The Hollywood Sew

I missed the Great Gatsby Challenge but couldn’t stop thinking about making a Daisy inspired dress. I loved all the colours Casey Mulligan wore in the movie and had some pinky prints and solids in my stash. I used the Burdastyle double layer dress pattern I had already assembled for my Downton dress but this [...]

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I wanted to make an “American Horror Story: Coven” inspired dress for Halloween that could be worn on other occasions too. I chose the vintage 1940′s pattern Butterick 5152 and made it up in some black poly chiffon. I had originally wanted to use burnout velvet but because of the cost I decided to try [...]

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I am totally in love with this print, even after staring at it the last few nights to make it in time for the Project Sewn signature style reader challenge. I used the bodice from Simplicity 6123 view B but with no sleeves which I had in my stash and the skirt was self drafted [...]

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It is with great excitement that I present to you the pilot episode of The Hollywood Sew! Based on creating a dress inspired by Downton Abbey, I hope fans of both Downton and of sewing will enjoy this design video. Please like/share/subscribe etc if you want to see more, as I need enough interest to [...]

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Here is the premiere of my finished Lady Mary inspired dress. The final outcome was well worth the challenges of sewing with two shifty fabrics as I truly do feel like a lady when I wear it. My full review is here along with the teaser for the pilot episode of The Hollywood Sew based on designing a [...]

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