Category Archives: Lace

The Meta-Knockoff

Lately I’ve been all distracted and have let my blog fall by the wayside, but I’m still here and I even have a project to show off! A week or so ago, when I was a bit adrift about what to sew, I read this post on Carolyn’s blog about her project using a lace […]

Tweed and Satin and Lace, Oh My (part 1)

A few weeks ago when I was browsing my fabric closet, this tweed cashmere and black lace kind of jumped out at me as the perfect fall ensemble. Then later, as I was searching out trim for the jacket, I saw that I had some teeny tiny scraps of brown duchesse satin for the trim […]

Lace and Ruffles and Bows, Oh, My!

Sometimes, when I finish a project, I wonder what I was thinking when I thought this would be something I would wear. Then again, sometimes the strangest garments turn into basics in my wardrobe. I tried this dress on with virtually everything I own, and I think it looks best with regular black trousers and […]

Jolie Laide

. My Aunt Millie was a little old lady of Sicilian descent who possessed a fashion sense as exhuberent as it was questionable. She never looked boring. She would have been all over this mint green lace blouse. So am I. Sometimes, you just need a piece that’s so ugly it’s cool. I have been […]

Pioneer Woman Dress

I’m calling this my Pioneer Woman Dress. It makes me feel like I’m on a wagon train heading out into the unknown. The full, swishy skirt is my favorite part. I made this lace cardigan to wear with it, which perhaps detracts from the pioneer vibe. I love mixing textures, and I also love the […]

A Black Hole

Well, actually, two black holes, one per sleeve, and many lavender holes.  The lavender fabric is something that I originally purchased for my kids.  I bought a lavender and a purple, thinking that they would want dresses that were a little different, but they both chose the purple.  I made these dresses.  The fabric was […]

More Clothes with Holes

Opacity is so yesterday. The fabric for this blouse came from Jo-Mar in Philadelphia. A couple of other sewing bloggers bought the same fabric. As I recall, there was more demand than supply. A girl fight nearly broke out about it, complete with scratching and hair pulling. I should have been the bigger person and […]

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