Afternoon Insta Dress Top Mini Retreat at Cox Arboretum, Dayton w/ Tracy McElfresh
Up until 2 years ago I was scared to sew sweater knit fabrics. Sweater knit is really stretchy like regular sweaters. The edges fray like crazy and hemlines can be a challenge. Sizing can be a problem too.
My first knit dress was a total accident. I ordered knit fabric that said medium weight from a […]
Once, last May, I took a day off and just sat still. I survived and it gave me time to figure out my upcoming projects.
The next morning as Joann opened I was there getting the things to make some dream sews happen.
I got a fancy black […]
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 […]
Grab a cup of hot stuff this one is a doozie!
One of my former sewing students, Monet, wrote me one morning with a photo of a dress she desperately wanted me to design for a formal event. After looking at the photo I kindly said sorry, the design was out of my skill level. It’s important to […]
Life has been such a rush lately, my new business has really taken off and my website isn’t even finished yet. My husband and I started this clean eating thing and who ever though it would take so much time to actually cook real food. It’s a lot of planning, prep work and cooking all day […]
Short and sweet this week, sorry friends, fall camping, upcoming Clash Fashion Show and photo shoots are on my agenda. This is the time of the year everyone is super busy, I’m sure you are no exception.
Today I’m writing about my barkcloth dress. Let’s start with the fabric! As a gift Diana owner of
I love making custom costume garments for people and model/stylist, Leslie Ruby Randall is no exception.When she asks me to make her garments I know it’s going to be a fully fun challenge. She knows exactly what she wants for her photo shoots and that’s easy to work with. We decided on version A the fully […]
This summer I got involved in the very first Dayton Mini Maker’s Faire. I was really happy to be a part of this event. I met so many wonderful people.
When I did maker’s table with children sewing toys, projects and things for adults, I also got asked […]