Month: February 2017

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“Hazel Grace” T-Shirt Dress

In sixth grade, I read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (I mean who hasn’t?). And I’ve watched the movie plenty of times. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of TFIOS , it’s about Hazel Grace Lancaster, a girl who was diagnosed with Stage 4 thyroid cancer at a young age. At 17 she meets Augustus Waters at a support group for kids with cancer and her life is flipped upside down. (This is a typical sick-teen love story nowadays.) Hazel Grace is a very caring girl with an amazing heart and very strong-willed. Making the dress: This is my take on the dress Hazel Grace wore to her dinner date with Augustus in Amsterdam. It’s a blue t-shirt dress (with sleeves that remind me of something Imelda Marcos would wear). I used New Look Pattern #6145. The challenge was the invisible zipper- it was a my first time putting in a zipper too! The fabric is a blue flannel with a mini-herringbone pattern from Stone Mountain And Daughter. I asked my friend Nayeli to model this …

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“Lara Jean” Kimono

One of my favorite books is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Amazon recommended this book (Thanks Amazon). My first thought was “this looks like a cute book.” 1) I like the cover because there’s a ASIAN chick on it (ok, she’s actually half Asian in the book), 2) Her room is cute, and 3) It’s written by an ASIAN author. What are the chances? The main character is Lara Jean, a petite girl who is very sweet and quiet, and tries her hardest to see the best in people. She keeps a lot of things to herself. She writes love letters to boys that she likes but never sends them out. She pours out her heart and soul into these letters to get over the boy. (What an interesting way to get over a guy. But seriously, not the safest idea.) So one day, the letters somehow reach these boys. I won’t say how or what happens next. I’m no spoiler. Making the kimono: Lara Jean loves fashion especially girly vintage clothing (some are Asian-inspired). Personally …

“Stella” Plaid Crop Top

Last summer, I read Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith. I finished it in 3 days. (Not kidding. It’s good.) It’s a your typical girlfriend-and-boyfriend-get-accepted-to-different-colleges-and-drama-happens YA book. Clare and Aidan live in the Midwest and are about to go away to two different colleges: UCLA and Dartmouth, on opposite sides of the country. They are trying to figure whether they should stay together or break up instead of dealing with a long distance relationship. The night before it’s time to go their separate ways, they get all nostalgic, going back to the diner where they had multiple dates, and back to the high school. Forget them. Clare has a best friend Stella, who is very sarcastic and outgoing and she’s described as wearing all black. (I can relate.) Though I’m not exactly like her (she is go with the flow and outgoing, I am always planning and making lists), she is the character I identified with when I was reading. (Even though I’m more like Clare’s personality, Type A.) Style-wise I could definitely see Stella wearing black combat boots and ripped black jeans. But …