Lesson in Fabric Weight

November 19, 2009 at 4:49 pm

So this is my latest creation: the shiny shapeless sack. How’s that for alliteration of S-words!? Anyway, I had been shopping at JoAnne for some fabric to make a dress (a project that is henceforth on hold) and I saw this fun, shimmery fabric on the clearance pile. I thought it would be perfect material for a pretty holiday blouse. Then I was searching for the ultimate pattern for aforementioned blouse. I couldn’t find much […]

Butterick 6582

September 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Dear Retro Butterick Pattern #6582, I had such great plans for you. You were going to make me look so fabulously Mad Men. But when it came down to it, you didn’t make me look anything but misshapen. Poo. Regards, Vanessa If you follow my twitter feed, you might have seen my note that said, “Grrr. 95% finished with a dress I’m supposed to wear to a wedding next week. A. It’s HUGE. B. I […]

Corset-less Cleopatra

October 23, 2008 at 9:52 pm

So I think the whole idea of being an Elizabeth Taylor-style Cleopatra is out the window. I’m so bummed. Plus I bought a BEAUTIFUL corset from the Etsy shop: PSB Creations. Kristine did a fantastic job and I can’t say enough about how awesome it’s been working with her. Given my amateur sewing abilities and the SHORT time remaining before the party, I just don’t think I’m going to have enough time to futz with […]