Sewing

Tree Dress

Tree Dress

I got this great vintage fabric on Ebay. I used a vintage pattern as well. It had a back zipper, but I found the fabric had enough stretch to eliminate it. I felt it needed a little something else so I added some studs on […]

Marble Pencil Skirt

Marble Pencil Skirt

Just got a nice new camera and had a nice time in Central Park taking pictures with my boyfriend. I have quite a few projects piled up that I haven’t taken pictures of so hopefully more to follow. I’ve had this fabric from the $1.99 […]

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: The Top

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: The Top

I start working on the bodice by sewing the lace and underlining together. When I make a dart or a seam, the edges will be hidden under the underlining rather than showing through the lace. I am not going to stitch the darts permanently until […]

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: The Skirt

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: The Skirt

Now that I have finished the seams on both of the skirts, I have to sew them together. I made a loose stitch along the top edge to keep them lined up together while I make the pleats. The skirt is now so big it […]

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Lace

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Lace

I am now working on lace skirt of Adele’s wedding dress. The lace itself is very special. It is from my late great aunt who worked in the lace and textile mills in West Warick. I inherited several huge barrels of lace a few years […]

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Satin

Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Satin

I have been given the honor of making a wedding dress for my dear friend, Adele. I am going to be sharing some of the process here. The dress is going to be a tea length vintage inspired lace dress. We ended up going with […]