The One With Triangles

It was a fine sunny Saturday when I found myself in the fabric store. It was also a lucky day; I found fabric I wasnt even looking for.

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The were rolls of these thick cotton-spandex blend; great for making office wear. For my day-to-day office wear, I like simple, no fuss dresses. Which why I love shift dresses [and keep on making them]. To add a bit of twist to the shift, I added triangles to the torso

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I didn’t get the triangles to meet in the middle as the joints would have gotten too thick. Instead, I ran a cross stitch two centimetres from the triangles and it formed a perfect X.

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The One About the LBD

The little black dress is so timeless and iconic that I had not ventured to create one thus far. However, 6 weeks ago I threw caution to the wind and chalked up a design. Short and simple.

“One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress” – Karl Lagerfeld

This is a simple shift dress with three-quarter sleeves. Since its completion, I have worn this three times on three very different occasions. I absolutely adore how versatile LBDs are.

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The One About Colour Block Floral

Suva is currenlty going through its dark and moody weather. The kind in which all you want to do is curl up with a hot beverage and a good read. On days like these, a bit of colour and coffee can do a world of good.

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I had picked up the floral prints from Atlas store in Suva. It is a soft cotton blend and perfect for our [usually] tropical postcard weather. I have previouly made a colour block in The One in Green but with plain fabrics. This colour/print block shift dress also features a colour block shoulder.

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The One About the Black Dress

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Every wardrobe needs a little black dress, and mine needs one that’s SJmade!

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I absolutely love how useful this dress is – it takes me from the office to out on Fridays 😉

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The One With Batiks & Blacks

When I first saw the fabric, I though I would frame it as a remnant of my travels… and then I figured photographs do that already and I might as well stitch this up. So after thinking of multiple designs and going through several Pinterest posts, I settled on a simple shift dress. The front is of Batik fabric and the back is a blend of jersey and silk which makes the dress stretchable enough to put on and off without placing a zipper.

I had to tack in the neckline using a black facing.

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The dress turned out well. I am in love with the print and colours.

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Thought to accessorise with a yellow handbag which I also picked up in Kuala Lumpur.

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This dress used up less than a metre of the fabric, I had previously used up some for the finishing of a kurti.

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