I am looking forward to ruffly summer skirts on this snowy day in January! I designed this skirt to have no side seams. All the shape through the hips is created by the bias and the shape of the princess seams.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Nobody has as much fun shopping as a seamstress! Like a spy they sneak into designer territory and steal any pattern they like!
I found this blouse at Anthropologie and I wanted it. So I examined the garment inside and out, found a picture online, gathered some scraps of hand-me-down fabric from my hoard and got the blouse!
Kristin Anderson: Free!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Stricken with severe motivation last night, I obeyed and made a dress.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
This summer I am interning at The Dress Doctor; a Couture design and alterations boutique located in the Water Tower Place Professional Suites in downtown Chicago, Il.
The Dress Doctor works with Belle Vie Bridal and Vera Wang Bridal gowns, they do custom design work and just about anything sewing.
As an intern, am learning hand-work alteration and fitting techniques such as:
-Bustles--French and American
As an intern I am also learning design techniques such as:
-Making flower embellishments
-Using dress forms
My experience so far has been very positive. The majority of the lessons I have learned are of a type one cannot quite put into words. Not exactly the gaining of knowledge so much as the gaining of experience and exposure. Doing the actual hand work in a shop is a different side of the clothing industry than one meets in a classroom.