Let’s get Bio Dress Friendly

By | 2018-06-11T07:20:11+00:00 June 11th, 2018|1930s Style Fashion, Formal Wear, Makes of 2015|

The Concept of the Bio-Dress

Picture wearing a soft beautiful organic gown with imbedded wild flower seeds in the hemlines. After the big date you bury the dress in a garden. The dress slowly biodegrades becoming part of the earth while the seeds take hold and soon flowers bloom. With every years bloom good memories of […]

Depression Era Dress Replica, Birth of my Solids Challenge and Curt Dalton’s Book, Made do or Did Without

By | 2017-02-08T00:09:54+00:00 October 21st, 2016|1930s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2016, refashion, Uncategorized|

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.

Depression Era Dress Replica and [...]
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1930s Nightmare Vogue Pattern Turn Around

By | 2017-02-08T01:00:50+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|1930s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Formal Wear, Makes of 2009, Makes of 2010, Uncategorized|

In 2009-2010 I was absolutely crazy about any patterns, movies or styles from the 1930s. I rented every movie Wright Library had from the 1930s. My favorite was Stage Door, it had the most pretty, elegant and fun garments.

At the time there were not a lot of indie pattern designers making replicas.

1930s Sewing Obsession

By | 2015-09-10T03:12:41+00:00 September 10th, 2015|1930s Style Fashion, Makes of 2009, Uncategorized|

There is something so elegant about the dress styles of the 1930s. I spent the year of 2009 watching movies with fashions of the 1930s. I made a few dresses inspired by them that year as well. I was obsessed! My favorite was the movie Stage Door.\n\nTracy [...]
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