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Breezy Village Skirt

Breezy Village Skirt

I made this skirt a few months ago in anticipation of the breezy summer weather. This is some incredible 60’s or 70’s vintage fabric that I got from Ebay. It’s a border print with a little illustrated village along the bottom. It’s a poly knit, […]

Deer Dress

Deer Dress

I found this fabric at my favorite place, Loraine’s in Pawtucket, RI for $1.99 a yard and in 2 colors no less! I had to buy both and wanted to incorporate both into one garment. I sometimes fall prey to this type of situation, where […]

Green Flower Skirt

Green Flower Skirt

This has become one of my favorite patterns. It’s a vintage pencil skirt pattern with side darts instead of seams. This brocade fabric was leftover from another project. I liked the wrong side of the fabric as much as the right side so I decided […]

Parrot Party Skirt

Parrot Party Skirt

I made this skirt from a scarf I bought at H&M. I absolutely loved the fabric design on the scarf but I didn’t really wear lightweight scarves like that very often and It was a shame that the parrots couldn’t really be seen with the […]

Vintage Fur Remake – Part 2

Vintage Fur Remake – Part 2

Here is my final actual factual leopard scarf, as detailed in the previous post. Haters welcome from both sides. I wanted to just take one picture of it on and ended up having a little Cindy Sherman moment. I set up some party lights I […]

Vintage Fur Remakes

Vintage Fur Remakes

I was recently given a wonderful box of old fur collars and such from my grandmother. There’s mink, Persian lamb, and right on top a piece of actual factual leopard. Now of course, this is awful. This poor thing once proudly leaped about the jungle […]

50 Years in the Making Skirt

50 Years in the Making Skirt

I always find the most wonderful things in my grandmother’s basement. On my last trip home I unearthed 3 unfinished sewing projects began long before I was even born. They were all nearly done and were on track to fit me perfectly. I decided to […]

Striped Vintage Top with Back Buttons

Striped Vintage Top with Back Buttons

I made this top quite some time ago from a remnant piece of $1.99 fabric. The pattern is a vintage top from the 50’s. It had a side invisible zipper but I wanted big buttons down the back. I found some nice big pearl ones […]

Adele’s Wedding Dress

Adele’s Wedding Dress

My friend Adele had a lovely wedding and I had the honor of making the dress. I have chronicled a bit of the process in some previous posts and here is the final result. The dress is made of vintage lace from my great aunt’s […]

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Some Final Details

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Some Final Details

I had originally been posting on this as I progressed so Adele could watch as her dress developed and so I could share some techniques, but a major flood in my apartment curtailed this documentation. I had to just focus on finishing. This post is […]