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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 […]

New User Interface

New User Interface

Finally updated the user interface on my website. I am very pleased with it. I figured out some JavaScript, I installed some PHP, I coded complicated buttons in ActionScript 3, and check it out on how it looks on your phone! Now hopefully in the […]

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 […]

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 […]