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Beavette | Posted in Photo Gallery on

This was the most fun I have had in making dresses for a gala event in a long time. I designed and made the dress for the head of the organization and I also designed and made the dress for the entertainment.(which was an exotic monkey/primate company)Instead of getting paid in cash for these garments, I was given tickets to the gala and boy was it worth it. The final value of the tickets ended up being $600.


  1. GailAnn | | #1


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    ThreadKoe | | #2

    WOW and WOW! Love the sparkly finish on the brown and ivory dress. It adds such a nice touch. The tiger stripe is one sexy number! Cathy

  3. rodezzy | | #3

    Oh how beautifully you design and sew.  I love both dresses.  It must have been so much fun.  When you create something from your own hands and it comes out so great, there is a mountain of satisfaction inside you.  Nothing is so rewarding, nothing feels so good.  No matter what the talent is.  And you dear lady are so very talented.

    Great work.  Sounds like you had fun at the gala. 

    1. Beavette | | #4

      Thank you all so much, I really did enjoy making these. They were a draped garment fit, which gives you more options in creativity, because you are not dwelling on a pattern, you have the freedom to be spontaneous. It is something every seamstress should try. I forgot to mention that I made matching tiger striped diaper covers for the monkeys, and that was a first for me. They turned out so cute. Now I think that this would be a very cute idea for a baby gift. Jungle diaper covers for the wild child.....Imagine the look on peoples faces at a baby shower when they see cute little jungle covers.....made by you....Try it ladies, people love gifts like this.

      Edited 6/12/2008 9:56 am ET by Beavette

      1. GailAnn | | #5

        When making cotton recieving blankets for young mothers, I often make one or two of the flannel contour diapers, using the blanket fabric for the outermost layer to match.  Not so many young mothers use cloth diapers any more, but every mother can appreciate having a couple arround the house for an emergency.  Gail

        1. Beavette | | #6

          This is true, I know that in California where I live it gets very hot during the summer and there are always parents out there who dress their babies in only diapers. :( I think a nice alternative would be to cover the disposable diaper with a diaper cover for looks more so than protection. I used cloth for the first month with both my babies, but it is dying out because the new modern disposables are so good, they just don't let babies skin get moist. (Diaper rash is a thing of the past).... good for baby....bad for the landfills. Unfortunately we can't please everyone on this earth and protect the environment at the same time.

          Edited 6/12/2008 1:54 pm ET by Beavette

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    VKStitcher | | #7

    Wow!  You did a fantastic job.  The styles seem to suit the women perfectly.

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