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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Girl on Fire

It’s rare when a project this amazing falls into your lap.  I got a call from a girl named Isabelle back in April.  She said she had a friend who was looking to have a costume made for comi con in Chicago.  She couldn’t take on the job herself and was looking for another seamstress…

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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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End jort shrinkage

It’s that time of year when you look at last years cut-offs and find them too short to wear in public.  Here’s a tip to keep your jorts from disappearing in the wash. Step 1: cut pants to desired length Step 2: Sew along the the bottom edge of the shorts. “  The stitching creates a…

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