Iris Van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer that manages to balance technology, femininity and nature in her amazing works. I caught her show, “Transforming Fashion,” last December when it appeared at the Cincinnati Museum of Art. I was left breathless from her incredible, uncaged talent. The show included some earlier pieces that she made with […]
Have you ever seen the movie Pretty in Pink? It’s a teen love story with some sewing/refashion parts from the 1980s. I’m incredibly happy to be in a time where it has become popular for people to take old formal gowns and bring them new life. I did 3 fashions last winter and I can […]
Every year I love to make a fun holiday dress or two. This years gown was inspired by a 1940s sewing machine company sales ad from a machine I own. The ad implies you can make elegant and beautiful things that are as classy as Gershwin’s music. For me I needed beautiful yet simple and fast! Here […]
We all love the movie, The Sound of Music, especially if you sew. I’ve making dresses out of other recycled/upcycled cloth for over a decade now. I love doing this because you can use fabric no one else has. It’s more than just one of a kind.
What’s more fun for your birthday than going fabric shopping with one of your best friends? This is my friend Brenda, we had so much fun looking fabrics and discussing them. There is so much education in a fabric store.
My dear sweet husband Jeffrey, asked me to make a cute little black dress last winter. After searching all of the patterns online I decided I was going to have to get crafty and marry two patterns together. This is a review of some of what I did.
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.
I wanted a flapper fringe dress and Hancock Fabric closing was my perfect opportunity. Long fringe usually sells for $9.99 a yard and I needed 7-9 yards for a dress. This dresses could cost over $150 in just supplies.
Sad Hancock Fabric is closing, very happy to […]
This summer I have a big shiny new venture (my very own studio). I started accepting custom orders and boy did they come rolling in.\n\nOne I especially enjoyed was this 1950s skirt.
The problem was after getting my pieces out and laying them on the fabric I […]