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Textiles have been a life long passion. It began at a very young age with fabric scraps from my mother's sewing projects & the desire to create has only increased over time.

I have had the pleasure of working with clients for the past 3 decades. It has brought me invaluable experience in design, pattern drafting & construction techniques with a variety of textiles - from formal to active wear.

Historical fashions are, quite simply, mesmerizing to me, as they embody the grace & elegance of embellishment and incredible detail. I enjoy designing with the flavour of "times past" and hope to inspire the joy of creating/sewing in others.

Join me in the journey with textiles and patterning on my blog

craft interests: holidays, sewing, patterns

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Member Since: 10/18/2011

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BJD - Spring Goddess

A hint of fantsty in this latest BJD outfit, inspired by the first few days of spring.  It was made with my new pattern Agrippina.  The skirt is a flowing chiffon & the bodice is a...

Men's Victorian Stocking Pattern

A new Victorian stocking pattern just for HIM ... "Lord Vertholomew" ... formal & masculine, featuring a soft & elegant velvet cuff. During this era, Velvet was often seen as an accent in men's coat...

Stocking pattern with a Stiletto Heel

Beautifully feminine modern stocking design with a lace body, scallops along the upper edge & down at the toe.  Featuring a corset style trim on the front ending in a bow at the...

Introducing Rococolette!

A Rococo stocking design featuring the ornate embellishments from 18th century fashion.  Undulating curves of Ruching & a Court for Marie Antoinette!

Chiffon Flower Tutorial

Make a chiffon flower from leftover fabric & those bits of irregular pieces from cutting out a pattern.   See Tutorial on


Recicules made of Silk Dupioni, featuring embroidery & beading.   See details in "Handmade & Available" on

Wine Gift Bag

Round gift bag pattern perfect for wine bottles (Classic) or Ice Wine (Slim bag), round candles, Jars of preserves, or difficult to wrap items  …

Heart Gift Bag

Heart Gift Bag Pattern ... Perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Weddings, Birthdays or any special occasion to make your loved one feel extra special. It looks stunning with a gift peeking out...

Victorian Christmas Stocking

My Victorian Stocking is made of Rose Taffeta & a Burgundy Velvet for the shoe.  Features scalloped trims & covered buttons that match the shoe.  Added scrollwork beading. Pattern is available at...

Christmas Stocking High Heel Boot

I designed this stocking for the femme fatal in all of us... It is made with a black lace over a fuschia satin with a pleated satin cuff & velvet accents at the ankle & the high heel.  I added...