This is a tale of glamour, of burgundy and wine, a strand of blonde hair in the breeze, high heels and higher dreams. This is the story of Jenna, who desperately wished for a gown to wear to the ball.Continue reading Dressing Jenna
Velvet is my thing. The first batch of fabric I ever got was a big black bag full of stretchy velour velvet, and I’ve kept a good stockpile of the stuff ever since.Continue reading Royal Velvet
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived next door. She loved to come visit to play with the cat and watch me sew. For every bolt of fabric I had in my studio, she could envision a garment for – even I haven’t planned that far ahead! Marlene is a very creative and bright young lady, and we spent quite a bit of time together on the weekends when her mom was busy. We painted, baked, played dress-up and watched TV.Continue reading Queen Marlene
Yet another dress that was made for a much skinnier me! About two years ago I got a lovely maxi skirt as a hand-me-down from a friend, which sadly didn’t fit at all. It was a thin but soft cotton in a gorgeous print that was perfect for summer, and I felt something had to be done to make it fit. So instead of taking in the waist or something equally simple and sensible, of course I chose to revamp it entirely and make a dress!Continue reading Pretty Pink Summer Dress
Nothing beats stress like avoiding your responsibilities and doing some crafty sewing instead! This post is so titled because I whipped this dress up while I was studying for my final Art History exam. Polkadots cheer me up, and if you could see the stacks of books and notes on my desk, you’d be in need of a polkadot dress too.
Muumuu. Kaftan. Shift dress. Rectangle maxi dress. Whatever you like to call it, this type of dress is great for comfortable, easy wearing. The rectangular or tent-like shapes associated with this style allow amazing comfort and freedom of movement (and hide any wobbly bits if that’s your thing).Continue reading Mrs B’s Muumuu
In my first year of uni a friend of mine asked me to sew a glitter ombré dress for her mom. This was one of my first proper sewing jobs for a client, and it was an absolute pleasure to do!Continue reading A Glitter Ombré Dress for a Glam Mom
This project was for my best friendling, Jess. She’s a model. I can’t even balance in the heels she so glamourously walks in. There was a Christmas ball for her modelling group years and years ago, and I offered to attempt a ball dress for her to wear.Continue reading My First Dress(es)