sewing


2 days (48 hours) to finish the gown

With just 2 days left to sew, the seam ripper was the MVP for today! ;)

Favorite seam ripper

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Four days. Yikes

With family and friends helping with prep, we may actually be ready for a wedding this weekend!


Madie’s Dress 1

This gorgeous bride is wearing the dress I made for her and finished just in time to start on Xan’s.

Bride and Groom

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10 days to Sew….

The Flower girls dresses are coming right along. I played with the tulle a little and learned some interesting things like making it stiffer and easier to cut with hairspray and a little glitter spray (since we ARE adding a little glitter to just about everything). Here’s the littlest dress […]


13 days to go–Oh My…

The roller coaster got a little off track, but with the help of amazing friends, we are securely back on the rails and rearing to go!

Neckline beading

New Bodice Design Draped

18 days to the Wedding Day

With only 18 days to go until my daughter’s wedding, we are changing up the dress design. With the bride’s approval, the bodice foundation is well underway!


23 Days to The Grand Affair Countdown

Preparation begins in full force for Xanadu’s Grand Affair.

Invitations for the Grand Affair

Prom Dress for Zip 2012

Project Prom Dress — Complete! 1

Got up at 5am Sewed till 10:30 am Went to my adorable niece, Miss M’s baptism. Back to seeing at noon. Dress walked out the door on my gorgeous ginger at 5:30. Phew! It was a family affair! Dad helped make the boutineer and zip’s aunts did hair and makeup!!


Project Prom: the final chapter

It’s Zip’s last prom tomorrow and I’m making her dress tonight! I love using the groove between the tile on my kitchen floor to quickly cut straight strips. Good thing because this dress has a bunch.


Lauren's Dress Framed

Success!! Wedding Gown in a Weekend 6

Ok–so there are still a few details to finish, but here it is…..