Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sneak Peak of 2008 Collection

I finally got one piece done. Here's a sneak peek of one of my 2008 collections. When I designed this dress I thought of Spain.

The dress is made of Crinkled Cotton Gauze by Michael Kors. I really love how this dress turned out. I think I might want to try to make a bolero to go with it.

This dress will be listed for $139.99 on my website early next year. But of course I will have a trunk show sale on Ebay first with lower opening price.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

New Fabric for 2008 Collection Arrived

Just got my fabric from New York today. They will be for my 2008 collection and I am sooooo excited. The fabrics are just gorgeous, I wish I could have a close-up photo of them.

The pale green one is linen by Giorgio Armani, it is sooooo nice and soft. The red one is Crinkled Cotton Gauze by Michael Kors, I really love how rich the red color in this fabric. And finally the pale blue-grey lilac crepe is by Vera Wang, it is so soft and flowy, perfect for a dress. All fabrics are made in Italy.

Soooo looking forward to work on these fabrics and put them on my website. Hopefully I can finish a set or two by the end of this year and put them up in my website and auctions early part of January.

Monday, December 10, 2007

2nd Charity Auction

This is my second charity auction. I am auctioning this dress and 100% of the proceed will go to ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Come on ya'll, go and get it :), only $24.99 and for a good cause. Here's the link to the auction:

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Next Project - Part of Spring Collection

O.K, I'm starting to build my spring collection again now that the baby is born. Gosh, it's so hard to find time to design and sew lately. I try to do some designing when all the kids take naps or at night time after all the kids go to bed and just right before my bed time.

I made some patterns the other day and start to sew bit by bit since yesterday. This type of dress is just all over Vogue magazine lately, and I thought it would be cute for little girl. And since my spring collection will have some mediterranian theme, I chose this olive color for the dress.

I still need to finish the arms and put some zipper in, and also hem it. I'm thinking about sew some belt loops in or maybe a couple of round pockets on either side of the dress. I am not sure which one I want, or maybe I shouldn't put either one. I don't know, what do you think?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Congratulations to Our Auction Winner :)

Congratulations to our charity auction winner, thank you so very much, I really appreciate your participation. And I am sure ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital also appreciate the donation. God bless you.

Let me know if you don't mind me posting your name here :).

Order Update for Buttons n' Bows Boutique

Here's the order update for Buttons n' Bows Boutique.

All three dresses are done and here's your shopping bag. I had so much fun making the dresses for you.

Thank you so much for your order, and comeback anytime :).

And for everyone do not forget to visit this boutique when it open. I will post update when the boutique is open :).

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Order Update for Buttons n' Bows Boutique

Here's the order update for Buttons n' Bows Boutique.

The skirts and the linings are hemmed and attached to each other. I have finished the size 6 dress, I need to do the other 2 and it should be able to be done today.

I will email you and let you know tonight when I'm done with them. Thanks a bunch :).

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Charity Auction

I am listing this dress on ebay today. This is a Sample sale, which means that the dress was only worn once by the model for the photoshoot.

This is a 3 Days Only Auction, $0.99 opening bid, NO RESERVE! 100% proceed will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Part of Ebay Giving Works).

Just click the link below to go to the auction.

I hope someone will bid on it. :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Order Update for Buttons n' Bows Boutique

Here's the order update for Buttons n' Bows Boutique.

The bodices of the dresses are sewn and serged together. The skirts and the linings are sewn and serged. The labels are sewn to the linings.

The next step will be attaching the linings to the skirts, hem them, gather them, and attach the skirts to the bodices and serge them.

I will post more updates in 3 - 4 more days. Thanks :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Order Update for Buttons n' Bows Boutique

Here's the order update for Buttons n' Bows Boutique. After few days of measurings, patterns making and cutting, all the fabrics and the linings are cut, and I will start to sewing them today.

I will post more updates in another 3 -4 more days. Thanks :).

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Just want to let everyone know that this dress, which is part of my 2008 spring-summer collection is SOLD OUT. Buttons n' Bows Boutique in Salisbury MD, which is going to be opened around Feb 1st 2008, will be the one who carry this dress. So if you want to get it and happen to be in the area, mark down your calendar, and make sure you stop by this boutique :).

