Author Archives: mrsmole

Nancy’s New Jacket 2

Maybe you remember the last floral jacket I made for her with Butterick 3926, a basic shirt pattern with a side bust dart. Then, I made another version ¬†without the collar. This time around Nancy has brought some very cool … Continue reading

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Holiday Work and Harvest

Any bride selecting this dress has to realize that nothing is hidden under that sheer unlined bodice. The side panels are also very revealing…we are talking “side boob” here. Even the model has to keep her arm over the opening! … Continue reading

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Vision of a Winter Snow Princess

If you had to choose a wedding dress and you had a large mature bust would you select a rhinestone encrusted nightgown with NO BONING and sheer panels all around and a front “V” opening down to your waist??? Maybe? … Continue reading

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Lace and Wildlife

This dress is Wtoo Anastasia and I found these images on Google:   ¬† The dress on a real live bride: What has to be done? First we add bust cups, then pin out the side seams for the 4 … Continue reading

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K is for Kimono

My client Nancy and I exchange cute Christmas gifts every year. This Fall she gave me this fabric to make into her usual sheer drapey jackets. Having 2.5 yards of fabric was just enough to make into this new pattern … Continue reading

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Racing and Lacing to the Ball

Once a year there is a charity auction ball in our town. It is a night for the residents to dress up and bid ridiculous amounts of money in order to raise funds for local groups in need. Glitz and … Continue reading

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Ghee Whiz

Here are the components: Flag braid A “gi” Flag Fabric by the yard and a drawing done by the father’s neighbor: A friend of mine, a single dad of two boys, wanted to know if it was possible to make … Continue reading

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