Monthly Archives: June 2013

Making Progress

Remember the red dress that had been altered twice and then re-sold as new? Well, it is finished with all the seams let out, new wider straps, new longer belt and added inside boning and new side panels. I’ll take … Continue reading

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Tunic and a tea cup

The long awaited tunic try-on has arrived! Those of you who have been following the transformation of Vogue 8090 from baggy jacket to fitted tunic deserve a look at the reveal. Here is what it looks like on a hanger: … Continue reading

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Boards and bridesmaids

Before I start with fashions I want to share my ironing habits…well, the board cover and what I do to keep it nice. I see so many ironing board covers in blog photos and they are filthy… coffee stained and … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and Remake

Some brides really appreciate my work, I hug them goodbye, wish them a perfect wedding day and I don’t expect to see them again. Then just before the wedding day this shows up on my doorstep: What could be nicer … Continue reading

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Altering with the Zipper

Every client who wants a tighter fit in her bodice tells me, “you can just take in the side seams a little”. Most don’t realize that is exactly where the manufacturer places the boning either in the fabric seams or … Continue reading

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