I will create a special section for Buttons n' Bows Boutique in this blog when they open early next year.

Order Update for Christine

The dress was done and packaged and has been shipped this morning. It should be arrive there on Monday or Tuesday the latest. Here's your shopping bag.

It's always been such a pleasure working with you Christine. You are such a sweet and wonderful client. Please comeback anytime :).

Thank you so much once again :).

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sneek Peak

Here's a sneek peak of one of my 2008 spring/summer collection. Made out of black embroidered linen and 100% cotton twill.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Order Update for Christine

Here's the order update for Christine. The bodice of the dress is done. I already sew the skirt and the linings, I just need to attach the skirt to the linings, and after that attach it to the bodice, and make a sash to go around the waist.

Please keep in mind that the dressform is around size 6/7, that's why the dress which is a size 4/5 seems a bit tighter on the picture. That also lets you know that your daughter still be able to wear this dress until she's a size 6/7.

I will try hard to mail the dress before this weekend :).

Thanks Christine, what a wonderful opportunity to be working for you again, I always enjoy it :).

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I am so excited to start homeschooling my daughter. I am gathering materials and read a lot about it, and I think I can start doing it on Nov. 1st.

I so don't trust the school system in this town. Heard so many things that made me decided that homeschool will be the best for my children. I was a teacher so it shouldn't be a big problem. In fact I am so looking forward to it.

I will start a different blog special for homeschooling my child sometimes in the next week or two.


Just made the bottom part of jammies for my kids. I will make the top as soon as I have time.

When I saw this light blue and pink flannel fabric at the store, I just have to have them. They are very nice and soft. And it looks like the kids love them too.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Hate it!

I am not pleased with how this dress turned out. It just doesn't look right. I think I'm just going to make a 2 piece set. I will make a white top still with the butterflies applique but this time with zipper on the back and a black skirt. I saw a super cute gathered skirt by Prada today at Vogue, and I just love it. I think I will make something similar out of this fabric.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Current Project

O.K, I thought I was going to sew the green microsuede as my next project. But it turned out this black linen fabric with silver butterfly just calling my name, lol :). The first time I saw the fabric, I thought I just have to sew this right now.

The bodice is made out of 100% solid white cotton sateen. And I cut a couple of pieces of butterflies from the skirt and made the as applique on the bodice.

I can't wait to attach the skirt to the bodice. I want to add a little touch of vintage to this dress by using this kind of neckline. And I just love the color of black and white, they are timeless. I am also going to put a silver ribbon on the middle to match the silver butterflies and add that luxury feeling.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Next Design and Fabric Swatches

This will be my next design. It will be a jacket and dress. The jacket will be made out of 100% red cotton twill and the dress will be made out of deep green microsuede embroidered with orange yarn in flowers pattern. Both colors are very rich but yet very earthy.

Hopefully I can finish the set before Nov. 1st. I will make one as "one of a kind" first, size 5. I already made the pattern and cut the red fabric. I haven't sew it yet, I will make the pattern for the dress tonight and tomorrow.

I still have bunch of new fabrics, but I doubt I will be able to work on them pretty soon. Hopefully in few more weeks I will be able to do it. My spring and summer collection will have a little bit of both French and Mediterranian touch and will be inspired a lot by my favorite designer, the super chic Oscar de la Renta.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Order Update for Christine

The grey suit jacket is finally done, and here's your shopping bag. It will be on its way to your place Monday morning, and it should be there 2 - 3 days from Monday. I will email you the confirmation number either tonight or tomorrow morning.

I hope you enjoy the garment, you are very sweet and kind and it's been such a pleasure working with you. I am looking forward to doing it again, so comeback anytime Christine :).

Friday, October 12, 2007

Order Update for Christine

This is the grey suit jacket I'm working on for Christine. The collars are in, and all I gotta do is just to hem the bottom part of the jacket and put some buttons in, and do some pressing here and there. Hopefully it all can be done today :).

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fabric Shopping for 2008 Collection

Last weekend I did some fabric shopping for my 2008 collection. I will post the pictures of the fabric tomorrow, hopefully.

