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  • Which Party Fabrics are Best for Your Special Occasion?

    From satins and silks to velvets, brocades, and lace, the key to a fancy frock is all in the textile.

  • 50th Anniversary

    I needed a new dress for both our parents 50th Anniversary in the summer.  I love purple and found this pretty lacey fabric with gorgeous beading.  I used the scalloped…

  • pretty silk blouse

    I saw this blouse in the store made from satin, but I preffered a nice silk fabric.  I embellished the neckline with sew on jewels, and tied off the bottom…

  • emerald princess

    A friend brought me a piece of green tafetta from a trip to Thailand.  I was going to a formal event, and wanted to use it.  Since there was not…

  • Silk Christening Outfits for Twins

    When my Husband and I asked very good friends what to get for thier new fraternal Grandtwins, his daughter (Mommy) asked me to make Christening outfits for them.  Mommy just…

  • Scarlet silk evening gown

    this plus-sized evening gown is made of a soft, washable silk/cotton blend (www.fabric.com).  I omitted interfacing and interlined throughout with silk organza. The lining is bemburg, attached...

  • Emaual Ungaro Teal Velvet jacket

    This French silk cut velvet jacket is an OOP Emanual Ungaro Vogue pattern which took many years to bring to completion. Cutting it out was a difficult task as there…

  • First granddaughter’s wedding dress

    I recently had the honor of making a wedding dress for my first granddaughter, Brittany Blount Chemin.  I used Duchess Satin and silk organdy to construct the main part of…

  • Fancy Fabric Silk Suit

    The inspiration for this suit is the beautiful accordion pleated silk dupioni that I used for the collar and at the bottom of the skirt. I found a matching burmese…

  • Sequined Jacket

    I created this jacket from royal blue sequin fabric and lined it with two layers of royal blue polyester.  I used a medium weight interfacing for the stiffness needed.  I…