Fine Home Furnishings

I love a good Craiglist deal.  Yes, these came from Craigslist.  They didn’t start out looking this good. They retail at IKEA for $199 each. I took a chance on the ugly ones that someone was selling on Craigslist for $35 each.  The price was good and the hydraulic lifts still worked. I brought them…

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My week with the Weekender

I’ve been working on this project for what seems like FOREVER.  Seriously.  It started out because I saw the Weekender pattern at remnants:fiber[culture] and Jessica offered to trade me the pattern for a sample out of shop fabric.  I said sure.  Then we chatted about me teaching a class on it later in the Summer….

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Meant to be

Have you ever had a project haunt you? I did. It was this dress. It hung in the doorway at Amelia’s for a really long time.  It was damaged, it had a 22 inch waist, but it had one or two good parties left in it.  I knew that it was mine to restore if…

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Sew, Sew Busy

So it’s been a while since I shared what I have been working on.  May was all about wedding dresses and re-invintaging for a few stores.  June was recovery from wedding dresses and helping out a few friends with their projects (solving the problems of others is often better than tackling one’s own). July was …

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Hidden Dresses

I have fond memories of the Highlights Magazine Hidden Pictures puzzles. When I was out shopping with my friend Kris she said that my brain is just wired to find the hidden objects.  I see dresses inside dresses like some people can see dead people. Exhibit A Fugly cotton muumuu.  The fabric was nice and…

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Vintage Vivant – La Vie Parisienne!

Last post for the evening. So,Vintage Vivant was supposed to be on vacation for July.  Then, out of the blue it was back on with a Love on the Left bank theme.  I had no clue what I was going to wear.  Then I decided to do what the French did best.  Lacy underthings.  I…

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