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Socialite Dress

I finally got around to making Anna Maria Horner’s Socialite Dress.   I made a sample for remnants:fiber[culture]  out of her new Hand Drawn Garden Fabric. My biggest beef about this pattern is the sizing and fabric requirements. The back of the pattern has the FINISHED garment measurements (not something we are used to seeing on…

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Gravity’s pull and getting garments to fit.

I just wrapped up my first round of Garments for Quilters: Wearable Muslin at A Quilter’s Folly this week. I had a total of five students split between the two sessions.   Did all five students walk out with a finished garment? Nope, but all of them walked out with a better understanding on fit and a…

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12 ways to end the world

So, this time last year, Coco Coquette was  putting together a new show,  12 Ways to End the World.  I ended up signing on a wee bit late in the game.  I was in the middle of a massive restoration project (which ended up in a museum (more on that later, hopefully not a year…

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Flashback Friday

I happened to be thinking about Riley, my burlesque client, the other day.  I have a lovely framed piece of her work in my studio.  Low and behold, she called today asking if I had some time to stitch up some costumes.  YES! Just when I thought my Summer would be void of rhinestones and…

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What holds you back from creating?

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ~Elbert Hubbard I keep running into people who won’t take on new projects because they are afraid of mistakes and failure. Letting fear hold you in captivity is only going to prevent you from becoming a better artist….

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Subversive Quilting?

The Cross-stitchers have gone rogue and broke free from being prim and proper.  Have you seen Subversive Cross-stitch?  I have a friend who makes Tidy Cloth – Hand Embroidered Cum Rags.  So, why is it that quilting hasn’t gone there?  It’s BEDDING! I’ve been using the power of google to scour the internet for proof…

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