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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.

Vintage Vlog: 90’s Wedding Gown
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Vintage Vlog: 90’s Wedding Gown

We are taking a closer look at how this vintage 90’s dress was made a constructed. From materials used to the inner lining. Let’s take a look and learn! Plus I have some big news, so stick around until the end of the video!  

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!

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...

Sweet Summer Bow Wrap Dress
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Sweet Summer Bow Wrap Dress

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...

Vintage Dress Transformation: 70s to Futuristic
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Vintage Dress Transformation: 70s to Futuristic

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...

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...

Get Ready With Me: Xmas Party Beauty & Strapless Wrap Dress
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Get Ready With Me: Xmas Party Beauty & Strapless Wrap Dress

Something a little different for my latest video! It’s a little bit of beauty/makeup tutorial and a little bit wrap dress style tutorial. I wore this look to a Christmas party this month and thought it be fun to show the process and the beauty products I use on the daily. Sweetheart Strapless Wrap Style...

Cataloging My Collection of Vintage Dresses
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Cataloging My Collection of Vintage Dresses

I made this small (but fun, hope you dig the music for each era!) video showcasing a few of my vintage wedding dresses that I’ve started to collect. I’ve been holding onto them hoping to get around to making some changes but I though maybe I should just put them out there and see what...