An Anniversary HoBag Giveaway: Part 1 {CLOSED}

foggydress_hobag_sienna It’s been one year since I began blogging at Foggy Dress, and I wanted to do a nice giveaway to a few of you readers! I’m giving away a this beauty, who started out as a vintage blouse:foggydress_hobag_siennafoggydress_hobag_sienna  And turned into an awesome HoBag:foggydress_hobag_siennafoggydress_hobag_siennafoggydress_hobag_siennafoggydress_hobag_sienna I sewed on a thrift store belt ^^ and I’m loving the look.

I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and like to make sure it’s sturdy and will last. This bag took about 5-6 hours to make, from figuring out the design, to cutting it, to messing up and starting over, to figuring out how it all sews together, to…

foggydress_hobag_sienna …the finished product 🙂 FINALLY!

 Enter to win this ^^ HoBag named “Sienna” (my friend Anna chose the name!) by doing one of the following:

  • share this blog post giveaway on Facebook & then leave a comment here saying you’ve entered OR
  • share via Instagram: take a screen shot of one of the pictures above ^^, tag me on insta (@hanaleilei) with the hash tag #FoggyDressSienna. Leave me a comment on my profile, to let me know you entered.

Today & tomorrow’s giveaways will go until Friday January 17 at midnight. I’ll announce the winners Monday morning! Thanks for sharing and good luck!

hugs, hanalei.

Hello Weekend: HoBags & Resumes

foggydress_hobag_material Hi folks! Check out these awesome shirts I got a while back, from a thrift store! They are perfect HoBag making material, and that’s what I’ll be up to this weekend. Although, I am tempted to re-fashion them into something… but too late, they’re already cut up and en-route to the sewing machine.

I am also re-vamping my resume because it’s been a while since I changed up the formatting. I was looking for a little inspiration, when I came across these funky resumes online:

dd2dee49 ^^ it looks like a Twitter account! ^^ef58e9f1 ^^ this had to have taken a very. long. time. to make. ^^
a5235393 ^^ Would YOU turn your Facebook account into a CV Resume?? ^^

Have you seen these before? They definitely inspired me, albeit they’re a little over the top, but what do you think? Is this the kind of resume that can only be used in the Arts/Media world? Would you go this kind of direction with yours?

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, wherever you and whatever you’re up to. Check back next week for a few giveaways!

hugs all around, hanalei.

a HObag named Flora

hobags_florahobags_flora I’ve decided to start naming my HObags.

This one is named Flora for obvious reasons.

(Psst– If you are new to the blog and don’t know what a HObag is, read this)

hobags_flora hobags_flora ^^ (gorgeous fabric) ^^

I picked up this blouse at a thrift store in Utah, when we were visiting family over summer vacation. Since all HObags are made from thrifted clothing/items, I am constantly stopping at thrift stores, espeically when I’m traveling.

hobags_florahobags_flora I made the braided handle out of the sleeves of the blouse. The bottom of the blouse was sewn with a scrunchy border that I almost overlooked, until my Aunt (the seamstress) gestured toward it and asked “will this be the opening of the bag?”

Uhhh…of course!

I am so happy to be surrounded by such creative people.

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hobags_flora_foggydressHope you liked this Flora HObag 🙂     -hugs, hanalei

Make a DRESS from a BIG TEE! + tutorial

foggydress_tee I’m going to be honest here. I love big, oversized tees and sweaters. My PJ’s are just some extra-large printed shirts that I found at the GAP for $5. I sometimes run little errands in them and hope that I don’t run into anyone I know (so far I’ve had great luck with that!). So when I saw this big tee at Walmart for only $3, I of course wanted it for some new bedtime attire. Then I thought, why not sew it into something that is super comfy, but can be “dressed up” (so glad hight waisted belts are in!) so I can actually wear it in public??

foggydress_tee Here’s a fun tutorial on how to DIY your very own Big Tee Dress. Feel free to snooze in it all night long, and then run out to the grocery store in the morning. No one will ever know!

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