Category Archives: challenges

T-Shirt Perfection

Like you, if I am going to spend time cutting out and sewing a T-shirt, I want it to fit at least as well as, if not better than RTW. You know after visiting numerous blogs with the proud sewers … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , | 40 Comments

Simple Dresses for Hawaii

When you mention simple wedding gown…what comes to mind? How about an unlikely place as the Sundance Catalog? This Sundance ivory dress is so light weight and comes with a silk bias slip and only needs the side seam taken … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , , , | 39 Comments

Nancy’s Sheer Jacket Pattern

Many of you have asked about the sheer jackets that I have made for my client, Nancy. While the pattern is out-of-print, Vogue 2779, you can still make your own, using a basic shirt or jacket pattern you have already. … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , | 31 Comments

Lazaro

What happens when you combine the bodice of this dress: http://www.jlmcouture.com/Lazaro/Bridal/Additional/Style-3161 and the skirt of this dress: http://www.jlmcouture.com/Lazaro/Bridal/Additional/Style-3100 https://www.theknot.com/fashion/3100-lazaro-wedding-dress You get a Monster! The front The back and train. The bride custom ordered this from Lazaro and had it custom … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , | 41 Comments

Got My Belt, Bustle, and Real Shoes

Last week, I left the sewing room to fly across the country to meet up with relatives traveling from the UK but had this recent post to share: Another form-fitting dress that needs hemming, a belt and bustling but this … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

Simple Gowns

Do I ever get simple wedding gowns? Yes, and they are a delight to work with. Suzi Wong Here is a latte colored 2 layer knit dress with soutache braid embellished English netting that has had about 6 inches of … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , | 42 Comments

Exotic Insert

What do you do when you win a dress in a silent auction and it doesn’t fit? Find a seamstress with a sense of adventure and convince her that it will be fun to “make it work”? Look at what … Continue reading

Posted in challenges | Tagged , , , | 32 Comments