Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New projects!

Inspired in part by the Sretsis Satin Slipper dress and the Alice Mccall After Hours dress, here is my Elysium dress :) I finished it over two days, sometimes projects just crystallize in my mind so quickly and  come together perfectly, sometimes I start projects only to finish them months later. It's lined in the bodice, has front and back darts and does up by a button with a loop and a zip in back. I'm so excited to wear this during the hot Summer :) Head on over to my tumblr for an embarrassing video of me twirling around in my dress haha

Also a note to my dear readers, at some point I'm going to delete this blog because at the present I no longer make/sell clothes under amourette by amie mai :( I recently found out there's already an amorette label that gets stocked in melbourne (slight spelling difference but I don't want anyone to get mixed up about the two). So it's back to the drawing board with coming up with a name. Any suggestions are welcome because nothing has really stuck with me yet :(

Thanks again to everyone who follows and has commented! It really means the world to me!

x Amie

Friday, June 10, 2011

Amourette in Press!

"Tired of scouring stores for vintage-inspired pieces? We’ve rounded up some of the best.
These four designers have crafty skills aplenty, which they put to good use creating whimsical little handmade numbers with chiffon, lace, silk, crochet, scalloped hems, heart cut-outs, floral prints and pastel colours; encapsulating everything the fanciful young lady adores....

Amourette by Amie Mai
Melbournite Amie Mai takes requests for fabric/colours for her trademark heart-cut out dresses. Sydney blogger Jess Loves Fred has been spotted sporting an Amourette sparrow themed outfit. Although Amie is currently on exchange, she will be resuming orders upon her return."

I got a feature on the Yen blog in their "Best Online Boutiques" post! Thanks Emma for the heads up and thanks Bonita for the lovely write up! :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

blossom baby

The fabric was from Spotlight and cost about $15, the HUGE floral print and bright colours really caught my eye (at first I had this earmarked for a pair of high waisted shorts). It does up in the back with push-buttons, while the black glittery ones I found in a tin at home are just for decoration. I like wearing it on its own, but a skinny belt helps to separate top and bottom a bit better. I'm so happy with how my pattern turned out (drafted it myself!), I can't wait to try it again in different fabrics! I'm thinking a black silk dupion for evening's out!

x Amie

Monday, January 3, 2011

bonne annee

hey guys!

hope everybody had a merry christmas and a fun and safe new year's eve. may all good things come to you this 2011. i for one am definitely looking forward to this year being the year of adventure, being in new york for 6 months i doubt i'll have a boring moment :) sadly though i won't be taking my sewing machine with me as its just too much of a hassle and with all the things i want to do while i'm there, it leaves very little time in the way of making dresses. i'm off on the 10th and i'm so busy right now catching up with my friends saying teary goodbyes and organising all my travel stuff thus i can't take any orders until i get back, and even then, who knows? i might come back from ny with the idea that my goal in life is to become an olympic ice skater (highly unlikely given my complete lack of coordination and balance but still). i'd like to thank everybody who's commented on this blog and bought a dress, it's been so heartwarming to interact with all of you and see people excited about handmade things! everyone's support has given me so much confidence and made me believe that you don't have to approach your dreams in leaps and bounds, but in little steps and that its okay to take your time. i'm hardly the best dressmaker or designer or seamstress, but i get closer with every skill i master and each new design i put to paper. so, thanks for all the good vibes :) if you want you can keep in touch with my regular personal/style blog heartbeats, intimidation or follow my travel tumblr that i'm sharing with my bff who's going on exchange in sweden at the same time: newyorktosweden.

xx amie