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Vogue Paris Original Jacques Heim Gala Gown Swishing Skirt Ballgown

Gala Gown | 1956 Vogue Paris Original Jacques Heim

Hi everyone! I’m back today talking all about my most ambitious project yet- My Gala Gown! I’ve been sharing the process from planning, making my toiles, sewing & construction, to the final reveal of my ball gown over on YouTube and now it’s time for a proper sewing pattern review and reveal! My sister invited […]

Travel Wardrobe Greece- Wide leg Dobby Stripe Pant and Mix and Match Tees

Today I’m back to share what I wore in Greece! I planned out my travel wardrobe for quite some time and designed this capsule handmade wardrobe so that all of my pieces mixed and matched for maximum wear with minimal clothing, especially since my daughter and I were sharing a suitcase. Packing light is an artform! Here’s the first look I wore on out trip, These Ivory and Black Stripe Dobby Pants, a black v-neck tee and a scoop neck rib knit tee in palest pink.

Yarn Dyed Blue, Ivory and Black Striped Pants

Introducing my new favorite pants! These are my self drafted wide leg pants with curve pockets in a super soft yarn dyed blue, ivory and cream deadstock fabric from Blackbird Fabrics.

Cream Rib Knit 3/4 Sleeve Top

Just a quick little post today. A very simple but immensely wearable 3/4 sleeve cream rib knit tee. This top features a slightly wider 3/4 sleeve and a nice deep hem and is self drafted. A quick sew mainly on the serger with cover stitched hems and a very narrow ribbed neckband. I always like

Mix and Match Painted Floral Two Piece Set

I love sewing up matching sets! This double make is one of my faves, a lightweight midi skirt with a nice wide waistband and a simple sleeveless blouse. Both finished with matching buttons up the front. The bold floral really makes the look! I had to have this painted crinkle cotton floral as soon as

Haslam 1929 Yellow Floral Slip

I’m back today with one of my favorite summer makes, this 1929 Haslam drafted slip from Book of Draftings #6 in a sweet yellow floral print. I couldn’t resist this lemon yellow japanese cotton print and bought up 3 yds from Blackbird way back in March. I also used this fabric for my vintage McCall’s

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