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Which Bridesmaid Dress Suits Your Figure
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Which Bridesmaid Dress Suits Your Figure

How does one pick a dress that you know you’ll look good in? Up until today, our bridesmaid dress offerings consisted of “only” the convertible wrap dress. I say that with ” ” because the wrap dress does offer plenty of style options in and of itself. But like everyone at some point in their...

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!

What Being a Good Bridesmaid Means to Me
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What Being a Good Bridesmaid Means to Me

There’s way more to it than holding the bride’s dress while she tinkles… Let’s discuss, shall we? Now that 2017 is about to close, and the season slows for a short time, I always find myself doing a bit of reflecting. Especially this year where I find Elise Tonn Designs ready to shoot for bigger...

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...

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...

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...