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A Going Away Dress – Part II
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Remember the last post about the Vintage Gown I am re-fashioning int o a Going Away Dress? Well today I want to show you the progress I have made.¬† This is what I started with –                   First I removed the buttons, the zipper, the lace ruffle at the bodice, and the sleeves and bodice overlay¬†–...

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A Going Away Dress
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A Going Away Dress

Feb 16, 2014 by

Just how many of these 1980’s high necked, big sleeved lace wedding gowns are still out there? Well, your guess is as good as mine, but all I know is they keep ending up in my sewing room and on my chopping block! This one is going to be a little different, in that it is going to become the brides ‘Going Away’ dress....

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A Peacock Prom!
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A Peacock Prom!

Jan 23, 2014 by

This was a smart girl; she thought ahead for her prom dress. She came to me way back in November with her dress ideas. That gave us plenty of time to fabric shop, make a muslin and get it completed for her without feeling rushed! Her original design was a little different than the finished product, if only because we had to change one...

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In Remembrance of Jane . . . .
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Every year during the first part of December, my second family congregates in Las Vegas for a working vacation, i.e. conference. It is the annual ICAS Convention (Interenational Council of Airshows), where performers, promoters and lovers of airshows all go to plan for next year and remember and critic the last. One of the most somber parts of our time in Vegas is always...

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