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Wrap Dress Style: Poison Ivy Costume
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Wrap Dress Style: Poison Ivy Costume

Once again it is my absolute favourite time of year, Halloween! I’ve done a Poison Ivy costume in the past because ever since childhood I’ve appreciated her particular air of confidence. This year I thought the colour of my Handkerchief hem wrap dress was PERFECT for a Poison Ivy look.

7 Alternatives to the Classic Bridesmaid Dress
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7 Alternatives to the Classic Bridesmaid Dress

We all have a pretty clear picture in our heads about what a bridesmaid dress looks like... I'm pretty sure it's pink and poofy. Times they are a-changin' my friends! Time to wake up and smell the roses that are these alternatives or additions to bridesmaid dresses!

Lace & Tulle Prom Dress
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Lace & Tulle Prom Dress

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...

Art Deco “Atonement” Inspired Gown
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Art Deco “Atonement” Inspired Gown

I had the pleasure of designing and creating this to-die-for dress inspired by a gown worn by Keira Knightly’s character in the film Atonement. It is a romantic war-drama set in the 1930’s that involves a crime and the consequences that follow in the next six decades. A very good and beautiful film, it was...

Spreading Some Super-Hero Joy for BCCHF
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Spreading Some Super-Hero Joy for BCCHF

Last weekend I got the chance to bring out the Wasp costume for another event. This was a special one though… My husband and I dressed up (along with nearly 50 other costumed heroes!!) in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. A great cause no doubt, and the kid’s loved it. It was a massive...

Marvel At The Amazing Wasp Cosplay
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Marvel At The Amazing Wasp Cosplay

Geeks, Nerds, Fans – Unite! What a crazy week! My cohorts and I accomplished 2 insane comic and entertainment conventions in a row, let’s just say I’m exhausted (especially since contracting the worst cold/flu ever inthe aftermath).

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My Top Projects of 2013

Bring it on 2014, I’m ready for some new adventures in sewing… Happy New Year! To celebrate I thought I would make a video compilation of some of my favourite custom design projects I got to work on this year. A few provided some new challenges, but mostly they were just fun to accomplish. I...

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Holiday Costume: Traditional Mrs. Claus

Plus New Video: All About Facings It’s the Holiday’s and what better way to get in the spirit than to make a Mrs. Claus costume! My latest video shows the making of the facings on the neck, centre front and hem. This costume was really fun to do. It was three pieces: A velvet robe,...

Pull Off an Original Hero Costume With Success
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Pull Off an Original Hero Costume With Success

Coming up with an original hero costume is no easy task. Most concepts are done and sometimes overdone, so coming up with new unique character is quite the challenge. Being an avid Cosplay fan and occasional participant I have seen good reproductions of famous costumed heroes in plenty, but there is something to be said...