Category: Sewing

Breezy Village Skirt

I made this skirt a few months ago in anticipation of the breezy summer weather. This is some incredible 60’s or 70’s vintage fabric that I got from Ebay. It’s a border print with a little illustrated village along the bottom. It’s a poly knit, but does not stretch very much at all. This seems…



Deer Dress

I found this fabric at my favorite place, Loraine’s in Pawtucket, RI for $1.99 a yard and in 2 colors no less! I had to buy both and wanted to incorporate both into one garment. I sometimes fall prey to this type of situation, where my materials are just too perfect and I use it…



Green Flower Skirt

This has become one of my favorite patterns. It’s a vintage pencil skirt pattern with side darts instead of seams. This brocade fabric was leftover from another project. I liked the wrong side of the fabric as much as the right side so I decided to use both. The seam at the knee ended up…



Parrot Party Skirt

I made this skirt from a scarf I bought at H&M. I absolutely loved the fabric design on the scarf but I didn’t really wear lightweight scarves like that very often and It was a shame that the parrots couldn’t really be seen with the scarf on so I decided it would make a nice…



Vintage Fur Remake – Part 2

Here is my final actual factual leopard scarf, as detailed in the previous post. Haters welcome from both sides. I wanted to just take one picture of it on and ended up having a little Cindy Sherman moment. I set up some party lights I had bought for a project in college and they are…



Vintage Fur Remakes

I was recently given a wonderful box of old fur collars and such from my grandmother. There’s mink, Persian lamb, and right on top a piece of actual factual leopard. Now of course, this is awful. This poor thing once proudly leaped about the jungle killing and eating things and now here it is in…



50 Years in the Making Skirt

I always find the most wonderful things in my grandmother’s basement. On my last trip home I unearthed 3 unfinished sewing projects began long before I was even born. They were all nearly done and were on track to fit me perfectly. I decided to take them home and finish them. This one was started…



Striped Vintage Top with Back Buttons

I made this top quite some time ago from a remnant piece of $1.99 fabric. The pattern is a vintage top from the 50’s. It had a side invisible zipper but I wanted big buttons down the back. I found some nice big pearl ones with a great texture in Grandma’s stash and I ended…



Adele’s Wedding Dress

My friend Adele had a lovely wedding and I had the honor of making the dress. I have chronicled a bit of the process in some previous posts and here is the final result. The dress is made of vintage lace from my great aunt’s fabric stash underlined in silk satin. All lace seams and…



Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Some Final Details

I had originally been posting on this as I progressed so Adele could watch as her dress developed and so I could share some techniques, but a major flood in my apartment curtailed this documentation. I had to just focus on finishing. This post is the few photos I managed to take since the previous…