I completed this beige taffeta dress and navy jacket a few months ago and I've worn them several times since. The weather never quite cooperated when it came to taking photos of it, but yesterday, on New Year's Eve, it happened! A combination of snow, time off work, and my little dog Garcon (who is… Continue reading Pleated Dress & Jacket Ensemble
I've been crazy for sheath dresses lately. A classic sheath is both flattering and versatile, working as well in the office as it does in the evenings. I've been working on my sheath dress skills over the past few weeks and here is my most recent creation, completed just a few days ago! The dress… Continue reading Sheath Dress with Mandarin Collar
This dress has a semi-fitted bodice with side front seams, a zipper at the back and a pleated skirt. Bowie's "Golden Years" was stuck in my head for most of the time I worked on this dress. It could be the dress's colour, its suitability for soul music dancing, or that, at any given time, the chances… Continue reading McCall’s 7241
This short sleeve mini dress pattern is part of the BurdaStyle 1960s Vintage Collection. Wearing the dress is like slipping into 1960s Swinging London, somewhere and sometime I’ve always wished to visit. This might be as close as I get! The beautiful floral fabric dates to the late fifties, and I found it in a Bellingham antique shop… Continue reading BurdaStyle Vintage Jane
Here's a dress I made from Vintage Vogue 8789 (V8789), based on the original 1957 design.
This post is a bit special for two reasons: First, today is the anniversary of my inaugural post! One year old already! A great time to reflect how infrequently I have posted this past year and how determined I am to post more often in the coming one. Second, I made my wedding dress! Independent of… Continue reading My Wedding Dress
Here's a little project that I'm especially happy with because of all the "first time" elements it involved: First time sewing a circle skirt, draping a bodice, and making a bustier (to name a few)! The skirt: I made it with the help of Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing. It was my Labour Day weekend project and… Continue reading Sweetheart Bustier And Circle Skirt