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…



I’m Dominating the PJ Department

 



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…



New User Interface

Finally updated the user interface on my website. I am very pleased with it. I figured out some JavaScript, I installed some PHP, I coded complicated buttons in ActionScript 3, and check it out on how it looks on your phone! Now hopefully in the next few weeks I can update the content.



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…



Tree Dress

I got this great vintage fabric on Ebay. I used a vintage pattern as well. It had a back zipper, but I found the fabric had enough stretch to eliminate it. I felt it needed a little something else so I added some studs on the sleeves. They actually came off a sweater I bought…



Marble Pencil Skirt

Just got a nice new camera and had a nice time in Central Park taking pictures with my boyfriend. I have quite a few projects piled up that I haven’t taken pictures of so hopefully more to follow. I’ve had this fabric from the $1.99 a yard bargain loft lying around for a while so…