Hey guys and gals! I’m trying to figure out a place that can make a lace pattern for me, and am having ZERO luck. I thought maybe some here may know a place or two?
What I’m looking for is to basically have the design from a black and white illustration made into a lace fabric for a skirt bottom… I’m assuming I will end up having to order a boat-load of it to get it made, so that isn’t and issue right now… I just don’t know where to look! Any help would be MUCH appreciated!
I’m attaching a photo of an incredible bird piece, and while i realize it is a bunch of things put together, something like this is what I want done, if possible at all. Thanks a ton!


i think that like, 90% of the posts i make are from the same sewing pattern… and today isn’t going to be an exception! i made this little dress last night from simplicity 4637, and am having a pretty hard time deciding if i like it or not.

i just stared at it on the dress form for like, an hour last night… it was weird. so today i dressed it up with a big buckle and cowboy boots and i think i like it a little bit more, but i’m STILL not totally sold…

basically, i live with a boy and he is NO help. everything i make he says, “that looks great, honey!” so i would like some honest girl opinions please. what do you think?

thanks for your help! as always, more on my blog!



i recently discovered all of the glory that is bernie dexter, and of all of the amazing clothing she makes, this dress blew me away!

i needed it. badly. i love how sweet and sexy it is…. i love everything about it, so being the person i am, i made it sunday afternoon! check it out!

not too far off if i may so so! i used butterick b5033, which i’ve had laying around, sadly ignored for a good while now, and i think it was absolutely the perfect pattern for this! i obviously altered the cut out, and it had to bring out the top a bit so i could make the heart so big, but aside from that it was a perfect pattern to use. i didn’t even alter the size at all. it was absolutely perfect!

so, like always, more on my blog!



Sewing Like a Champ

by christine on March 20, 2012 · 5 comments

in 1950s,1960s

hey guys and gals!
it’s been a little while since i posted, so i just wanted to share a few new things i’ve been working on between bigger projects! i’ve been sewing like a CHAMP lately!

i made this little dress from simplicity 4637- a pattern i’ve used a few times before, to make my st. patty’s day dress this year:

it’s not green green, but it’s green enough not to get pinched! plus, since it’s nautical themed, i will wear this ALL OF THE TIME!

i also made this little yellow lace dress to wear on a birthday dinner date with my boyfriend’s family. it is from advance 9825.

this little skirt is from butterick 9633…. but the best part about this is the ribbon!

i got the ribbon at a whole sale flower market for CRAZY cheap– super deal of the spring!

and lastly, here is this amazing skirt i just made from an old men’s shirt! it only took about 20 minutes to make, and i am SO summer ready!

so, like always, more on my blog including a few more garments! happy sewing!