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Linen and Butterflies

This dress started with the fabric. It was an unexpected find at my local JoAnn Fabrics. A lovely linen and cotton blend with some pretty butterflies winking at me was just too fabulous to leave...

A Mad Tea-Party

I adore Halloween.  Not for the candy or crazy parties, but simply because it is the perfect excuse for the little girl inside me to dress up!   Although I have no problem wearing crinolines in my...

Polka Dot Obsession

I have always been a huge fan of the shirt-dress. The simple silhouette never seems to go out of style and the creative options are endless.   But this particular pattern is not your average...

Emerald Green Gown

This gown is the culmination of my sewing skills to date.  It took many, many hours of construction, not to mention the years of inspiration and redesign.  And I am thrilled with the...

Snow White

Pattern Description: Misses Snow White and Cinderella Disney Princess Costumes. The pattern includes a dress, cape, and collar pieces, along with instruction to cover a purchased headbandBodice...

Vintage Vogue Gown

Pattern Description: Vintage Vogue Model, Original 1948 Design, Close-fitting dress, evening-length, has shoulder pads, front extending into single-layered drape (wrong side shows), inset, front...

Springtime Sherbet Dress

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This dress is a part of my continuing attempt to use my vast stash of fabric as opposed to buying every new print that catches...

Mad Men inspired Holiday Suit

Teal Cotton Velvet Holiday Suit, inspired by the fabulous fashion vixens of Mad Men I decided to make a dressier version of one.

I Love Lucy

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 For Halloween this year, I decided to go as Mrs. Lucy Ricardo, and my trusty side-kick, Valentino, went as Ricky Ricardo he...

Linen Vintage-Styled Sundress

A vintage inspired sundress (vintage vogue 2960), made of embroidered linen with full, pleated skirt.  Fully lined, with pink bound-buttonholes to match the embroidered flowers. Perfect for a...

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway "Vintage Lingerie"

I found the most beautiful silk slip at a local antique store a couple of years ago. It has a few issues, but the hand embroidered edges are incredible. I am completely in awe every time I look at it! It certainly bears little resemblance to anything found in store today. Vintage lingerie is almost too beautiful to hide under clothing, and I would love to learn more about it!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations"

I would love to learn more about Schiaparelli's sewing techniques and inspirations - how exactly does one come up with a shoe as a hat! And what I wouldn't give to have access to some of those fabulous prints that walk down the Prada runway!

Re: And the Winner of the 2012 SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge is...

Thank you so very much, Threads! I can't wait to start working on my next vintage pattern!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

Oh how I wish that the Met exhibit would tour to San Francisco so I could drool over the pieces in person!

I love how McQueen pushes me out of my fashion comfort zone - and I cannot imagine how stunning that book must be!

Re: The Winner of the Threads Ultimate Sewing Challenge sponsored by BERNINA is...

Thank you to Threads and Bernina for sponsoring this challenge! I was honored to be selected as one of the finalists, and am beyond thrilled to find out that I am the winner!

And I would like to give a shout out to all of the fantastic entries – I hope I inspired you half as much as you all inspire me.

My sewing machine will be thrilled to hear that she is going to get a well-deserved break/vacation/retirement – I am not sure how you measure the “age” of a machine, but I would hazard a guess that if she was an automobile, there would be at least 150,000 miles on the odometer, perhaps more . . .

Thanks again, especially to everyone who voted!

P.S. “LuvThreadsMagazine,” you are too funny!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Couture Sewing Techniques" by Claire B. Shaeffer

Ooh, what a fabulous book to add to the library!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco

Draping is the one sewing technique that continues to intimidate me, so much so that I have never tried it. However, the potential creative possibilities continue to taunt me . . . one of these days I will take on the challenge.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s"

What a fabulous book! The 40s and 50s are two of my favorite fashion decades, although the 40s are in the top spot these days simply because I don't have enough closet space for too many more full skirts and petticoats!