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VCC Grad Show

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I still remember how nervous I was when I first met VCC fashion coordinator, Judy Ho during an interview two years ago. back then I had no sewing background. I did not even know what an industrial sewing machine looked like. All I had was couples portrait drawings and a passion for fashion. But today I have created my own collection!!! I’ve learned so much in these two years; and the most valuable lesson is: Never ever give up your dream.

Here are the five looks I made for my grad show:

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Inspiration: Traffic
Fabric: Wool melton, vinyl, denim, knit

All pieces designed and sewn by Mi Huynh
Photo by Austen Chan

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Strapless Peplum Dress

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I rarely wear strapless. It’s not that I don’t like strapless garment. It’s because I could hardly find a strapless top or dress that does not fall off my XXS body. So I decided to make my own strapless dress 🙂

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I do not own the pattern. This is from Simplicity. However, I made some changes on centre back of the peplum pieces. The pattern instructions said to attach the invisible zipper to all layers on centre back including skirt layer, upper peplum layer, and lower peplum layer.  I made small changes here by attaching zipper to skirt CB only; and I used snaps to close the peplums.

Here’s what I meant 🙂

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So when I wear it, I zip up the zipper from dress bottom to top; after that I close the snaps on lower peplum and then upper peplum. It takes more time to wear but looks way nicer than having the peplums sucked into the zipper.

Peplum Rocks! ♥

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Congratulations to my lucky girl friend who has a same waist size as me! Three days before her birthday, I decided to make her a peplum skirt, which is now a hot trend and can be seen anywhere during this season of spring/summer 2013!

Front:

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Back:

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I spent a total of three nights to make this (I thought I could finish this in 1 night because it looks pretty simple! Haha!). One night to draft, one night to sew, and one night to hand finished all the raw edges and hem, since I want the skirt looks more like high-end fashion and I’m against visible serged edges. Lots of work but it’s worth it! 🙂

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Maybe I should make one for myself to wear this season too! 😀