Category Archive: Modern

Mar 07

Scroop Patterns: Fantail Skirt

As someone who sews fairly regularly, it’s incredibly exciting and honoring to be asked to become part of someone’s pattern making process.  I can’t often take up the call for pattern testers due to my schedule as a full-time teacher and mom of twins, but for once, everything seemed to line up and I got …

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Jun 05

My Cousin’s Wedding Dress

Sometime towards the end of last year, my cousin got engaged and asked my mother and I to make her wedding dress.  With comparatively little drama, we ended up with this:

Jun 05

Wedding Dress

Okay, now that the wedding is over, I can show my pictures of the wedding dress I made for my cousin.  So far, these are just the photos I snapped of the dress while it was on my dressform.  I’ll post pictures of the bride herself once I upload those.

Apr 13

One Step Forward…

Today was just one of those days.  I spent quite of bit of time working on my Ariel sock only to have to unknit nearly a dozen rows.  The foot just seemed to be turning out too long, and with at least another twenty or so rows to knit to decrease the toe, I decided …

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Jan 15

So Much to Report

First up, I did the first bodice fitting with my cousin for her wedding dress.  No pictures yet…it’s still so early in the process.  Still, we made some good progress.  The second mock up should fit much better and will be closer to the lines that she wants for the final dress. Despite having draped …

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Jun 14

Proof of Love

I love my husband.  I have evidence.  I hem his pants. My husband, Lord bless him, is on the short side, with most of the shortness in his legs.  This means that he very, very rarely finds pants in a length that fits him.  He has become accustomed to buying whatever pants catch his eye …

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Jun 12

Sew and Run

Well, I was still sewing the hem facing as of 8:30 a.m., but the dress is ready to wear for the shower this afternoon.  No, I didn’t stay up all night, but I was up until about 1:00 and still had almost an hour of sewing to do this morning. I would have been finished …

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Jun 10

Top: Done!

Well, mostly done, anyway.  I do still need to hand stitch the facings, but as I said before, I’m going to bring the bodice to work tomorrow and do that during my prep.  I did not, however, have time to get the skirt assembled. Instead, I went to visit a friend of mine who had …

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Jun 09

Getting Started AND My Latest Duro

Obviously, I haven’t updated my website in quite some time, other than my various blogs.  In an effort to get new content up quickly, I’m switching my dress diaries to a blog format.  I’ll still do formal write-ups for my costumes, giving them their own page so that all the information about that particular outfit …

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