Alyssa and Keli’i

Plaid Shirt Dress

Simplicity 8014, view “D”.

The sleeves were about an inch too short for my arms so I keep them rolled up when I wear this. I love the pockets on this and it’s one of my go-to winter outfits!


McCall’s M6044 view “E” without pockets.

The first draft I made of this shirt (size small) turned out way smaller than I expected it to. I had already cut the pattern, so to make a larger size, I just added a few inches here and there to make it a more comfortable, loose fit. It was a gift for my mom and it ended up fitting her nicely! Being a dress shirt pattern, there were quite a few steps involved in making this. It wasn’t the easiest pattern, but I figured it out. Next time, I might make a larger size and adjust the fit as needed.

Guatemala Crop Top

Self-drafted boxy crop top made from a woven fabric I picked up in Antigua Guatemala. It was originally a table runner and the tasseled ends were perfect for the bottom of the shirt.

Swimwear SS 2016

Black swimsuit with sheer lace panels. Spring/Summer 2016. Photographer: Sara Amituanai

Aztec Print Shorts

High-waisted shorts in an Aztec-inspired print jacquard fabric. Pattern: Simplicity 1371, view “D”

The loose fit in the leg was something to get used to, but these shorts are super fun to wear! The only thing I’m not a fan of is how puffy it looks in the front with those pleats, although I’m not sure how one could change that and still have room to move. These would probably look great in a more flowing/draping fabric, but I liked how everything worked out and I ended up wearing them in both summer and winter.

Bridesmaid in Rose

Lace, chiffon, and taffeta in rosy pink. Model: Sara Amituanai, Photographer: Tom Danowski

Acolyte Lee Sin

Self-drafted Acolyte Lee Sin “League of Legends” cosplay commissioned in August 2015.

Roses for Mom

“Roses for Mom” Amber Thatcher, May 2014. Acrylic on canvas 9″ x 12″.