The Little White Dress (LWD)

  The washing of the silk is done, and it’s after January 15, so it is time to start sewing the Little White Dress! Cutting the silk was easier that I thougt it would be.  I started on the lining – a China silk which is SUPER thin.  From this I cut a sweetheart bodice…

McCalls M6893 – Planning and Muslin

One of the first things my mom asked me when I told her I was engaged was, “are you going to sew your own wedding dress?”  Huh.  I hadn’t really thought about it… that would be neat.  But when I realized my limited experience sewing with slippery fabrics have been exercises in frustration and I…

Red Coat – the Muslin

I am super excited to make a long wool coat!  Dan is skeptical that it will be enough for January in Wisconsin, but thinks it will be fine for the warmer days of winter.  We shall see… Inspired by Gertie’s lovely coat from a couple of years ago, I selected a red Itallian wool from…