February was an amazing month and a big part of the reason was having something fun to stay focused on, something to look forward to everyday… Swimwear MONTH!!
I started planning and buying fabric for swimwear month in July last year. The focus this season was 1920s inspired looks. A friend was kind enough to send […]
Want something easy and fun to make for the holiday? This can be a memorable parent child activity. Cutting the small flower shape may be a challenge for small hands so its great working together. I do not like to put an age on projects because that depends on the child. If your little one […]
Hey, time to refashion those ugly sweaters into wonderful holiday decor. We love the idea of using what we have and getting more use out of it. Although, if you want to do this project and have no ugly Christmas sweaters the thrift store is full of amazing sweaters all year round. I chose to […]
In late September 2014 while watching TV in my bedroom I was folding laundry and feeling not so pretty. I saw this beautiful picture on the screen and I took a quick pic and posted it to Instagram. Ruby Randall contacted me instantly with a request for a romantic 18th century riding […]
Making garments to sell can be incredibly expensive. In addition to skillset time (labor) you also have fabric costs that can get expensive quick. Let’s get creative and share those money saving tips!
1. Use your sewing groups, have a fabric swap or ask your friends and networks if they have what you need. Seamsters are […]
My very first white dress was a replica of Princess Leia’s formal gown from the 1977 Star Wars film, “A New Hope.” If that sounds like a lot it, it is. Almost ten years later and reading this old blog post helped me recognize my growth as both a writer and a designer.
My first experience […]
Can you believe that is the same garment? I get quite a few calls with requests and questions for dying garments. I rarely ever dye garments and would never dye anyone else’s clothing.
There’s a lot that goes into a successful dye and the directions seem to change every […]
Replicating is one of my favorite crafts! I hope you enjoy my tips that can help you remake some of your favorite garments, sew garments from pictures and grow your skillset.
- Start simple, whether it be from a photo or a garment to be replicated.
- If using a garment you own, cutting up the garment […]