Wedding Dress Part 4: Completing the Dress

Dresses, Handmade Wardrobe, Wedding Dress

ASSEMBLING THE DRESS I sewed the bodice and skirt together, and then inserted the invisible zipper before attaching the petticoat. If I remember correctly, I wanted to deal with less fabric and bulk when I was inserting the zipper. And the zipper didn’t get in the way when inserting the petticoat. Zipper When I was […]

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Kila Tank & Dress hack

Tops

The Kila Tank (by Allie Olson) is quickly becoming my favorite pattern! Allie did an amazing job with the fit of this tank and it’s construction. At this point, I have made at least 10 of these, and wear one almost every day! FABRIC My favorite fabric for the Kila tank, of course, came from […]

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Spruce Fringe with Blouse Hack

Handmade Wardrobe, Tops

This is one of my favorite makes ever, hands down: this fabric, the fit, the buttons. Magic. PATTERN I made View A with the C/D cup. Sizing described below in ‘Sizing & Modifications’. I previously made the dress version of this Chalk & Notch Fringe, but after I heard about the cup size update, I […]

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Kila Tank & Dress hack


Tops

The Kila Tank (by Allie Olson) is quickly becoming my favorite pattern! Allie did an amazing job with the fit of this tank and it’s construction. At this point, I have made at least 10 of these, and wear one almost every day! FABRIC My favorite fabric for the Kila tank, of course, came from […]

2019-09-03

Spruce Fringe with Blouse Hack


Handmade Wardrobe, Tops

This is one of my favorite makes ever, hands down: this fabric, the fit, the buttons. Magic. PATTERN I made View A with the C/D cup. Sizing described below in ‘Sizing & Modifications’. I previously made the dress version of this Chalk & Notch Fringe, but after I heard about the cup size update, I […]

2019-06-07

Taos Top Dress Hack


Dresses, Handmade Wardrobe, Tops

The Taos Top is such a flattering pattern! I’ve always admired Leslie of Threadbear Garments, so I was thrilled when she released her first pattern! I see this pattern getting a lot of use! Summer sewing, here I come! FABRIC This gorgeous fabric is an Art Gallery knit, called Striped Sleek Knit in Mediterraneo from […]

2019-03-12

Olive Denim Lander Pants


Handmade Wardrobe, Pants

This was my favorite project of 2018! This olive denim was just asking to become Lander pants! There are so many design features in the Lander pants (by True Bias) that I never imagined I would like, let alone loooove: the high waist, the exposed button fly, wide leg, no stretch. There was a bit […]

2019-02-10

I LOVE Cheyenne!


Handmade Wardrobe, Tops

  This Cheyenne tunic by Hey June Handmade was my first button up! Oh how I love this pattern! I think I am a little obsessed…   In this post I will show you the Cheyennes I have made this year: (1) front placket with 3/4 quarter sleeves; (2) sleeveless tank with front placket; (3) […]

2019-01-09

First Fringe Dress!


Dresses, Handmade Wardrobe

  Ooooooh this dress! This was my first Fringe Dress by Chalk & Notch and will not be my last! There are two neckline options, two sleeve options, multiple waist-tie options, optional pockets, and it can be made in either a shirt or dress length.   I love the act of making, creating, and sewing […]

2018-09-30