Thursday, December 02, 2010

Emmeline Apron

Bitsy polka dots...

Or brilliant bulbs...

You can take your pick with this reversible apron pattern from Sew Liberated. It's a perfect fit for gift-giving and party-wear during the holidays with its feminine empire styling. Coordinating or contrasting fabrics for the apron body and a third fabric to tie it all together. I've made this pattern numerous times for gifts, and it is almost as much fun to make as it is to wear!

(Don't miss designer Meg's blog for Montessori parenting tips and tales.)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Changing Seasons

Bethany Lynn over at Diary of a Seamstress is doing lovely things with our Changing Seasons pattern. Don't miss her blog for all sorts of sewing inspiration!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

"Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes"

One of your favorite things, too? We thought so!

Lizzie models her Easter dress from the Sense and Sensibility Girls' 1914 Dress pattern in white poly cotton border eyelet with baby blue batiste lining and satin sash.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Little Lizzie: A Girl's Regency Gown

Befitting the belle of the ball, this regency gown is fashioned in dupioni silk.

A contrasting sash of apricot shantung ties pertly in back. May I have this dance, Miss Lizzie?

Pattern: Sense and Sensibility's A Girl's Regency Gown Pattern

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

An Apricot Confection: Very Easy Vogue 8469

Can't you just taste summer in this luscious silk?

Silk shantung whipped up easy as pie with Vogue 8469.

Won't Sarah look lovely when she stands as maid of honor in her sister's Valentine's weekend wedding?

Monday, December 08, 2008

Winter Wonder

Flattering and fashionable (not to mention warm!), this skirt was cut from Folkwear's #209 Walking Skirt pattern in purple wool and trimmed with black middy braid and jet buttons. Don this with boots, a sweater and a tam, and you'll be set for an afternoon of shopping!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

After Lorna Doone

When the wind turns biting, a skirt like this one is oh, so cozy! Inspired by tartan dirndls worn in Lorna Doone (2001), I fashioned this skirt from heavy blanket flannel and here, you see it paired with a modern top. For a more dramatic effect, a fitted westkit, or laced bodice, worn over a chemise would fit the bill.

Tip: check out Lorna Doone if you haven't seen it!