Custom Lace Bolero

This custom bolero is for a mother of one of my clients that I have been helping with all of their wedding alterations.  As I was altering the mother of the bride’s dress she asks if I can make a custom little jacket because everything that she has tried on in stores never fits the…

Warmest Winter Coat EVER!!!!

Hey everyone!!  The warmest winter coat I have ever owned was my Letterman’s jacket.  Sadly, once I got to college I still wore it around for the beginning part of winter my freshman year.  I didn’t care, but it was annoying being called a “typical freshman.”  Ever since I swore off that jacket each winter…

Dance Team Kimono’s

Hello Everyone!  I have been working on my biggest commission yet!  One of my good friends coaches dance teams in our small area of Illinois, she started coaching for her old High School (Illini West).  I did some work with her before with littler kids when she did a peter pan dance.  (See Peter’s Costume…

Wedding Dress Jacket

This commission was for a SAI sister of mine.  She is getting married in November and wanted a wedding jacket for herself made out of her mothers old wedding dress skirt.  I was really happy to make this for her!  I have been doing a bunch of bridesmaids dress alterations lately so I’m all in…

3 PIECE SUIT!!!

IT’S FINALLY COMPLETE!! I’m super proud of these guys. The pattern I used was Butterick’s B5995. (As shown below.) The Pants So first things first, the pants! These were pretty standard as far as pants patterns go. I did run into a few problems with these though. Problem 1: I took in the side seams…