What most people are not aware of is that a lot of dress styles are not new but instead reflect vintage styles. If you can find the right silhouette most of the time you can alter the pattern just enough to make the dress look like its inspiration. I was honored to be asked to make […]
We know how to celebrate the spring strawberry harvest around here! My motto is, every event, holiday and special occasion is dress making time!
I love a challenge and while on our road trip to Ann Arbor I found this beautiful fabric called, Flower, Strawberry and Panda by Cotton Kobayashi. The fabric was imported from Japan and […]
When googling swimwear I find articles with titles like Coping with Body Image, Swimsuits for Women Over 40, Amazon’s 21 Best Sellers, Why Women Will Not Wear Swimsuits, How Not to Look Old in a Swimsuit (leave it to Oprah) and Best Day to Buy a Swimsuit (It’s June 8th according to that article). With […]
Novelty prints are so much fun to wear because they scream, hey I like this. Whether it be fabric with pizza, dogs, tacos, cats, unicorns, beer or licensed prints they can spark conversion. A lot of my events are in the summer where I can be found sewing outside at festivals. I have been making […]
Why all the stress of winter clothing? Well, winter clothing is a challenge because buying winter fabric costs more money than summer fabric. You will need time to plan so you don’t waste. I have a bunch of mismatch outfits from not planning and just buying fabric I like. Knowing what looks good on you […]
Making winter clothes doesn’t have to be such a bore and a struggle with a handmade wardrobe. In 2013 I went with a cute Star Trek look with little mod 1960s dresses, leggings and boots. In 2014 I went Game of Thrones, long and flowing dresses that were loose enough to wear thermals under every […]
Every year for prom I see the most popular dresses because I provide alterations to the public. This year the most popular dress was the two piece dress. The main photo is just one I altered this year. I love it when customs send me pictures to share! It’s the best flattery. Regular alterations for a […]
Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite treats. To celebrate spring and freshly grown strawberries I make a “wow” red dress every year. Most dresses sell before I get to wear them but I love making them and this years was no exception.
With this years dress I wanted to try something new with sweater knit. […]
This has been another amazing week! I was sworn into the Kettering Arts Council, asked to teach and promote the “Makers Kit” at Wright Memorial Library, and approved to make 1910 period costumes for Carillons Historical park’s Culp’s Cafe. I also pitched my idea to have a class at the Patterson Homestead House to Carillon and […]