silk dupioni

Hello Ladies! This is one of my favorite dresses that I’ve sewn in a long time.  Using the “1910s Tea Gown Pattern” from www.sensibility.com , I changed the sleeve length, altered the overlay, added lace puffing, and sewed on some pleated ribbon trim for a gorgeous gown that is still similar to the original design.  I [...]

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Hello Ladies! I’ve recently been sewing some dresses using two of my favorite fabrics – silk dupioni and silk shantung.  These gorgeous materials make the most stunningly elegant outfits, and they are just perfect for holiday ensembles.  But recently I’ve heard some people wondering, “What’s the difference between dupioni and shantung, anyhow?” I’ll admit that [...]

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Hello Everyone! I just finished sewing a dress from one of my favorite eras – the 50s!  In the last few months I have posted pictures of my summery vintage dresses, but with the weather turning colder I knew I couldn’t continue wearing them for much longer.  So when a friend of mine gave me [...]

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