Tie Bustles – Not just for brides

Tie Bustles – Not just for brides

One of my favorite ways to bustle a wedding gown is with ties. This is often called a French Bustle, Victorian Bustle or Under Bustle. It doesn't work with every style of dress but if you want a poof of fabric that falls over the bottom of the dress this is a...

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Believe

Believe

I saw a quote a while back and then I went a found a meme on Pinterest. I have gone back to that quote several times over the past few months to remind me. When I left home at 18 years old and moved to California with $300 in my pocket thinking I was rich I had no...

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Sewing Success – Graduation Dress

Sewing Success – Graduation Dress

Ok. So that grey dress was awful. But the dress/outfit that happened in the end was a super success and I am so happy the grey dress was a terrible mistake. I had a pattern for a t-shirt type top that has a lot of sleeve variations. It is McCall's 7542. Maggie loves a...

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Sewing Fail – Graduation Dress

Sewing Fail – Graduation Dress

I asked Maggie if she wanted a new dress for graduation an she said she really did but was hesitant to ask me to make one. I asked what kind of dress she was thinking about and she said she would love a wrap dress. I asked what kind of fabric she was thinking and she...

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Dressing Up in Pearls

Dressing Up in Pearls

Amy King and I have started doing a thing on Instagram where we are wearing our jewelry everyday. We aren't waiting for special occasions to do it. We are doing it for ourselves to feel good and boost our confidence every day. We are using the following Hashtags if...

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Take a Class

Take a Class

I have been a big advocate of taking classes in whatever it is you want to learn my whole adult life. I know they can feel expensive but yarn, fabric, fiber all gets used up. The money you invest in knowledge never goes away. When I learned to spin almost a million...

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Routine

Routine

I had a whole other post planned for today but I need help so I'm going in a different direction and I'll talk to you about sewing classes later this week. OK. So, for at least 194 years I have been trying to figure out how to do a better job at getting all of the...

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Janome

Janome

In 1999 we moved to Michigan from Pennsylvania because my darling got a new job. In Pennsylvania, for a few years before we left, I had been working at my mom's bed and breakfast and I was doing alterations and making wedding dresses for people. I honestly cannot...

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Sewing and Body Image

Sewing and Body Image

I've never been a person who felt very confident about my body. All my life I've been a little...chubby. I have a sister who is almost exactly one year younger than me. She was always more petite. When we were 11 and 12 years old she barely even came up to my shoulder...

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