Whoa what a project this was! My husband Jeffrey is the master brewer for Yellow Springs Brewery and recently they rebranded their cans with awesome art by Don Pendleton. I thought these cans would make a beautiful dress for an upcoming juried art show to be held at Rosewood Art Centre. My husband thought I was crazy when […]
Pants and Jeans have always been four letter words for me! Why are pants so hard to sew? Why are some of the best seamsters so scared to take on the challenge? The actual sewing part of pants is really easy, it’s all the fit issues that make them so hard.
I learned my fit issues with pants […]
I am on the brink of the biggest Up-cycle project to date, the beer can dress, which brings me here today.
A little back story before we begin. As a child my mother didn’t believe in buying anything new. I was 16 with 2 baby sisters and all of the extra money my family had went […]
Do you love recycling, up cycling, remaking or refashioning? I put a call out to my friends with studios to ask if they would host me last summer and the first one to respond was Glenda Miles, owner of Creative Communion in Middletown’s, Pendleton Art Center. Glenda suggested a class for the T-Skirt. A T-Skirt […]
Last week was another awesome week, although it went by fast! My website launch is getting down to the wire. Make sure you don’t miss my Virtual Launch Party. It’s going to be free, fun, have prizes and it’s all online! No need to go anywhere!
Let’s take a quick look at my Princess Di inspired dress and […]
Here comes Monday again and I’m here to talk about my strawberry snowball quilt failure. Here is how it all started!
It’s not a secret that I don’t really quilt, but when I saw a demonstration […]
Depression Era Dress Replica, Birth of my Solids Challenge and Curt Dalton’s Book, Made do or Did Without
Let’s start with the depression era dress, although I also want to talk about how this dress birthed my 2016 solids challenge and Dayton historian Curt Dalton’s book about the depression'”Made Do or Did Without”.
In 2012 one of my students gave me this tattered depression era dress.
This is one of the easiest dresses I have ever made on my serger! Don’t despair if you do not have a serger you can use your sewing machine with the zig zag stitch and it will work fine. Here is how I did it…..
Pattern hacking is simply a new term for altering a pattern. It’s the happy way to say alterations done to an existing pattern to get a new look.
A few summers ago I made a custom romper using this pattern. I added to the design special features for medical tubes and such.