Sew Sweet

March 31, 2009

My sewing machine has been acting quite friendly and here are a couple of the more recent results of such acts of kindness.


I was soon to be attending wedding in Tegus and I insisted on a strapless dress with boning. I wanted it in a cheesy pink because I never went to prom. I had to torture myself with little food so the zipper would close. I didn’t get ONE decent picture of me in the dress, so please ignore the face. It did not come out quite as planned. Next morning, sisters and I hopped on a bus back home.


Before I continue, let me formally introduce you to Diana. I have already talked about her before. Youngest sister, trouble, flaming red hair. I love her with ALL my heart! However, I am SO not kidding on the ‘trouble’ part.


I am trying to beat my sewing instructor’s time record for making a skirt, and Diana gets to keep my trials. Here’s her favorite. She wore it to school today. As for me and my recent purchases let me emphasize ONCE more on one word: thrifting! I was going to come up with a (darn good) excuse like “I’m on a budget so I thrift”, and I am on a budget but please: I thrift because I LOVE it. Period.


Dress and onesie: both thrifted, super cheap!

La Ceiba is INCREDIBLY HOT right now. Skimpy clothes and the beach are pretty much requirements for summer survival (we have two seasons down here, rainness and summer, and I make words up during both). So anyway, when thrifting, I keep that in mind.

vintage-inspired-outfitHigh-waist shorts and shirt: both thrifted.

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  • cynditercero87 April 22, 2009 at 3:03 am


  • Ms. Match April 22, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I just found your blog and I love it! You’ve got a great sense of style and cute writing style. I also love doing DIy projects as I also live in a 3rd world country and as u know budgets and options r quite limited, so please keep on posting ur DIY projects! Would be lovely if we could exchange links! Mine is http://www.sashandblush.blogspot.com

  • Ania April 22, 2009 at 8:56 am

    ahh you’re back! ;D your sister is the cutest little thing ever and you look so pretty in that dress :)))

  • Alya April 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Wonderful dress and skirt! Are you planning on opening an Etsy shop?

  • gregoria April 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    hey hey,
    you style is so chic love it. in the bus with the glases like: of course rollin with style!
    love it!!!

  • fashionfilosofy April 22, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    gorgeous clothes Fabi esp loving the one floral one piece and Diana looks cute in yellow and that skirt! wish we had your kinda summer here in ireland!

  • Bianca and Isabella April 23, 2009 at 2:45 am

    love this!


    the crumpet girls

  • La Gringa April 23, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Cute clothes! I’ve been sewing,too, but only curtains and having lots of trouble with miles of sheer fabric.

    BTW, apparently I did not bring those patterns I promised you with me. I can’t find them anywhere. ;-/ I’m so sorry!

  • Diana @ So Fash'on April 24, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    you look amazing!!! as usual! and I adore your pink dress!!! you literally rock it 🙂 <3 :* sending lots of love right back at you :*

  • Aisha April 27, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Te ves preciosa en tu foto de la playa, el vestido es lindísimo. Y tu hermanita me mata, es linda con esas pecas!

  • cocorosa April 28, 2009 at 5:23 am

    ahhh love the pink dress and this last photo is sooooo beautiful!! 🙂

  • Key April 28, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    aww fabi!!
    me encanta tu vestido de bolitas azuul! pero lo que si me mata son tus zapatos… donde consigues zapatos tan trendy en la ceiba?? :O
    que bueno que sigas disenando!
    eres genial! tu vestido rosa te sienta precioso!

    y supongo que tu hermanita herededo su estilo de ti no?
    predicar con el ejemplo, Fabi 😀

    que gusto verte mas seguido por aca!!

    besos 🙂

  • Susan April 28, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    How stylish is your sister! She obviously gets it from you. i love the playsuit, I really need a floral playsuit in my life.

  • Mary-Laure April 29, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Great style! I’d love to know how to sew.

  • Anonymous May 1, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Hola re lindo el blog eh 🙂 .. Me parece barbaro, k al fin alguien haga un fashion blog en Honduras 🙂 …. Yo soii sueca, aunk mis viejos son de centroamerica.. y bueno mi sueno es trabajar con la moda, pk es mi vida 🙂 .. vivo por la moda … Quisiera ir a Honduras, pk kiero darle una voz en el mundo de fashion y ahora k veo k vos estas haciendo algo me alegra mucho 🙂 !! El fashion sueco, esta muii top fashion, tenemos marcas como ACNE, RODEBJER, ODD MOLLY, CARIN WESTER, POUR, Fifth avenue shoe repair, Dagmar, Cheap Monday and so on.. Well idk, if u want a friend from sweden u could add my msn : luthien_took@msn.com

  • Victoria May 2, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Fabi: tenes facebook???
    mira, desde hace ya tiempos vengo leyendo tus blogs y te tengo que confesar que me inspiraste a abrir uno propio 🙂
    yo tmbn soy de hn, de tegus… en fin, seria cool ponernos en contacto si quieres… un abrazo

    ps: mis blogs

  • Victoria May 8, 2009 at 4:13 am

    fabi, can’t seem to find you on fb by name… how about if I give you my email: marge_0201@hotmail.com
    and I agree, it is very exciting finding a honduran that can appreciate alex wang and lara’s gap 😀

  • KIRAFASHION May 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    oh my!
    Did you swe this pink dress?
    So amazing and sexy!
    You got talent girl!
    Keep doing!

    kisses and hugs!
    Thanks for the answer!


  • Eleh May 18, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    yay to not leaving sewing school!
    as always, love the outfits here. your sister is gorgeous and so are you. i guess it runs in the family 😀

  • Tea May 18, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Ahhh love the pink dress and this last photo is so beautiful!!

  • Irma Ortega August 4, 2009 at 3:25 am

    hola he estado viendo tu blog y me gusto mucho y soy de México y siento que me identifico un poco contigo ojala un día de estos puedas ver mi blog.

    Saludos desde México

  • Irma Ortega August 4, 2009 at 3:27 am

    ah y te dejo mi dirección http://fashionistaandmore.blogspot.com/
    el mio es en español ya que mi redacción en ingles no es muy buena aunque en un futuro pienso hacerlo en ambos idiomas

  • Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 4:48 pm


    Ok dont know if you talk spanish, but nevertheless i’ll talk in english too. I´m from mexico and i was just seeing profiles as I usually do… and i have to say i LOVED your profile really! I have always been interested in fashion but after seeing all your desgins it kind of made me get my own screwing machine! Gootta love it! haha Keep it up! 🙂

  • nn July 16, 2010 at 7:51 am

    “I am on a budget but please: I thrift because I LOVE it. period.”


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