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The Sound of Music Dress

Some of you may recall a post that I wrote about The Sound of Music last summer (See it here, if you’d like). At the end of the post, I made a remark about the possibility of a future dress … Continue reading

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Purple floral dress for my sister

My new sewing machine and I are getting along swimmingly. Oh, we’ve had our share of misunderstandings this first week, but new relationships always require work. 😉 Learning the particulars of a new machine hasn’t allowed me to get too … Continue reading

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Dreaming About Fall Dress

Remember this dress…. The bodice of this dress was made from the top of another dress. I received a request to make a similar design, with this fabric that I got on my trip to the garment district. Since I … Continue reading

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Purple Panache Dress

My second thrift store project for the week began as the dress below.     For some reason, even when I stood stock-still, the pattern blurred in most of the pictures. It has four buttons at the waist, but they’re … Continue reading

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Grey Gardens Dress and Triangle Trail Dress

There are two dresses in this post. So, be sure to keep reading to see the second. 🙂 The first dress was inspired by another dress. I had this picture of a dress from ModCloth saved to my desktop. It … Continue reading

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Mary Jane’s Last Dance Dress

As promised, here’s what I did with the bodice of the dress pictured below. Along with what was left of the bodice, I used some recycled materials.  The pink fabric is material left from another reconstruction. The recycled black butterfly … Continue reading

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I Love the ’80s Dress

It’s time to show the ‘80s some love, with this dress by Paquette Too. When I saw this little beauty hanging at the thrift store, I was immediately drawn to it. As soon as my eyes glimpsed the sliver of … Continue reading

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