On Design Aesthetic

One thing I’ve been particularly frustrated about this week is feeling like I don’t have a strong sense of my own design aesthetic. I’ve never been naturally good at editing things down (I’m probably a “more is more” type of gal, curious & interested in all things), and it seems like curating your design style…

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Denim Midi Skirt

Constructing clothes using my own sewing patterns is really a problem-solving exercise. I don’t always love to do it (especially when Butterick and Simplicity patterns make the sewing process much simpler) but it really is rewarding to figure out how to turn flat pieces of fabric into a 3D garment. The most challenging part is figuring out how to…

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Sleeveless Knit Tee

I created this tee from the original base pattern I recently drafted. I wanted a versatile knit top that I could wear with jeans or a skirt. I love pairing basic, casual pieces with dressier items for fancier occasions (comfort is everything!) Whenever I buy tees from the store, the hem usually stops way below my hips because…

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You are Beautiful

“Maganda” means “beautiful” in tagalog Next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in (definitely got that from Pinterest) 🙂 Behind the Print Though I was born and raised in California, I’ve recently been trying to get more connected with my native culture, especially as a source of creative inspiration. With…

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Color Story

 There are people in our lives who heavily influence our style and tastes. Thinking about why I’m so drawn to blue + pink, a specific memory comes to mind. My “lola” (tagalog for grandma) bought me a denim vest and skirt with a pink shirt to match for my kindergarten pictures. She told me that pink and…

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