It was so much fun, I can't wait to mess with those fabrics. I've been doing lots of sketches here and there. I hope I have enough time to sew some of them. I know I'm planning to make at least just one one of a kind holiday dress to be auctioned off next week, I hope I can fulfill my own deadline for the auction.

Order Update For Danielle

I finally finished the brown dress for Danielle. I put it in a package about a couple of hours ago, and it will be shipped tomorrow morning, and I will email the confirmation number either tonight or tomorrow morning.

Thanks a bunch Danielle, it's been a pleasure working for you, you are such a sweetheart. I am soooo looking forward to doing it again in the future. Comeback anytime girl! :)


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Order Update for Christine

Here's the grey suit jacket update I'm working on for Christine. The lining and the sleeves are in, I just need to put the back and front colar, finish the hem and put the buttons and the button's holes. I think it should be able to be done in 3 - 4 days top, and then it will be on its way to Christine :).

Order Update for Danielle

Here's the update for the brown dress I'm working on for Danielle. I just need to hem the bottom part of the skirt and the lining, and put the button on the back. It should be done in a couple of days and it would be on its way to Danielle :).

Friday, October 5, 2007

Sneak Peek

I will be joining Haute Couture For Kids "Runway Inspired II" design launch on Ebay this Sunday. I'm going to list these 2 sets. They are also part of my second online trunk show sale on Ebay. These sets are inspired by Dior's grass green tiered dress and Valentino's white jacket. Just click the link to see the inspiration sets.



And don't you just love my model "M"? She is just soooo cute and adorable. Her photographer mom Joyce is one talented artist and photographer. Both are such a joy to work with. If you need great photographs for you and your family, she's your girl.

Just click here to go to her website.

And click here to go to her blog.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Grey Suit Jacket

This is the grey suit jacket I'm working on for Christine. Inspired by one of the pieces of Michael Kors from his 2007 fall/winter ready to wear collection. He has some grey suit jacket for women in that collection, and the first time I saw it, it makes me want to make the little girl's version of it. And of course I put some puffy sleeves on the jacket, puffy sleeves has been very popular this year for children clothing, and it's still going to be big next year as seen in Pitti Bimbo 2008 trends fashion shows.

This jacket is made out of suiting fabric, fully lined, and I just love the buttons in this jacket, they were made in Italy.

It took me a couple of days to make the pattern and cut the fabric.

Just like the brown paisley dress, the jacket is still in the very early stage of construction. No lining and sleeves yet.

Check back in few days for more updates. :)

Brown Paisley Dress

This is the dress I'm working on for Danielle. Inspired by a piece of Ralph Lauren's I saw on his 2007 fall/winter ready to wear collection. And this particular neckline is all over fashion magazines like Vogue, etc. And I just have to have to make one dress with this kind of neckline.

This dress is made out of rich brown microsuede fabric. Very nice and soft. The fabric is embroidered with paisley pattern and sequins. I just fell in love with this fabric the first time I saw it.

Anyway, I finished making the pattern a couple of days ago, and then the cutting of the fabric the other day.

This is still in the early stage, no lining yet and the side seams hasn't been sewn yet. I will work on the dress some more today :).

Check back in few days for more updates.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I got my design inspirations from a lot of stuff, from music, movies, people, my favorite designers, etc. Dior, Valentino, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, are just some of my favorite designers.

I love how modern, sophisticated, and clean cut Versace's garments are. And Oscar de la Renta's are so chic and French and couture, and who doesn't love sexy and romantic pieces by Valentino?

Meanwhile I also love Audrey Hepburn's taste for fashion. Her clothing were so chic, couture, and timeless. Sometimes when I design something, I ask my self, if Audrey Hepburn was a little girl, what would she wear?

Everytime I watch 50's and 60's movies, I always find my self staring at the garments the movie stars wore and trying to figure out how to make the patterns and sew them. I always admire how elegant, glamorous, and perfectly tailored those garments were.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Online Trunk Show Sale

I just had my first online trunk show sale on ebay. It's where people will have a chance to get george gabrielle couture garment using our introductory price.

Since this is my first online trunk show sale, I only listed a couple of garment as a test. I was happily surprised that both garments were sold out.

I will have some more online trunk show sale on ebay next week, and looking forward to seeing how it goes. :)

The garments above were that ones that's sold out.