(Image above: Revisiting Blacktown Hospital, where I did chemotherapy and radiation therapy. They folded 1,000 paper cranes for World Cancer Day.) On Tuesday the 29th of May, 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I went through 4 rounds/8 sessions of ABVD chemotherapy. I stayed in the hospital for 8 days in September [...]
Hey everyone! It's long overdue but this is my first fashion sewing project for the year and post cancer! I wanted to tackle something I haven't done yet so I decided on a romper. This would also be my first sewing project using my new machine. Let's check out the process below.
Hey everyone! It's been a while but I'm back and with good news... I'M CANCER FREE!!! I haven't really had the proper chance to reflect on being in remission, but I'll write up a blog post soon once I've fully processed it. It still doesn't feel real! I got the news that I was cancer [...]
If you follow this blog enough, you'll definitely know that this year has been crazy for me! But I just wanted to write this post to look back on my original plans for this blog, how these plans changed, my sewing achievements and my goals for Dressmaking Diary in 2019. The original planMy very first [...]
Summer is finally here in Australia! If you know me, you'd know that my summer staples are shorts. I never get tired of shopping for a new pair of shorts! That's why I decided to sew a summer-y pair of shorts to add to my wardrobe.
Because I lost my hair due to chemo, I've been wearing head wraps. Although I was never one to wear head wraps and turbans before, I've really come to love the look now. It's given me the chance to embrace the boho style and so I decided to sew a boho-inspired skirt to complete the look.
Crimes of Grindlewald comes out this week and one of my most popular posts on this blog is the Harry Potter Gryffindor Robe. As I was sewing it, the biggest trouble I had was that the lining kept rolling! A seamstress named Denise helped me fix up this problem. I just wanted to share what [...]