Avengers Assemble! (on my corset)

marvel fabric

I found a fantastic pattern for an under-bust corset over on Burda Style a while back, and have been waiting for the right fabric to inspire me to make it. I’m normally not a fan of “cheap” fabric, but while … Continue reading

27 Dresses: A Trip Through My Closet

27 dresses

Hopefully a few of you remember the 2008 Katherine Heigl film 27 Dresses.  It’s a movie about a woman who has been in 27 different weddings and thus has 27 different bridesmaid dresses. Well, I only have one bridesmaid dress … Continue reading

Classic Navy Pencil Skirt

navy pencil skirt

Yesterday, I shared with you the floral pencil skirt I originally made as a wearable muslin.  Today, I’m sharing the skirt that muslin was for.  I present to you a classically simple navy twill pencil skirt. This is the second … Continue reading

Melani Inspired Dress

close-up of belt on eyelet dress

I recently came across a gorgeous Antonio Melani dress at Dillard’s.  It was beautiful, but very expensive.  As much as I loved it, I couldn’t bring myself to spend $170 for this dress. So, I decided to see if I … Continue reading

Taffy Blouse Remix

closeup of taffy blouse remix tied

After my first attempt at the Taffy Blouse didn’t turn out so perfectly (my fabric stretched and the final top was was too big), I decided to give it another go.  The new one still isn’t perfect, but it is … Continue reading

Linda Skirt

linda skirt

When I got the fabric for my bombshell bodice, I also picked up some fabric to make a skirt.  It was an amazing novelty sewing print by Suzuko Koseki for Yuwa.  I have to say, I am absolutely in love … Continue reading

More Muslins

third bombshell muslin

Over the last week, I’ve been working some more on my Bombshell Dress top.  I started with the first muslin that I made, which fit perfectly, except for the length.  Since I wanted it to be a top and not … Continue reading

Back in the Groove

Half Moon Colorist Pieces

It started with a squeak and with every stitch a new one.  My machine is really due for a service. It’s to be expected with the large number of hours I’ve put on it recently. But the squeak wasn’t the … Continue reading

Pastille Dress

finished pastille dress neckline

I’ve been working my way through The Colette Sewing Handbook, and have just finished my 2nd sewing project – the Pastille Dress.  The dress came out really well, and I learned lots of new techniques in the process. This project, … Continue reading