Welcome... here you'll find an index of my sewing projects, and a few other types of handwork (knitting, embroidery). My mom is an excellent seamstress, so I grew up with a basic knowledge of how to sew. I've always loved to design clothes, but I hated the sewing part -- that is, until summer 2005, when I tried drafting my own pattern for the first time. In the process, I became more familiar with sewing techniques and garment construction. As I sewed more and more, I began to enjoy it, and now I am quite addicted! In January 2006, some dear friends of mine, the Singers, gave me a brand new sewing machine. This has spurred my sewing efforts on to even greater heights!
I have always loved historical clothing, so many of my creations have a hint of the past about them. However, I am more concerned with making wearable garments -- not costumes or recreations -- so most of my projects reference another era, instead of recreating it. Lately, I have been trying to add more some casual, everyday dresses and skirts to my wardrobe, so that is another avenue of my sewing adventures. Thanks for taking a look at my gallery... I hope you are inspired!
Projects are loosely grouped by era.
Cherubino's military uniform (3/4/09)
swing dress (1/5/09)
bridesmaids' dresses (1/5/09)
my wedding gown (1/5/09)