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Trim, Bias Tape,and Ric Rac 

While visiting my supplier, I saw this vibrant 100 percent cotton material. The patterns were to die for, so I decided to make 2 centimeter wide double folded bias tape; or  trim as it is also called. I made lots of bias tape. How much did I make, you ask? 4000 centimeters or 40 meters.  Each package has 4 meters- a generous amount because double fold bias tape is normally sold in 2.75 meter packages. Speaking of which, those packages usually have boring and plain colours. If your are a… Read more Trim, Bias Tape,and Ric Rac 

A Pale blue silk camisole inspired by vintage style

I worked on this piece a few weeks ago when I was inspired by something I had seen in a vintage shop. I sourced all of my own materials; but the design was not my own. My favourite part of this piece would have to be the lace fringe that hangs down to provide a “1920’s lingere flapper girl” style”. I only wish I could have made this in a size large enough to wear for myself!

New Machines with Old Dreams

My take on a classic half apron with blue frilly edging. This one was tough, because the seams have a border on the opposite side made from a bright multi-coloured print. It took a lot of patience to get everything lined up. I’m getting better every day and learning new techniques- conversely, sewing helps me stay focused on my life. Each stitch that helps to form a straight line reassures me that the end product will be beautiful if I just keep the needle on the right path. I can… Read more New Machines with Old Dreams