I’m out of the gate and up and running in my new studio and with the launch of my website coming soon.
My first project of the new year was to replicate an A-Line chiffon dress. Since I do not really have a magic wand and I’m a sewing teacher I will tell you a few of my […]
My favorite kind of dress to make is a replica. It’s such a fun challenge and I don’t mind when they are not perfect because I know nothing ever is perfect. This dress was no exception although overall I love the dress. Below is my inspiration photo.
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…..
For my 2nd solids challenge I wanted to learn more heirloom skills and since I am addicted to the 1920s styles I wanted to make a little something like this.
Inspiration screen shot photo
\n\nJeffrey and my tea cups were my colors.
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.