I knew when we got engaged that I would make my wedding dress. I have been tackling clothing projects since February 2018, but had no couture experience whatsoever! And we got engaged in June, so I had a short deadline! But I very much enjoy a challenge! And I was confident enough in my skills […]
Summer makes me want to wear all the linen things! Aaaaand all the dresses! PATTERN This Highlands Wrap dress by Allie Olson is incredibly elegant! I love the facings! I love the mitered corners! The details that are so thoughtfully designed, all come together to make this pattern so special. I often find facings really […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Details Below! PART 1: The Design PART 2: The Lace Bodice PART 3: The Skirt & Pettycoat PART 4: Completing the Dress & Finishing Details Addendum: My collection of wedding dress patterns Photos: Salty Spruce Studio
I am starting this blog to document and share all my sewing adventures and accomplishments. Nothing makes me happier than creating and crafting! Here we go!