Sheath Dress with Mandarin Collar

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

McCall’s 7241

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

BurdaStyle Vintage Jane

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

Sweetheart Bustier And Circle Skirt

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