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Monday, October 29, 2012

I had this

whole thing planned out.
I was going to do X Y and Z next...
And then, BAM, whim strikes like lightning!

So, here's the start of the next dress:

Friday, October 26, 2012


made a new puce top this morning!
I am planning to do a white silk blouse soon!

I am going to try

to make a video about using the ruffler foot...
We'll see how well that goes!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

And sleeves!

A few adjustments here and there....

In progress

Sleeves to come!
it's based on the same pattern base i use for ..well.. pretty much everything!


for the new blouse!
I am using this because it will go with a LOT of the things I've already made, as well as a few things I have planned!

First attempt

was a total failure...
I used a fabric with not enough stretch to it....
Eh, live and learn!

So up next I am going to make a blouse, back zipping.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bits to begin

the first 'girdle'
It's going to be interesting to design around the changes...

Monday, October 22, 2012

For my next trick

I'll need a volun....wait a second, this isnt a Warren Zevvon song!

The next project will be a girdle. I'm going to make it higher waisted, and longer legged than this one.
But it's always nice to have a good starting point

And finally:

new set done!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pants part done

kinda fun! legs might be a bit too long...but it gives me ideas for future designs!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


is a very rough sketch...
But it captures the idea of what I am thinking of!
Sort of

The next thing to work on is

a set similar to the white one...but in black!
The problem with white is it's way too easy to get dirty!
But I am thinking of doing it in a slightly more... festive style.

3rd row, top fabric. I am thinking of using that fish pattern 
as a contrasting fabric for the ruffles!
ALSO, I am thinking of extending the ruffles quite a bit!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Not the pants

that I designed this top for, but still.
It gives a better idea of what the top looks like than on the dress form.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


sparkly lace

I think

everybody that knows me knew that I couldn't go on making simple designs forever...
So the next set is sort of a 'wedding gown' set.
But I haven't decided HOW ornate I am going to go yet.
I constructed the hood, and here are the things I am thinking about for it in terms of decoration:

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


the outfit by making a matching camisole!

of course you can't see it in the pictures.. geez!


that 309 through it's paces was pretty enjoyable!
I made a new outfit:

Monday, October 8, 2012

Finishing up

working on a 306 which is going to a good home!
This is one of the nicest of these machines I've ever come across. 
Everything is intact, the case the base, everything.
It came with a bunch of the fashion discs and a nearly complete manual, as well as a full set of feet.

Rack 1 of the stash nearly organized..all in I've probably got a good two thousand yards...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

And pants

to go with the floral thing...

I've been reorganizing my fabric stash...
once it's done, if I can cope with the shame, I'll post a picture.
I have a LOT of yardage....

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

and another!

I think I am going to make 10 or so variations of color/material.
and then I will start making design changes!