Cheongsams with a twist

Every Friday our daily newspaper comes with a fashion supplement called ‘Urban’ and many a times, it gives an inspirational boost to my Friday mornings.

Today is one of those days! Check out these cheongsams with a twist featured in the supplement. I’m truly inspired to sew one with echino fabric like this one! Such an adorable Mod look!

And I adore the red polka dots and retro feel of this one though I would have prefer it with a stand collar. It didn’t look cheongsam without one.

And this color block version from Louis Vuitton (a smaller keyhole will up its wearability at my household) is kinda of refreshing!

My other fave source of inspiration is definitely etsy and today I chanced upon a super-duper talented tailor of ‘cheongsams with a twist’ there! OMG, check these out and more at the shop FlowerAge! I can only aspire to create something close to her level! I’m so excited to share these favorites of mine with you!

Black and white vertical print cheongsam with bell-shaped sleeves.

The perfect ensemble of print mixing plaid cheongsam with a houndstooth bolero!

How irresistible is this leopard print cheongsam with flare skirt!

Cheongsam chic is back!

TGIF! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


Sunday Etsy Faves: All dressed up

Four very different dresses caught my eyes today. The first is a toga dress in blue with a simple ruffle down its front. Simple but striking and blue is so in, so now. I love it!

Penelope James One Shoulder Dress by featherweight

I might not have mentioned this before but green has always been my favorite color. It is rather ironic but I don’t usually wear green as I think it makes me paler than I already am. Yet, I am so in love with the color of this dress. It makes me think of summer in Paris. Aren’t the brown shoes just perfect?

Fleur’s Petal Dress by Nadinoo

I love the print and what looks like piping running down the front of the dress.

Melt the Guns Frock by iheartfink

Finally, a vintage inspired lace dress. Perfectly graceful and pretty. The magic of lace.

vintage dress from AstralBoutique

Sunday Etsy Faves: Jumpsuits Gaga

I don’t know about you but I’m going gaga over jumpsuits on etsy.  I’ve always love jumpsuits. I think they are so fun, casual and hip to wear on a hot day. Especially if they look like these!

Kimono Jumpsuit from lizarietz

Nautical Jumpsuit from  PyxusPassionProject

Wrap Jumpsuit from NICFISH

Off White Pleated Jumpsuit from PollmanGreta

Vegas Print Jumper from newyorkcouture

Yes, they made me wanna make me some jumpsuits! There are also two jumpsuit pattern on burdastyle- Long JumpsuitDoryon Romper.

It also didn’t help that I chanced upon this vintage jumpsuit pattern in my size and currently AVAILABLE!

Now, I’m really tempted!

Sunday Etsy Faves: An inspiration to sew

It is so easy to find items that inspire and sometimes distract me a little too much on etsy.

I mentioned how I wanted to do a bow collar blouse yesterday. Now, The Sew Convert is dreaming of sewing these whimsical bow collar dresses for herself and her princess after seeing this japanese sewing book for mum/daughter outfits at pomadour24’s store

Too cute!

What about the gorgeous vintage inspired hand sewn dresses at MichelleTan’s store? If The Sew Convert wasn’t this eager to hone her sewing skills,  she would have snapped  up the Custom 1950s inspired dress and the Jessie dress in a heartbeat! (Check out copyrighted photos at store from link above).

This Brittany Dress and matching sky girl hat at taratothet are simply oozing with vintage coolness!

I am also in love with this vintage scallop edge blouse from clevernettle. I have to make one for myself! Really soon!