Tag Archives: Modern Garments

A Year of Sewing: 2016

Last year, I made a list of every project I’d completed during the course of the year. Since it feels like I never finish anything, I found it encouraging to see all the things I’d sewn. So, this year I’ve … Continue reading

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Faux-Suede Handbag Diary

When I found a gorgeous faux-suede in olive green, with copper foil accents, I knew I had to make something beautiful from it. I decided on a hobo bag! Faux-Suede Handbag Diary Enjoy!

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Steampunk Bra Challenge

When my local sewing guild challenged each member to decorate a bra, I decided to go with a steampunk theme. The result was quite fun! Sewing Diary: Steampunk Bra Challenge Enjoy!

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New: Student Portfolio

Over the years, I’ve had some very talented students! Would you like to see some of their projects? Take a look! Student Portfolio

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A Year of Sewing: 2015

In the past year, I accomplished more than I thought I would! Here’s a brief rundown of all the sewing projects I completed in 2015. A Year of Sewing: 2015 Enjoy!

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An Alterations Nightmare

When I had my wedding gown shortened, it was a disaster! How can you prevent a similar alterations nightmare? Here are the problems I encountered, so you can learn from my mistakes. New Article: An Alterations Nightmare Enjoy!

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Gene’s Empire Ballgown

Follow along as I create an empire-waisted ballgown for Gene Marshall, a 15.5″ fashion doll. The original design includes a matching petticoat and shawl. Gene’s Empire Ballgown: A Sewing Diary Enjoy!

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Accommodating Bulk When Layering

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Accommodating Bulk When Layering Accommodating bulk is something everyone knows about in theory, but you might not give it due consideration when sewing. I recently made a Victorian evening suit for a 16” fashion doll: trousers, … Continue reading

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Empire Ballgown for the Gene Doll

Sunday’s Someday Projects: Empire Ballgown for the Gene Doll I recently fell in love with and purchased an evening gown for the 15.5” Gene Marshall doll. It’s a textured copper chiffon with an empire-waist bodice and a princess-seamed skirt with … Continue reading

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Boning Alternatives

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Boning Alternatives Boning is a notion that can be used for many purposes. Corsets and bustiers come to mind first, but strapless bodices are often made with supportive boning, as well. If you’re making a garment … Continue reading

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