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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!  

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.

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...

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...

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...

First Vintage Expo at Crystal Garden
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First Vintage Expo at Crystal Garden

This past weekend I attended the Vintage Expo as an exhibitor for the first time! It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I put in all that effort to prepare my setup, definitely made it go incredibly smooth! Thanks to everyone you stopped by to chat, it was really nice hearing all those “oohs...

Victoria Vintage Show
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Victoria Vintage Show

I will be at the Victoria Vintage show this year! Come drop by my booth (#79) if you have something vintage that needs altering or just need some sewing tips. Offering 20% off alterations on any show purchase! September 30 – October 1, 2016

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...

Elise’s Restored 1952 Vintage Wedding Dress Photoshoot
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Elise’s Restored 1952 Vintage Wedding Dress Photoshoot

It’s like when you were a little girl, trying on your mother’s clothes. A dress is more than just fabric covering a body; it can hold a feeling, a memory… and nothing is more special than a wedding dress. When you put on a dress that was worn by someone close to you you get...