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Re-Creating My Own Prom Dress
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Re-Creating My Own Prom Dress

Hey, I’m re-creating my own Prom Dress circa 2005 from scratch.. again! The original was the very first dress I designed from pattern to final product. I lost track of it sometime after I moved away from home and have yet to have it turn up. So I’m creating the prom dress 2.0 here and...

Sewing a Bridal Gown Part 1: Muslin Making
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Sewing a Bridal Gown Part 1: Muslin Making

The first step of constructing any new design is the muslin mockup. This covers pattern layout, cutting, thread tracing your pieces and then sewing them together to create the basic foundation of the dress. Can’t wait to have you follow along with the progress of this project! Next, we’ll be fitting the muslin and looking...

Making a Simple Waist Stay
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Making a Simple Waist Stay

A simple ribbon waist stay can add support to a heavy skirt making the bodice appear smooth and stay in place. Plus it alleviate strain on the zipper at the waist. A great, simple couture technique that can be added to any dress!

How to Sew an Invisible Zipper, Easily
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How to Sew an Invisible Zipper, Easily

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!

Sewing a Full Circle Skirt Hem
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Sewing a Full Circle Skirt Hem

This video gives some tips on how to approach hemming a full circle skirt! If you’ve ever tried you probably noticed how tricky it can be turning up… what to do with all that extra fullness?! Well, give this a watch and find out.

An In-Depth Look at My Industrial Sewing Machine!
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An In-Depth Look at My Industrial Sewing Machine!

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...

Vancouture Course With Claire B. Shaeffer
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Vancouture Course With Claire B. Shaeffer

I had the pleasure of spending the best three days learning from one of my idols, the couture guru, Claire Shaeffer. The first book I took out of the library on couture dressmaking was written by her and have bought/read several of her books since then. There are lots of elements that define couture but...

Video: Making a Silk Sash
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Video: Making a Silk Sash

This is how I made a silk wrap around sash on a 1930’s style dress. Materials You’ll need general sewing supplies (machine, thread, scissors, needles etc). I used Stretch Silk Charmeuse for the fabric, 4 metres or your desired length of your sash. Make the width as wide as you want. Mine narrowed in the centre and...

Sew Some Thin Silk Spaghetti Straps
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Sew Some Thin Silk Spaghetti Straps

In my new video I walkthrough the steps of making some silk spaghetti straps. This is how tackle these seemingly tricky things for dresses and tops. Hopefully you find these tips useful! You’ll need: – Amount of silk fabric equals the length of straps plus a couple inches extra. – Loop turner – Scissors or rotary...

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