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This Weeks Challenge – A Lettuce Hem Prom Dress
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Fear can be a paralysing thing. We all have things we fear, or are atleast a little anxious about. Something that we lay awake at night worrying over and analysing. For me, this week, it was a prom dress; with a unique hem. The dress had been waiting for me in the sewing studio; almost as though it was teasing or baiting me to...

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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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The Rhthym of Beading
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The Rhthym of Beading

Jan 16, 2014 by

Growing up I was never musical and I was never coordinated enough to follow specific dance steps.  Jazzercize? Bombed out pretty quickly. Even a step class was a diseaster.  Just never had any rhthym. But I have found my groove in a sewing technique – beading. There is a certain rhthym to the art of beading.  Pushing the needle through the fabric, catching the...

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Satin & Lace; 1980’s to 2014
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Ah yes . . . yet another Vintage make-over! As many of these as I have done, it still amazes me how simply constructed dresses were back then!  No lining, no seam finishing, bare bones construction at best. I do wish I had a picture to share of the original dress; however, by the time it was brought to me, it had already been...

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