Tag Archives: dressmaking

Shout out to the 2015 Ready to Wear Fasters!

From the blog: Goodbye Valentino the  RTF (ready to wear fasters) have been presented: Ready to Wear Fasters for 2015  We are a diverse group of sewers who have pledged not to buy any clothing this year. The rules are simple: No purchases … Continue reading

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Recovering the Dress Form

My dress form has always worn something over her  body to disguise all of those gaps and holes. She’s the adjustable kind, and so sports those wide open gaps on her sides and down her front, plus  overlapping parts through … Continue reading

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Preparations for More Hawthorns

I took a sewing lesson on Craftsy for fitting a muslin and I have been practicing. First, I decided to make a muslin and adjust it to fit as I had learned. “Sew the Perfect Fit” by Lynda Maynard guides you through … Continue reading

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Guest at Downton Abbey

CHALLENGE: BLACK AND WHITE The Facts: Fabric: Upcycled Black and White Rayon (or something), Extra Large Women’s Dress Pattern: self-drafted Year:Faux 1920′s Downton Abbey style Notions: a bit of lace and another upcycled black dress for underslip Time to complete: … Continue reading

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One for Two or Two for One

Late into the night sewing frenzy! My oldest daughter and I work as a team to put these two sweet vintage dresses together. What we liked was that they cleverly tie in the back, so no zippers or buttons. What … Continue reading

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