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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...

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!

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.

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...

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...

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...

The Making of a Custom Bridal Gown
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The Making of a Custom Bridal Gown

This new video is made from footage I took throughout the design process of my sister’s gown. Obviously not every detail was captured, but this provides good insight into have a custom made bridal gown, which is typically a 6 month process. It all starts with an idea, a concept, and flourishes from there.

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