Sewing and embroidering a baby jacket! (Simplicity 4060)

As I’m working through Haute Couture Embellishments assignments (feathers.. passementerie!!.. tassels.. closures.. and embroidery) I keep thinking of ways to use the techniques I’m learning and noticing them in old clothes, etc., getting super excited. I used to hate handwork (I think I have mentioned that before), I really didn’t “get” embroidery and my stitching…

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Sewing swimwear / Intuitive sewing!

Finally I got a chance to sew swimwear! I have been thinking about doing this for a year or so but always felt a little intimidated. Since getting my Babylock Victory serger for my birthday last year I knew I needed to try it. I absolutely hate most swimwear I see for sale.. it’s so…

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Sewing My Fabergé Egg Inspired Easter Dress

It’s Spring in New York and Easter is here. I love Easter and after last year’s very quiet celebration with just me and Adam and our cat in the windowless living room of my old apartment I wanted to do something really fun. I love the colors and the all-day, daytime celebration… there is something…

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Sewing Rudi Gernreich’s Kabuki Dress

Two years ago I attended my first Current Affair vintage show in New York. Current Affair happens twice a year in each city it’s based in (New York, SF, LA) and some 200 vintage sellers come together in a convention space to sell in one place. Sellers really bring out some of their most exciting…

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