Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Highlights

My mother made costumes for her 4 children every Halloween without fail. Now with a daughter of my own, I literally count the days until Halloween and the countdown to the costume-making month. Adeline's first costume, at 8-months-old was this an appliqu├ęd Wonder Woman onesie with attached wrist cuffs, soft boots & matching headband. If there was a way to construct an invisible jet I would have tackled that too!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Wedding Belles























Jamie & Randy are great friends of mine. In fact, Jamie and I are in the car club, Hell's Belles together. When she asked me to design and construct her wedding dress I was so excited. Her style is very classic & vintage. We went with a silk charmeuse and Jamie found the most amazing vintage lace trim. Repairing parts of the lace that were deteriorated was a challenge.






















I absolutely love the mantilla veil she chose and spent a lot of hands-on time sewing the straight lace to an oval veil shape. The results came out amazing and she looked gorgeous.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Pugrate

What could be more fun than tackling a dog costume? When approached by CRAFT Magazine to design a canine costume, I immediately envisioned a Pug Pirate, complete with knickers and a parrot on the shoulder. Short of an eye patch and peg leg, this buckaneer was a real salty dog.
Download the pattern to make your own Pug Pirate Costume!
Be sure to head to Craftzine.com to download free wallpaper of the pirate pug!