Sewing an invisible zipper is intimating at first thought. But when you’ve got the right tools and the patience it becomes even easier. It’s tricky and takes practice. I’ve found this method the easiest way to accomplish this kind of zipper. Remember your invisible zipper foot!
That Raspberry Ballet
Some highlights of this recently completed prom dress. The bodice features a seamless lace overlay, delicate off-the-shoulder sleeves, and corset back with eyelets. Skirt is a full circle with a ton (two layers of 7m to be exact!) of tulle for the overlay. I have another video that shows more on sewing a lace bodice without seams see.
A summer wrap dress style complete with flirty bow! Used is my convertible wrap dress classic with a chiffon overlay, in the colour Iris. Start the style off with a strapless and tie as many times as you can until you can tie the bow.
This is the look I wore to our 5th wedding anniversary dinner. I was such a beautiful day, we took the final look shots at the pier in Sidney.
Exciting news! Victoria Women of Weddings (a network of prestigious wedding industry professionals) is putting on another bridal show in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. I’m happy to be a part of it again and will have a few dresses in the fashion show as well as a item in the silent auction. Here are the details from WoW about the event:
Wow, what a show! Everything was going well without a hitch and then bam, controversy! Announcing the wrong winner for best picture is surely going to go down in history as a memorable Oscars moment! I for one will be remembering that – and these memorable dresses seen on the red carpet this year.
My latest video is really a “making of” diary of my latest vintage project, transforming this 70s style gown into a futuristic inspired look complete with cape. This dress was my Aunt’s and it was made by my Grandmother Elise originally. It was pretty amazing to work on it and eventually sew on my label with her name, which you’ll see in the video.
Threading, General Care and Use
I set out to do a quick video as per a request from a subscriber and ended up with a pretty detailed overview of my industrial sewing machine, a Reliable 8900M straight stitch. How I thread it, wind a bobbin and just generally how I use it to save me time sewing garments. Some may find it interesting, but probably not everyone… but watch anyway! 😉
It’s a very good machine and has never caused me any grief (compared to my Bernina home version…) all in all is was the best major purchase I have made so far!
It will be my first time attending ANY bridal show as an exhibitor! I am really excited to get myself out there and meet all you brides.
Sunday, Jan. 8th! 11am – 4pm
Crystal Garden events centre downtown Victoria.
Get all the Details with all the times & performances.
Come, stop by and let’s discuss your dream dress!