Have you ever seen a dress that you love the fabric and the print but the style of the dress doesn’t suit your figure, style or personality? Some of the easiest and best dresses to upcycle are 1970s Kaftans. This is because they have so much yardage and are rarely cut with the exception of […]
Designing can be such a weight on your ego. It can make you bend, shift, or even break. It can force you to experiment with your potential. While something can look great on paper, or in my case an iPad, it doesn’t always look right on a real body.
Let’s get wacky everyday! It was 2014 and I helped design a dress for a friend wanted to wear everyday for an entire year as a challenge to raise awareness about waste. This challenge was called the Uniform Project. We designed a basic black linen shift dress that buttoned up. It […]
After my first round of natural dying I was really bummed by the lack color that came through. For my 2nd round I would try to color my double gauze with the spice turmeric. It worked! Here is what I did!
I decided to soak my fabric in a mix of 4 quarts water to 1 […]
Piping is one of the easiest techniques to learn that can make your garments and home decor really pop! Piping makes everything look professional. Today, I share how easy it is and how I made these beautiful pillows.
I made a muslin first because it bothers me […]
Have you ever gotten a crazy at the fabric store? Did you ever buy a bunch of patchwork fabric you had no idea what to do with? We all get starry eyed for certain prints and later find it hard to fit them to a clothing design that is suitable, especially with quilters cottons.
Let’s get fearless and make the perfect maxi dress, the kaftan. This VERY easy dress can be made with any sheer, lace or very light and flowing material. No pattern needed! It’s pull over, no fussy closures to deal with.
I used almost 4 yards of 44″ fabric. Two 40″ pieces for the length of the […]
I’m honestly not sure what to call my latest line of dresses. Nothing feels quite right. They are made from materials people gave me or were being thrown out. I came up with the name landfill dresses because I believe most of the fabric would have ended up in a landfill. Picking out fabric is […]
Going local can really push you to your limits if you make clothing. In our town we have a lot of awesome indie quilt shops and no fashion fabric shops.
Last June, while our roof was getting replaced, we took a trip to North Dayton and I got to visit Bernina on North Main. […]