My Birthday Dress is slowly coming together. I’ve made the bodice & the petticoat & next up is the skirt. Once the skirt is done I just have to add a zipper & hem. The fabric I chose for the bodice of this project is a very light soft printed silk. I still haven’t found … Read more
I was pleasantly surprised at how painless making a petticoat is. For some reason I had it in my head that it would be a royal pain in the butt, but it wasn’t. You don’t even need a pattern. I just followed these instructions to make it. The picture above is of the (almost) finished … Read more
Even though my birthday is a month away, I’ve already started to plan my birthday dress. I’ve decided to make a full skirted Betty Draper style dress – but in slightly brighter colours. I’m planning to use leftover fabric from my blue & pink top for the bodice & then use a navy silk for … Read more
It’s been a really long time since I posted anything here (almost a month!). I have a good reason this time. It was my first wedding anniversary two weeks ago & so Greg & I decided to celebrate by going to Japan for a holiday. We just got home on Thursday, hence the absence of blog posts/sewing. We were very lucky & were in the south when the quake & tsunami hit.