get paint on. 😦
  7. Once you spray the back, take the design off and let dry.
  8. Finally, if you want to add an applique, set it in the desired position and iron it on for however long it takes the applique glue to set. I would also do a stitch around the entire edge of the applique (using a thread color that matches the applique) to ensure that the applique won’t fall off after a wash.
And Voila, you’re done! If you have any questions, leave a comment below! I would love to see your ideas and designs also 🙂
❤ Vivace

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Sewing List #1

Clothes that I would like to make- LIST #1

PHOTOS SOURCE: Ann Taylor and unknown

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Taking Risks: Fashion

These artistic fashion images inspire me to not be afraid of mixing fabrics with many different patterns and colors–because if you do it just right, the result could be beautiful.


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