Tag: sewing

9 Boat Party Dresses πŸ›³πŸ‘— πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸ’–β€πŸ’™

For my sister’s birthday we decided to celebrate on the 6th Annual Style Chicago Odyssey Cruise that happens every July. It would be my 8 closest friends and myself. So I decided to make all our dresses! Yes, I know it was a big task to take on but I

13 going on 30 Inspired Birthday Dress πŸ‘—

My little sister turned 30 years old this past April and she wanted me to re-create the 13 going on 30 Thriller Dance scene dress because she told me that she loved that movie and wanted her birthday to be thirty, flirty and thriving!  I am so proud of my

My Blue Velvet Birthday Dress

I am a fan of David Lynch movies and I finally saw his 1986 movie called Blue Velvet for the first time on Netflix. I loved the song so much that I was inspired to create a blue velvet dress for my birthday this year. Here is Isabella Rossellini as

The Making of “Sakura Spirit” 2015 My Cherry Blossom Inspired Dress

I have a small obsession with cherry blossom trees and one day I came across a picture on my Pinterest Β that inspired me to create a wearable art garment. Wearable art is one of my favorite things to do and that I don’t get to do too often because of

My “Joie de Vivre” 40th Birthday Party

I still can’t believe I turned 40! I swear I feel like it was just yesterday that I was still 27 lol..where did my time go?? Anyways I want to share with you my birthday celebration. I was supposed to be in Paris for my 40th but due to unexpected

Proud Army mom!

One of my best friends has been asking me to make her a dress for her 40th birthday since last year. I still can’t believe that we all have turned 40 this year! Especially because we have been best friends for 25 years now..what a blessing! A few weeks before

Pants for Steven Tyler

In 2001, IΒ  received a phone call from a friend that was lucky enough to travel all over the world with the band Aerosmith as their wardrobe stylist and she asked me to make a pair of pants for Steven Tyler! I was so happy and excited because I loved

The Making of a Prom Dress…behind the scenes 2015

Ever since I learned how to sew back in 1996 I have been making prom dresses almost every year. I try to only take on one dress per year because it’s a lot of work and there needs to be sufficient time to make changes if necessary as what happened

Every designer needs a little TR in their life!

In the spring of 2012 I was invited to attend a “sew and tell” sewing group where each sewing enthusiast would Β bring in something they sewed and share what they learned with the rest of the group. One of the ladies in the group brought some samples of a workshop

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