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Berwyn, AL, US

craft interests: fashion, restyle, sewing

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Member Since: 10/25/2011

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Perseverance Dress

This dress has been a PROJECT (all caps absolutely earned). I started in the fall and then took it all apart and started again in the spring (problems included a conflicted underlining and an...

Black Wedding Dress

This was my first wedding dress, and I love that it was non-traditional!  You can read more about the dress (and see more photos) on my blog:

McCall's 6408

You can read about the adjustments I made to this pattern (and see more photos!) in my blog post:

Copying RTW Jersey Tops

A client asked me to copy two of her favorite RTW jersey tops.  I used the method outlined in the book Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit.  You can read more about the process in my blog...

Gertie Wiggle Dress in Wool

I loved making this dress!  I used a number of couture techniques from Susan Khalje's craftsy course.  You can read more about the process and see more photos in my blog...

Black & White Pencil Skirt - Studio Faro Worksheet

I drafted this pencil skirt using the Studio Faro Worksheet - I highly recommend it!  You can find the worksheet...

Variation on Simplicity 2580

This is one of my favorite knit dress patterns and I've made several variations on it.  In this variation, I lengthened the bodice and added a waist/back band.  For more photos and information...

Vogue 8787 - Stripes!

I had some fun playing around with stripes in this version of Vogue 8787. Please visit my blog post for more photos and information!

PoldaPop's Midwest Evening Wear - Ultimate Sewing Challenge!

I decided to make something that would be warm enough for fall/winter evening wear in the Midwest since I am no longer 18 and willing to walk around in something flimsy! The fabric for these pieces...

recent comments

Re: Perseverance Dress

Thanks, BJ & Sadie!

Re: Vote for the Winner of the 2014 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

I'm so happy to have been picked as a finalist - Thank you Threads & SewStylish! I love all of the garments, and there's such a range represented here. Thank you for hosting the contest and good luck, Everyone!

Re: Simple Little Dark Blue Dress with vintage twist

Beautiful! This really caught my eye!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: The Best of Threads Fitting

Oh, this will be so helpful! My biggest personal issue is my shoulders/upper back, but I also make clothes for other people so I always have new challenges to face! Thank you for publishing this and for offering up a free copy!

Re: Book and DVD Giveaway: Claire B. Shaeffer's "Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques"

Where to begin??? I'd like my hand stitches to be more invisible, I'd like my seams to be be less bulky, I'd like my garments to look as good on the inside as they do on the out, and I'd like to learn more about using boning, interfacing, and underlining to make my garments keep their shape. I'd LOVE a copy of this book - thanks for offering one up to us readers!

Re: Book Giveaway: Summer Mystery Reading for the Sewing Enthusiast

I love to read but I've been in a bit of a reading slump this summer. Maybe some page-turning mysteries that involve my (other) favorite activity would get me back on track. Thank you for offering these books!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

Yay! I have one of the Colette patterns (Sencha) and I'd love to have more in their style. Please???!!!