Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress

I absolutely LOVE this dress. I cut and stitched it up in about 5 hours. The next day, I did a slight adjustment to the bodice (more on that below), and hemmed the sleeves and skirt. If I had been a good sewcialist, I would've googled the pattern, Vogue 8825, to find out that the … Continue reading Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress

Silk Jersey Tira

My third Tira. I couldn't have picked a better fabric. I went to The French Seam here in town, and I saw the softest, most beautiful knit. Courtney told me that it was cotton/silk (yeah, it's all silk)- no wonder I loved it so much, and that high end dresses are made from this very … Continue reading Silk Jersey Tira

Sewing Dares and a Second Tiramisu Dress!

I've sewn a pattern twice. I mean I love making and re-making wristlets but clothing...clothing was a different beast. I usually make costumes or dresses that have a specific purpose, not just to be worn, if that makes sense. So, I got my sewing dare to be a repeat pattern user. My first Tiramisu dress … Continue reading Sewing Dares and a Second Tiramisu Dress!