Tag Archives: Modern Garments

Eggplant Shrug

Wednesday’s Project: Eggplant Knit Jersey Shrug I recently bought two similar ombré dip-dyed sundresses that blend from turquoise to navy blue to purple. I love these dresses. However, they both have spaghetti straps and I prefer not to expose that … Continue reading

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Aqua Plisse Dress

Wednesday’s Project: Aqua Plisse Dress For this dress, I used the same fabric as for the Aqua Plisse Blouse. It’s a lightweight cotton plisse with a subtle pebbly texture to it, which I found at Hobby Lobby a few years … Continue reading

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Hand-Dyed Lace

Have you ever wanted lace that matches your project? In this two-part tutorial, you’ll learn the secrets to successfully dyeing Venetian lace and lace appliques. Create watercolor ombré effects, make your lace look antique, or hand-dye appliques for pieces that … Continue reading

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Knit Blouses

Sunday’s Someday Project: Emerald & Taupe Knit Blouses Awhile ago, I purchased several yards of a slubbed rayon knit. It’s lightweight, super soft, and very drapey. I bought some in a dark teal and some in a light tan. I … Continue reading

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Hockey Socks

Wednesday’s Project: Hockey Socks My husband and I recently took up ice skating—figure skating for me and hockey for him. Part of his gear includes “hockey socks” which are actually not socks at all, but long tubes that go over … Continue reading

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Aqua Plisse Blouse

Wednesday’s Project: Aqua Plisse Blouse When I walked into Hobby Lobby a few years ago, I immediately fell in love with a cotton plisse they had on display. It had so many things going for it. The color, for aqua … Continue reading

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Cotton Sateen

Saturday’s Stash: Cotton Sateen Sateen is a fabric that’s been made with a satin weave, where more of the cross threads are on the surface of the fabric, producing a slight sheen. Sateen is usually made of cotton, or sometimes … Continue reading

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Faux French Seams

Tuesday’s Tutorial: Faux French Seams I discovered this technique by accident, when I was in a pickle and couldn’t figure out how to finish a seam so the raw edges wouldn’t show. Up until that point, I’d used French seams … Continue reading

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Toiles, Muslins, & Mockups, Oh My!

Professional dressmakers always perfect the fit of their pattern before cutting their expensive fabric. But how do they do that? In this new article, you’ll learn the vital process of creating a mockup. Article: Toiles, Muslins, & Mockups, Oh My! … Continue reading

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Mint Suede Dress Coat

Sunday’s Someday Project: Mint Suede Dress Coat Because of my wide back and sloped shoulders, I have a very hard time finding coats and jackets that fit. Most of them are too narrow across the back, and so they bind … Continue reading

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